Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Actually I don't like cooking . I live with my parents and my mother always cook. She always tell me you should learn to cook but I guess cooking is not difficult. I used to cook sometimes when I was at school I cooked pastery and when my mother was seek I cooked. Anyway the only way I like to eat potato is french fries . I guess all the people like french fries.

I don’t know to cook very much.but I like eating in the home

Hi Everyone,
I was cooking food hardly a day goes when I was a unıvesity but I didn't (did not) konw to cook much food. I cooked omelet, pasta instant soup and french fries. I like to cook foods. I am asking myself why I wasn't a chef Whatever I like go to the restaurant. Espcially I enjoy to try specific foods. I never have ate food while I was walking. It ıs not good. Whe have to respect dishes. All of them is felicity. We can drop and step on its. We must be careful if We eat something. My wife is preparing foods for me because she kons off work before me. Hardly I help to her at weekend. I don't ( did not) work at weekend so I should help. We are family. Nowadays we eat go out .We will be baby boy three month later. My wife can't stand all time.Finally I like french fries and baked potato. İts turkish name is kumpir. we also put into sausage, ketchup, mayonnaise, pease, pickle butter and cheese . İt is very delicious. You can eat it in istanbul from Turkey. Good night May god protect you( too disbeliever)

I am surprised that Jamie don't know anything about Cameron's private life - after all he is his close friend! And more it worse if he knows but doesn't tell the truth (but I don't think so).

i like home made food because it is more healthy and clean but some times i have many things to do so i go and bring some thing to eat
my special potatoes is mashed potatoes it is really very delicious i aften add some chesse to it

Hi everyone! In Italy cooking is a normal activity for every woman, in every good family. Especially in the south, we cook a big variety of food, known in all over the world, as pasta, pizza, vegetable's dishes, fish's dishes, cured meats of great quality.
My special potatoes are cooked in the oven, with olive oil, salt, oregano and a mix of peppers (black, green, red, white pepper together). Very delicious!

Hi, everyone!
I don’t know to cook very much. Nowadays I only work, so I take my mother’s food to work. I love it, it’s really good.
And my favourite potatoes is fries! :)

I am always cook at home , because it is healthy and cheaper , and nowadays cooking are at fashion with a lot of cooking program on tv , cooking is a kind of therapy for me and when you made a beautiful dish and people praise you it makes me feel so proud.

I'm use to cooking by myself. Actually, I don't like cooking very much. but I don't want to eat anything bad for my health. and I'm trying to lose my weight. so I only cook and eat salad and smoothie and roasted chicken. that's all. I really love potatoes. but I haven't had any potatoes for ages for my diet. I would want to taste it in chips...
thank you :)

Hello every body
I like potato when throw in fire.