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

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


I like study at home
I prefer to study without music any time

Hi Everday and Good morning,
I never study to a day. Actually I prefer study last day When I was at Unıversity. I hate study lesson I like study to my favourite lessons. I could't stand math while I was going to at school.But I like to study english everytime. I always study at home and at night because of very silent. I can listen to enstrumental musıc if I study numerical lesson: I still same about study lesson.

I prefer to study in a quiet place without any distraction because get distracted in a second,So my bedroom is the best place to study.The library can be a good place to study
I recall that when I graduated from the university I worked as an interpreter and I translated various documents and articles into the library because there are many specialized dictionaries and references are very diverse. I never listen to music or watch Tv during my study, but I like listening to soft music at work it makes me be fresh and calm.

I ended up study many years ago. Now I'm studying only English - it's my hobby. I do this in the morning before going to work (and sometimes at the work). I prefer study in quiet.

I prefer study in quiet place and people around without make noise like library at university , desk at work .

I´ve been studying english at home , at kitchen because the table is big and I can put all my stuff on it , when I was younger I studied in a library at university or in my dorm , and sometimes with a friends , but I didn´t like to study with them bacause we chattering more than studied , definitety is doesn´t work , like Emily and Carolina in the library

How do I like to study. It depends on what I study for. When I was a student, I used to study in a library. but I'm studying at home now. because I'm living alone. So nobody disturb my work. and I don't want spend time to go out for studying. there is another reason why I study at home. I would feel embarrassing, If someone hear me practice speaking english.
So I like studying at home.

Hello family. Have any difference between how tall and how high?

Hello blueroses,

We use 'tall' to speak about some things (e.g. people, trees) but 'high' to talk about others (e.g. a plane, a mountain). There is a page in the Cambridge Dictionary just on this topic which I think will clarify it for you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you. I see