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Episode 07

Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

Tess & Ravi

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Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


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How do you feel about queuing?

If you’ve been to Britain, do you think it’s true what Tess and Ravi said – are the British good at queuing? 

How about queues in your country? Do people queue up politely or do they jump the queue? Do you jump the queue?

We’d love to hear from you - write your answers in the comments.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


ii I'm Sandra a new comment..i make IELTS In June and now I'm frighting I wish that every thing goind good for me
for my self I think that I'm not ready to take it ...I'm afraid

Hi Sandra,

I can't say anything about how you will do, of course, but I can point you in the direction of some great materials to help you prepare. If you go to the British Council's Take IELTS site you'll find practice materials, sample exams, tip and much more.  I'm sure the materials there will help you to prepare with confidence for the exam.

Good luck!



The LearnEnglish Team

Actually I wish to live in Britain . I like orders and queuing . Really it's good that everyone has his turn and be polite . In my beloved country Egypt , people never wants to queue up . there is always a mess in everything . some of course like queuing but they miss their turns because of the impolite people who jump on queue and disobey orders. Some organizations make people line up and wait for their turn ,they have very strict regulations but the issue I wish , is that the concept of queuing be in everyone's belief . It is something good to have in your ethics. Orders and politeness is nice thing to have especially when people are educated so why they insist on chaos !!! For me I like queuing and I sometimes spend the time chatting with people and talking about politics or any social problems but I always miss my turn because of some people insist to jump on turn and saying that they are in hurry and saying words like please and so ... so what i have to do is to wait ..

I agree with you littlemoon86. we are suffering from chaos everywhere.even in our daily life. and people now have to pay bribes to accomplish their work. i know that it's shameful to say that but this is the reality. corruption has spread everywhere. my definite question is why people do this. what are the differences between us and those cultured people. and what do we have to do to fix this problem!!!!

Hı everY1 ! Im from Azerbaıjan and unfortunately ı should say that we also have problems at queuıng . Nowadays especıally underground full of people :( and the jumpıng theır queu :(

hi everyone,

I dislike queuing and dislike the persons who jump queue, but in my country, most of people like queuing, especially for big sales in shopping mall, famous restraunts, sightseeing location, and in some ocassions, like public holidaies, for example, our importantest holiday - spring festival, every guy working in another city will need to buy a airticket/realway tickets to go back his/her hometown, to enjoy the holiday with family together.

Hi English Team,
Thank you for you efforts in preparing these amazing and useful  podcasts.
I want to ask about exercise 5. I didn't understand the difference between with ,at in and for. I understood the situations in which we use in,on,at that elated to days,dates and seasons.But this exercise I mean exercise five in series 3 episode7.

Hello hayaalqasem,

In the exercise you refer to, the correct preposition depends on the adjective preceding it. There isn't necessarily any reason that one preposition is correct and another isn't - it's just the way people speak. So what you need to do is memorise which prepositions go with which adjectives, e.g. bad at, worried about, angry with, etc. As you read and listen to English, you'll see there are plenty to learn. Many students find this very challenging, so keep at it and don't give up!

Good luck!

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I have never been in Britain ,but I hope that I can be there. I can't express my opinion about people there in queuing. In my country, sorry to say that the people are impolite they always jumping the queuing. They don't queue up politely, although most of people here are educated and cultured.
I am always queue up ,I  have never tried to jump the queue that's why I always missed my turn in the queue.

First at all I want to say thank you for this site and specially about these great podcast. it is amazing !
I heard too about the Britain should are polited.
I am from Brasil and here people aren't polite. The most of people jump queues. This is awfull. I have shame about this things in my country. I don't jump the queues, I like to be polite and I am interesting about ethics.