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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


Hi everybody. This podcasts is well. I will listen it again and again.
      I lives in Vietnam. I don't live in a country which has a king or queen. But in my school, I had to leand the names of kings and queens in history. They were kings Hung. They were the First in my country.
      Now, I will tell about my family.
     They are 4 people  in my family. My father, my mother, my younger brother and I. My father is a mechanic. Hi's 50 years old and hardworking. He's tall than me and quite fat. My mother is a teacher. She's 49, small and quite think. My mother cooks very well. My younger brother is 24 years old. He's a student. He tudies at Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology. He is the tallest in my family.
    I'm Ta Duc Hai. I'm 26 years old. I'm working for VNPT company and learning English at Acet Vietnam. It's a good school to learn English in my country. I likes it. English language is very important for my job and my future plans. I wants to earn a lot of money and have a comfortable life.
    Now, I'm trying to learn English. In my comment has some mistake but no problem, I will try next time.
    Thanks everybody. Nice to meet U!

hello i am new here i am learning english in my 10 ages

please Adam i need a help.
           i want to improve my English in listening and speaking.

Hello imeneko!
Well, if you want to improve your listening, the Elementary Podcasts are a good place to start! Listen once to see if you understand, and then download the transcript (click the link that says instructions and downloads). You can use the transcript to help you with the difficult bits. Try to listen to a little bit of English every day – and don't worry about understanding everything.
For speaking, try talking English to friends who are also learning English, You can also join in the discussions on LearnEnglish by writing comments. This will help your vocabulary and grammar for when you do get chance to speak.
Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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Chennai, India

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I live in beautiful Ukraine.

I think it's hard for me to remember all the Royal family, what I know only about Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Lady Diana, Prince William, and Prince Harry. Most people in my country love Lady Diana. She was well-known with her kindness, generosity, and modesty. 

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Hello this is Raquel :
I like this episode very much it is a big help for me and I believe that I will learn a lot  about story of the Queen's family, it is so interesting! I am from Mexico and we do not have Kings and Queens, I like it very much! 
Thank you and have a nice day my friends!