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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.

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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 everyone,
In my country when we see our close friends, we hug each other dearly. If we see a casual friend, we just shake her hands.

I usually hug and shake hands with friends, accompanied with a "nice to see you brother". Some people just shake hands and that means that the other one is not that important for you. So, a hug is important for me! XD

I think shaking hands it's not an unusual greeting. But in Russia we have the other one. Sometimes with friends we can greet each other by our leg. It's like "give a five", but we use our right inner side of foot. We use this greeting when the weather is very cold and we don't want to take off our gloves to greet someone.

When I met with my friend,I just say hello or hi and if he/she is my best then only I will hug them.and as per Indian tradition say "Namaste" to relatives.

I'm from Vietnam. In my country, when people meet a person they usually say 'hello' in a polite way. They sometimes shake hands or slap back. They hug if they haven't met for a long time. But not kiss. Kisses, in my country, are most show love, not a way to say 'hi'

Hello guys
In my country our traditional way to welcome in friends is shaking our hands but for dear friends and relatives we embrace and kiss each other one in every cheek

hello everybody I m from Algeria, firstly I want say tahnk you very mutch for this programme I felle beter thant befor for my English listen skills.
For the subject of today, generaly I shake hands every morning with my collegs but I kiss when we did't meet eatch other a lot time ago, sometimes tow kiss sometimes four kiss it depends how do you like the other one or how relationship do you have with them.

When I see people I hug them and I play with them. I never kiss or resive kisses. I hate kisses.

Hello, everyone.
I'm from Italy.
In Italy we are very effusive... when we meet a friend o an acquaintance, we kiss them - a kiss on each cheek-.
When we meet an old friend we meet not so long, we embrace and we kiss them, then we start to ask them about theirs family, theirs job, theirs friends etc, etc...

when i see my old friends ..i love to hug them i feel like it's the best way you can show the other person that you really love him <3