Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Emily are in the library to study, but end up chatting. Jo and Adam chat about conditionals – sentences with 'if'. 

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you – how do you like to study? At home? In a café?
  • Do you prefer to study with or without music? At night or in the morning?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi all ,I like to study at home with music or without music, I prefer study at home alone with one big cup of coffee.thanks learn English British council I am firs here and its my first comment, I start to learn here English.

Hello, I prefer to study alone in my room at morning times after eating breakfast, I believe that in the morning the mind is clear and able to learn and understand fastly.

hello people,
I prefer to study in my room in silence because there I can concentrate one hundred percent. Also for me is more efficient to study in the evening and night although a lot of people says is better to study in the morning.
goodbye and keep study. :)

Hi guys, the podcasts are very interesting, I think I improved my english, because now I can understand podcast mean without to read a transcript... I'm very happy! anyway, about the last podcast , I can't study in a library or in a bar or while I'm listening music, because I'm very curiose persone, so I can't focus on my work without total silence!

Hello every body.As for me i prefer to study at any place wich is calme and peaceful. It Could be at home or a way from home. When i was a student i used to study at night or in the early morning if i had an exam nearby. I Could also rivise at home in the afternoon when the sun wasn' t too hot. But when the sun was too hot i Could gow out of town in the gungle under trees.for me there's no way to understand waht i'm reading with out any silence . so i didn't use too much libres. I could only go there if i don't have documents to do my home works given by teachers.

I prefer to study in library because I fell sleepy when I study at home but in library I have to sit one place and attend to studying. library is quiet and there aren't TV or refrigerator or bed or..Then they can't tempt me..I studied for my MS exam in library and I succeed and went to a good university.

This advise is very cool , my husband told me to listen to BBC news if i would to develop my english language ,but i didn't use this advise. Now i'll do.

As I said before, I improved my English a lot with the all podcasts from Bitish Council but, I'm far to be a good listener, writer or talker in English. Despite of that, I study all weeks and I prefer to do it at home, normally on wednesday, saturday and sunday when I don't go work.
At work I tried to study by listening the BBC radio but It is very difficult to me understand.
So, thank you all of podcast programmes who I understand very well, and help me a lot.

Hi dear I think most of us need to practice English to improve that. I wish we create a group in telegram or whats app or another application for this purpose. What do you think?

Hello marziyeh,

It's great that you want to practise your English with others, but I'm afraid our House Rules prohibit the sharing of the kind of personal information you'd need to do this. If you're interested in this kind of interaction, you might want to check out our Facebook page, where many users also participate.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team