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Episode 02

In this episode, Carolina returns. What happened with her and Jamie? What is new in Emily's life? Plus, Adam and Rob talk about the recipes you shared after last week's show.

Elementary Podcasts

Task 1

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Task 2

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Task 4

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How do you say hello to your friends? Do you shake hands? Kiss? Hug? Bow? Perhaps you wai ​like people do in Thailand!

Write to us in the comments and we'll discuss your answers in the next show.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello everybody.
I love their classes and am learning a lot with you. Well when meeting old friends a hug is all good. However people do not have much intimacy prefer a handshake.

Hello everyone. When I see a friend after many times, I usually shake his hand.

I think the best way to say hello to your friend is to give him a BIG hug =)
According to many researches when people hugs each other the hormone of happiness rises up.
As you see,there is a science explanation why people have to hug more often

I usually shake hands and hug them. If I haven’t seen them for a while, I also kiss them. It is traditional way to meet a friend in my country. However, some people may prefer only hands shaking or bowing.

Generally with friends, i don't hug, just shake hands for the boys and Two ore more kisses for the girls. Yes, sometimes more, but don't think bad things... It depend on the county were you live in France : in some parts, oftenly in south we use to do 4 kisses, in other parts 3 and most generally two.

you are so funny :D and by the way i didn't think about a bad things cause in my country we kiss each others almost 4 kisses too
ps: i'm from egypt :)

: )) i just want to ask about position of 4 kisses? lol. I'm from Vietnam. we don't kiss when we meet each other. We don't also hug. I think sometime we do.

Hi, I am from India. I generally do shake hands when I meet someone after long time. And hug occasionally if person is male else always do shake hand. I never kiss anyone, except my girlfriend.

Hello I am Carlos from Peru; when I See a friend after many time I hug him and shake his hand effusively

Hello There,

I'm from Sri Lanka. When i am saying hello to my friends who strange for me i'm shake hands but if they are too closed once i hug them.