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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.

Tess & Ravi

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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!


Language level

Intermediate: B1


could you please direct me to the page where I can learn oral English on this wonderful and reliable website.

Hello tope reju,

I'd recommend you read the advice on improving your speaking on our Help page. After that, probably the most useful section of LearnEnglish for your to explore would be Listen & Watch.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone from Turkey. I like your podcasts very much. I also need to speak English more fluently. When the speech accelerates more than that, I can't understand anything. (for example, bbc world).

Hello ozgur kaya,

Thank you for your nice comments. Have you looked at our Help page? It has advice on learning English, including improving listening.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone. My country, Venezuela, don't have Royal Family. We have a Democratic Goverment thal call itself Socialist. However sometimes to look alike a Royal Family because the same family occupies important charges in the goverment.

Hi Everyone,

In the past, here in my country, we had viceroys but the people were against the viceroy due to the fact theirs people treatment was not totally accepted, the people condition during that period of time was terrible, so I think a democracy can be better if it is well managed.

This podcast is great!

Is it possible to say 'a box of cereals' when referring to breakfast cereal/cereals as in a 'box of cornflakes' or can you only say 'a box of cereal'?

Hello Clare,

'cereal' is an uncount noun when used to refer to the breakfast food, so 'a box of cereals' is not standard English – use 'box of cereal' instead. It's a bit like the word 'fish' – typically, it's an uncount noun, but when you're speaking about different species or types of this animal (or plant in the case of 'cereal'), it is a count noun.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Is it possible to use the present perfect as well as the past simple in this question; 'When has she moved to New York?' as well as 'When did she move to New York?' Please reply. Thanks Clare