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Episode 16

Adam is impressed by how much you know about London. In Newcastle, Carolina meets a horrible customer in the shop and that's just the start of a very bad day.

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Intermediate: B1


Hello again to everybody.
I have never felt homesick even if I lived away from home for a short time or for a long time. I used to go in some vacations in my childhood, but all the time I have felt free to spend the time without parents. Although now when I have grown I miss home more than when I was a child. To make myself to felt better I speak with my marents every week. All the time they gave me a good feeling about the life and about the birds who should to fly from the nest.

Hello everyone,
I lived away from home when I was doing my undergraduate course. I felt homesick although living not so far away from home. Sometimes talking to friends helps us to feel better. If no friends are close to us, it is great to do something we enjoy to distract us from homesickness. Other times, the good thing to do is to phone home to listen to people who we miss. It can change our mood because we're listening to people we love and they always say words that comfort us.

I can not find the 'syllables and stress' exercises.
Can you help me please?

Hello Zarni,

The tasks that work on syllables and stress are tasks 4, 5, 6 and 7. You have to click or press on each task to see it.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

When I was 12 years old I had studied outside for middle school, I would go home once time each week. When I was 16 years old I went to county city for high school, I just went home once time each month. Then 18 I studied in university I lived in another province, each year I just went home 2-3 times. I had a long experience studied outside, and I gradually adopted the homesick feeling as I grew up. As I left home at very young age, I encountered many bad memories when I grew up. Once in high school, I caught a fever with a very high temperature in the whole night, when I clumsily got up from the bed in the morning, I went to the phone station and talked to my parents. When the phone connected I suddenly cried out, I could not control my-self and kept crying for a long time. The people who passed me all were surprised by my emotional crying. My parents felt very upset when they knew my situation, and said a lot of kind words for me. After the phone they asked a friend to take me to a hospital, then they came to my school immediately and stay with me for a long time till I was better. As Adam said it was a too bad feeling when you are homesick, and a very small thing may make you depressed.

last 8months ago, I traveled in India for 3months.
At that time, I was very homesick. India was not accustomed culture to me.
Actually, I had known that one but I didn't known like that unfamiliar surroundings.
So It was difficult time. When I felt like to go back home, I saw my family and friends picture.
And I texted them 'I miss you guys.., How was it going?' or something else. And I was waiting for
their message. When I received the message, then I was feel better.

Poor Carolina! I love her story, but today is very bad that she happened. We can pass for that while we are learning English. I would like that people were patient with that situation.

its very good , I'm very happy
I trey work

it worked well

Hello everyone, and thank you for these nice exciting podcasts, I just wanted to say that people are different in everything, although some might be similar to each other. Carolina must admit that, and talk to every one according to his own manners, she dosen`t have to be very sad though, because it isn`t worth.
Also I have a verb problem, can you help me with that. Thank you .