Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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Leave a comment below!

  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

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




Hi, guys!Potatoes are healthy and nutritious food, they are the staple food in some regions in Okinawa where people famous for their longevity.In Russia we eat a lot of potatoes, too. As for the cooking I think it must be in traditional way.

Hi, usually i like cook at home, eggs , meet , rice with beens and friet potatoes. I dont like eat in the canteen because its very expensive here, but I think that my wife cook better than me.

I like cooking and looking for new recipes.
I like potatoes boiled, fried, baked and mashed.In Italy with potatoes we make many dishes: sweets, cakes, bread and also first dishes. The potato can be used in many ways.
I like tomatos more than potatos above all raw tomatos seasoned with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and pieces of the onion.
Good appetite

i have Q >>>>
potatoes it take >it< so potatoes is
not potatoes are ?????
where is the potatoes
where are the potatoes ???

Hello liath,

'potato' is singular and 'potatoes' is plural. With the plural form 'potatoes' you should use a plural verb ('are'): 'Where are the potatoes?'

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody, my name is Nguyen Hieu. I'm from Hai Phong city, Viet Nam. I like cooking a meal for my family and try some new dishes. I hardly go out for meal because sometimes, the foods are not delicious and save. Thank you for your podcast - I love it.

The podcast and exercises were so helpful.thanks alot to the The Learning English Team.In my country Cameroon we do call mashed potatoes "pomme pille" this is mashed with beans and mixed with red oil........exquis..

Hi everyone, Someone please explain me why we have to use " Would" in the below statement which's been extracted from one of the lessons in British Council.

"We had a terrible night. The baby wouldn’t go to sleep. He kept waking up and crying".

The lesson says "Would" is used as the past tense of "Will" to talk about what people wanted to do or were willing to do. Does it mean " the baby didn't want to go to sleep or we were really like the baby to go sleep", or it means something else? this is very confusing. Someone please explain this to me.

Hello Tharanga1180,

Your explanation is correct: the sentence here means, in effect, that the baby refused to go to sleep.

In English we often talk of situations that we are not satisfied with in this way, even describing inanimate objects as if they were making a choice. For example, I could say 'The rain just would not stop', which means that the rain refused to stop.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

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