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Episode 20

It's the end of Series 4! Carolina tells Emily she’s going to miss her while she studies in France. But will she be missing Jamie too? What’s Jamie going to do? Jo and Adam look at different ways of speaking about the future. It’s goodbye until the next series!

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  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

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  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

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Comments

Hi. Thanks a million. I'm a student of English by my own. So, I appreciate very much your podcasts. Very very much.
But there is a thing that I don't like in they. It's the part, at the beginning, that go over the comments that we did it. What I hope listen to on the podcast are English words, and between so many nicks, I'm losing the plot.
It's very heavy to me listen to so many nicks.
One more thing, is it "in the postcast" or "on the postcast"?
Sorry, but, I don't practice translates from Spanish to English. Please, anybody can correct me, I'll be very grateful.
I know this is the last podcast, but I ignore if there will be more. Please if there will be more, don't name so many strange nicks.
Kind regards.

Hi Algaba,

I'll pass your comments on to the podcast team. We like to include some of the comments we receive but I understand that too many nicknames can be confusing. It's a balancing act, I suppose.

I think 'in the podcast' is more common, but you can also hear 'on the podcast' used, so both are correct.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello

In the previous episode it was asked what other issue we would like to hear about. Many people like gardening.

I've made one mistake in Task 5. The question was:
Why don't you come over to my flat after class? _____ the homework together.
wrong: We're going to do
right: We'll do
Imagine: Sue and Peter have planned to do their homework together. So there's certainty that the meeting will take place. Jane is also asked to join them. So the 'going to do'-form seems for me to be possible.

The series 1-4 were a bit too easy for me because I like to choose material which is a little bit to easy for me.
You did an excellent job with these podcasts!

It think I am going to do 'Big City Small World' next. The units seem to be shorter so I'll probably spend this time a few minutes every day with them.

Good luck with the production of Series 5!
Bye

I remember the episode when Carolina wasn’t able to go to her class and left a note on the door where she wrote that she was sorry and had to miss that lesson due to she was constipated. Misunderstanding. I know I shouldn’t have found it fun but anyway. The same word which has different meanings in both countries. She’s lucky that Emily was in time to put the note away.
In a course of my study I had to go through all episodes from the first to the fourth series and I seem like got much better in my listening. By the last episodes I could listen to free without any breaks and every word and sentence were clear. Now it’s got much easier for me to watch movies in original as well, that’s definitely a level up.
Thank you all for sharing this wonderful podcast. That was my pleasure to listen to.

Hello Sergey,

Thank you for the lovely comment, and well done on your progress!

It's great to know that people are improving, and that we are helping with that.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Kirk
I am so happy to listen to all the series and i hope to listen to the new one

Best Regard

Carolina's story was one of my favorites, and I'm really sorry that this is the last podcast. I've followed the story of Carolina from the begining, when she just moved to England and when she made friends with Emily and Jamie.

There was a podcast about Carolina's weakness in undrestanding and speaking English language. I remember that Carolina was very sad and she started crying when her mother called. I felt so sorry for Carolina then. Although I've never been alone in a foreign country, but I was in the same situation before .

I always thought that I could easily speak English, but when I was in Canada I realised it is not easy to understand all the words and sentences and when I wanted to speak I forgot the words just because I haven't used them for a long time, besides sometimes I'm thinking of emigration to other countries I'm afriaid of being fooled and insulted by the people of those countries because I'm so shy and without self confidence I guess Carolina is much better then me in this way . She could find friends and boyfriend in a foreign country I think it' s more tough for me.

When are we going to have series 5?? We have been waiting a lot to listen to Carolina, Jamie, Tess and Ravi again, What is going on? I have been following these podcasts since the first Episode! C'mon bring them again! I look forward to listing the next series ;)

Sir,
Will we have Series 5 of this learning
English podcast by the end of 2018 ?

Hello SonuKumar,

At the moment we don't have a date for the next series, I'm afraid. You'll need to be patient a little while longer!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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