Tess & Ravi

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

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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


hi i want to ask you if you have chatting room to learn english?

Hi khalil10,

At the moment this is not something we offer. However, it may be something we add in the future.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

One of favorite podcast is 6 Minute English from the BBC Learning English site, the BBC is very helpful for those who want to learn English.

great...as always i like this podcast.BBC...I heard about it but never listened to it.As about truth in news these days..its very difficult and vague to say this...

Oh, sorry for my mistake: BBS instead of BBC.

Hello, LearnEnglish Team!
Of course I heard about BBC (who don't know about them), but due to you I've found out that BBS site is a great source for English learners! So thank you very much for this podcast!

Sorry I say I like u more than BBC
I think I like Tess and Ravi and Adam and Jo
i like BBC a little but I dont listen to news to much
I'm like Ravi

1st answer :I believe that bbc is the most trusted in the whole world and I'm big fan of BBC channel and websites.
2nd answer: Yes, I can watch it but I can't listen to radio is not available in Saudi Arabia.
I wish someday I can listen to BBC radio while I drive.
3rd answer: I love Top Gear and I watch with my little sisters Nina and The Neurons every morning .
4th answer : Yes I always use it for News and Learning English it amazing and there are variety options and they give you plane to learn English for free!!!

BBC is the BEST for ever

Hi everyone. Unfortunately BBC is not accessible legaly and its website is also banned in my country. I have to admit that I'm not a really big fan of TV, the news and stuff and the only thing that stiffes me in front of the TV is an AC Milan soccer team match :-) . So I have no experinces to share in this comment but one question. Adam said about the BBC podcasts. Where should we get them please ? I am a really BIG fan of podcasts in general ( and in particular I'm absolutely interested in your well-produced podcasts) because they help me improving my English.
Thank you a lot .

Hi Reza,

I'm afraid we can only recommend the BBC site as a source of BBC podcasts. If they are available elsewhere then you will have to look for them yourself, unfortunately. The British Council offers access to the material on this site freely but we cannot speak for the BBC or the availability of their materials.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team