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Episode 17

Tess and Ravi talk about a very famous British family and Adam passes on your kind words to Carolina.

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Do you live in a country which has a king or queen? Did you have to learn the names of kings and queens in history at school? Are the names for family members more specific in your language than in English? And do tell us about your family!

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Intermediate: B1

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Hi all, 
Word for calling family members is quite complicated here in Korea. We have different words for calling a boy who is a son of a sister of my mother or a boy who is a son of a brother of my mother.
Further more We have different words for calling a girl who is a daughter of a brother of my father or a daughter of a brother of my mother. Very complicated, isn't it.
So, nowadays young generation including me don't exactly know how to call family members. But it doesn't matter because we are busy and we don't have many chance to meet those members. 
When we meet relatives, sometimes we even don't notice the fact we are relative each other. Interesting!
Thank you.  

Hi all,
I am from S. Korea. Korea is a republic country, so there is no Royal family. Instead, we select directly our president. It is wonderful. All people who have the right to vote go to a voting place which is set neighborhood and vote for one of candidates. Then National Voting Committee collect all voting sheets and count them. NVC finally announce the result who is our next president. Wonderful, isn't it.
Thank you.

 hi guys. i am a new member. i want to improve my self in English . i want to learn  till i talk it fluently. i love this language because it runs in my blood
  i want to make friends if it is possible

what a great informative talk!!!! ok
but I am new to this web  ..... so can I find a friend to practice speaking english
 

I like here.
Coming from China, I want a partner to practising oral english. 

I am yemeni
could we practice english

It is nice to know about a Great Royal Family.
 

Hi everyone! I haven't visited this podcast for a while...
Anyway, it is such a huge thing to talk about royal family but actually I do love to know - haha because I've always wanted to know about British :)
Luckly me, my parents don't get divorced so it is quite simple to talk to. I have three brothers, the oldest has been marriage, the older hasn't and I am the third (the only daughter in my family) and the youngest brother is still school at Junior High School.

Here in Vietnam, we don't have a royal family, but I recently learned about the king of Spain! =) I think his name is Juan Carlos...
Because i'm in a French school I learn about French kings in history, and especially Louis XIV who is really famous, his castle was Versailles​.
In my language, Vietnamese (Vietnam is a country in Asia), the words are really specific, and, as Adam said, we have many different words to use for family members...

Hi everyone,
It's the first time I post a comment. I am pleased to join you!
I am French, but live in Belgium. In Belgium we have a royal family too, even if they are much less famous than the British Royals! Albert the Second is our king. He's married to Paola who is Italian. They have 3 children and 12 grandchildren. Philippe is their oldest child and the first in line to the throne. Philippe is married to Mathilde and they have 4 children. The oldest one is a 10-year-old girl named Elisabeth. She could be the first queen in Belgium as the constitution recently changed and now allows girls/women to access to the throne. Elisabeth and her brothers and sister are brought up in two languages: French and Dutch. This is also new here as the monarchy traditionally only speaks French. But you perhaps know that Belgium faces problems between its two communities, the Flemish in the North of the country and the Walloons in the South. The gap between the two communities is getting bigger. Let's hope that the monarchy will give the good example by teaching kids both languages from the birth...
Best wishes
Isabelle

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