Tess and Ravi discuss the news and the BBC, while Adam and Jo talk about unusual words such as 'series' and 'news'.

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

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Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


Leave a comment below!

  • What do you think about the BBC?
  • Can you watch BBC programmes where you live? Or get BBC radio?
  • What are your favourite programmes?
  • Do you use the BBC website?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello everyone where I can leave a comment for least podcast

Hello ahmad_alhasn,

You can leave comments here, just as you left this one.

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The LearnEnglish Team

i like to learn more

Hello nadia_po,

Next week, on Tuesday 17 November, episode 14 will be released and then new episodes will be published every two weeks until mid-February 2016. You can also listen to the other episodes in Series 4 plus Series 1, 2 and 3, and then there are lots of other resources in our Listen & Watch section.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for your conduct

I like bbc news on tv and radio. But its not always clear to me.I have listening problems. I have started listening to bbc podcasts to improve my listening skills.Pls suggest me how I can improve faster.

Hello Bashir Uddin Ahmed,

There's some general advice on our Help page that you might find useful, but in general, lots of practice is key for improving your listening comprehension. Progress is sometimes slow, so I'd recommend patience. But if you find that your listening is not improving after a couple of weeks of consistent listening, then perhaps there's something you can improve. If that's the case, please describe to us what you do and we'll try to give you some ideas.

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The LearnEnglish Team

i love you british council

I started listening elementary podcast one year ago. I hear it while jogging.
Speaking BBC, I use BBC learning english in its website and I also subscribe its podcasts.
British accent and tempo sounds nice for me.

I am trying to learn British accent and your activities are really helpful. Thank you.