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Episode 09

Our listeners' musical talents are the topic for discussion this episode. Tess and Ravi tell you all about the drink British people are famous for loving.

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Do you drink tea or coffee? How do you make it? With or without milk? With or without sugar? What other things do people in your country like to drink?

We always enjoy reading your comments and we read some of them out in the following episode.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi everyone,

I live in Turkey. And Turkish people do love tea like British people. They drink it every hour of the day. For example my family, They wake up and then my father prepares tea then he goes to work. When he arrives to work, his first job is to prepare tea :). Then about he comes home at about 7.30 pm. And again his first job is to prepare tea. They drink about 10 cups of tea every day. I used to drink too but I do not drink any more. And there is another drink here called Turkish Coffee. This drink looks like mud and taste is terrible. I can't understand why people like it.

Hello everyone, I don't drink coffee or tea. But when my family has friends or guests visit, we usually make some tea to invite them. We pour the boiled water into green tea leaves in a teapot. After 5 minutes, we pour the tea into a teacup and drink it without milk or sugar. The green tea is very good for health and beauty. In my country, people drink both tea and coffee. Every morning, they drink iced black coffee and iced tea. But I like the fruit juice more than tea.

I prefer drinking cofee.I can't imagine my day without coffe. Coffe when i'm coming at work-it's ritua for me.l It's black cofee,without milk.I can drink coffe only with sugar,usally it's 2 spoons. But when i drink coffe with some sweets, i try to put less sugar. Sometimes i drink tea too and it's green tea without sugar. Scientists and nutritionists believe that green tea more useful than black tea. Via green tea is cleaned our body and removed toxins. On the whole i'm sticking this opinion too. I use to drink a lot of very sweet of tea before ,but it's in the past..)) By the way my favorite tea is milk oolong,it's really tasty.I think it can replace tea with milk)

Hi, Usually I drink coffee, It's the national drink and It has several ways to prepare it, You can drink like an express, with milk, Capuchin, the coffee could be served cold or hot, Normally You'll see more kinds of varieties of coffee's preparation.
Sometimes, mainly when I'm sick, I drink aromatic´s water, They are similar to the Tea's recipe, but They use aromatic plants.

I prefer drink coffee with condensed milk, but there is also tasty tea which I like when I am tire of coffee, regarding the people of my country I think they are drink both of that drinks in equal quantities.


Series 3 episode 9 - How I use the podcast

Today I want to write something how I use these podcasts.
First of all I want to mention that Elementary podcast series 1 and 2 are more difficult than podcast series 3.
I first listen 4 times to the podcast without transcript. Then I listen to it 4 times again and I also read the transcript.
I mark all words which I don't know and look them up. I don't learn words which aren't very common e.g. 'cuppa' or 'brew'. I also mark the sentences which doesn't sound familiar.
I repeat the podcast so often because I want to know by heart which prepositions are used and the different ways to express ideas.
My aim is to be able to 'hear' if something is right or not.

I drink tea every day. When i am in Republic of Bashkortostan at village of my grandma, i drink tea with milk because it is our ritual. Actually i am not very like drinking tea with milk but i just can't fail my granny in this not easy custom. When i am in city, i drink tea without milk. From where i come from Republic of Bashkortostan tea is more popular than coffee because coffee was arisen a little bit later than tea. I drink coffee too but very rarely. We used to drink tea from piala but now from teacup. Also we add different useful herbs to tea like that mint and etc.

I sometimes drink tea or coffee, but in Japan tea is usually Japanese green tea. Yes, we have Westerners' "red" tea, but I drink less frequently. And if I say "a drink", I usually refer to a variety of juice, milk, or coke, especially cold one, not hot drinks. Japan is located southern than U.K, so its climate is warmer and more humid, so people like cold drinks rather than hot drinks. I once travelled aborad and I ordered "iced coffee" but they didn't have any iced coffee, the place was Dubai, which is in a hot country and yet they didn't have iced coffee! I was shocked.

Coffee is more popular than tea in my country. People drink tea in the main in winter to keep warm.

We are going To London this holidays with m'y family
And i have any questions about pubs
Can we go To the pub with my teenagers ( 13 and 14 )?
Thanks for answers