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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.

Tess & Ravi

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Task 8


Leave a comment below!

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 English language Team
what is the difference between the exercise 6 and 7 in series 3 episode 9 and question tags.I know that in question tag  if the sentence is negative the question will be positive and verse versa.

Hello hayaalqasem,

These are reply questions, which are not used to ask a question but instead to show that we are paying attention to the other speaker, and sometimes to indicate we'd like to know more.

Normally if the speaker makes an affirmative statement, the reply question is affirmative (e.g. "It's 6." - "Is it? Time to go!"); if the statement is negative, the reply question is also negative (e.g. "I didn't pass" - "Didn't you? Bad luck.").

It is possible, however, for the reply question to be negative when the statement was affirmative (e.g. "It was a lovely party." - "Wasn't it? I really enjoyed it.") - this expresses emphatic agreement with the statement.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks from Libya.

Hello everybody
I'm Mehdi From Iran The Land of Biggest King such as Kourosh
First thanks a lot for Your comment and specially THANKS for British Council because of this powerful site.
I try to learn English SASP because I decided to immigrate to Australia and because that I have to catch IELTS 7 in all 4 band,
I know It's difficult but I try to do it.
I hope all the best for all of member's of this site
Best regards

Hi mehdi3173,

Thanks for your kind feedback and good wishes!

In addition to working through the Elementary Podcasts, I just wanted to recommend that you take a look at the IELTS section of LearnEnglish as well, in case you hadn't already seen it:

Good luck in your studies!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi friends,
I'm Dasitha from Sri Lanka. I like to dink tea with milk. Many of Sri Lankans get used to have a cup of tea. In fact, I'm thoroughly refuse that British people like to drink tea. Instead of that they drink Alkohol. they invade our country and make our people drink alkohol.

I drink tea a time a month, and coffee two times a month. I like put milk and coffee. In Mexico we drink tea as medicinal drink, we mix very species of tea and we use it like medicine. The plants of tea are grow in the houses.

I don't drink tea but sometimes i like to drink coffee

I often drink tea without milk in the morning and evening. I really don't like coffee so I drink it with a little sugar approximately three or four time a year. In the Vietnam, I saw that almost man usually like drink coffee in the morning every day and some people have drink coffee without sugar. Tks  

Really I am a tea person ,so I used to drink 6 cups of tea during a day.But usually I drink cup of coffee and green tea .but not much .In our country people like tea and tea is used in business ,in parties,when we tired, in breakfast ,before and after lunch and dinner,everywhere tea comes and bring us joyful freshness with itself.
when we want to make it we pour boil water in pot and we add some flowers which they have good smell and taste,so they are nice compliments for tea ,then we put our pots on Samavar or the kettle with boil water on heat ,after 20 min the color is brown-red and taste is so especial ,On thing ,,when we want to drink it we pour it on teapot that shows us its color and drink it with sugar - cube and we can get the cube on our mouth until the tea pot is empty ,so I can't beat a cup of tea!