Elementary Podcasts

Carolina and Emily are also back for Series 4! Along with Jo and Adam, they talk about the time of year when bargains can be had – the January sales!

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Leave a comment below!

  • How do you feel about the sales – do you love them or hate them?
  • When's the most popular time for sales in your country?

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


Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


Hello, I want to improve my English skills, particularly the listening and speaking... Who can help or take advice?

Hello Meri Ann,

The Elementary Podcasts are a great way to improve your listening and speaking. Please note that there are three other series, and the first two are at a higher level than Series 4. You might also want to try Word on the Street or Big City Small World.

I'd also recommend you read the advice on improving your speaking and listening on our Help page for ideas on how to use these resources.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you)

I i like your séries
I talk about sales. I don't like, i don't understand why the people are crasy
Because now you can buy what do you want every time more in website
Bye judith

I'm really happy than Elementary Podcasts come back. I really enjoied series 1, 2 and 3.
About this topic I like choping sall very much because you can get many items with few money!
so nice that Calorina's back too!

Hello all
really iwant to improve my english skills in speaking
ineed ur advice

Hello tagan,

I'd recommend you follow the advice on how to improve your speaking on our Help page – it's worked for many people and I'm sure it can help you.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone!
I've been listening to all series of elementary poadcasts, and finally I've decided to write a comment. I'm ashamed about all the mistakes I still do speaking and writing in english.

I like this series and Big City Small World as well. I've improved a lot, but I need to improve more. I hope you can help me!

My worst thing is speaking, I don't know anyone who I can speak englis to him, but every day I listen some things in english as elementary poadcast and big city. I like them!

Your work is very important for us! Go on! Thanks!

Hi everyone, i love these podcasts, my prefered part is that of Carolina life in Britain.
For the topic of the second episode: in my country Morocco, Sales have not a specific period, but each shop owner can make it the time he desires and even at Sales the prices still expensive. A lot of people then go abroad (France, Spain or other country) to get clothes at very sheap prices.

this is my first time to do this practice in your website. it is helpful.