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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 3

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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


Hi, my name is Carolina.
When I greet my friends usually give two kisses and a hug sometimes also with strangers depends , or a kiss or hand

Hello everybody.
My name is Montse and I'm from Canary Island.
When greeting a friend always I give two kisses bur If I don't kwon the person you shake hands.

Hello everyone from Brazil,

I get used to both shake hands when I meet these men friends or I give a kiss to these women friends I see almost daily. For those friends or relatives I see sometimes, I get used to give them a big hug too. But when I'm doing yoga classes, I 'wai' other yogis like in Thailand, normally at the end of the yoga classes.

Hello Everyone, I am new to this learning centre and I am from India.

I do shake hand first whenever I meet to my friend or strange. I usually hug to my close friends.

this is a great deal but i am more into learning how to do the accent. my accent has got me have issues with communications, because people do not seem to understand me when i speak.

Hello MrNii,

You can improve your pronunciation using our materials. Elementary Podcasts is a great place to start – since series 4 is currently in production, I'd suggest you start there. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then work through the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to.

To work on improving your pronunciation and fluency, choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation – repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English varies according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

This is slow work, but you'll be building up a repertoire of phrases that you'll be able to use fluently in your speaking.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

In Venezuela, if they are two very good friends or friends a very warm hug.
If this is the first time just shake hands.

Here in Brazil is diferent, we always shake hands...but if the person is a woman, We kisse her face. This is normarl here in Brazil.

Hi! I'm Dat. I usually bow and smile when I see my old friends.Some times, I punch at their chest (just for men :) ) to show how friendly I am.

In Viet Nam, people say hello by shake hand. If it familiar, we hug.