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Episode 05: Environmental issues

There is a heated discussion on environmental issues. How green are the gang?

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi nasrudin,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! My first suggestion would be to explore the site.  Use the links at the top of the page to go to different sections and see what kinds of materials are available.  Get a feel for the level of difficulty of different sections so you can see what will be most useful to you at the moment.

Then start with something that is not too high a level. Many users find Elementary Podcasts Series Three a good place to start.  Work through the episodes, and remember that you can use the transcript to help you, or to read and listen to at the same time after you have done the exercises.

As you work, it's important to keep a vocabulary notebook. Organise it by topic ('work', 'family', 'food', etc.) and add words and phrases to it as you go through the material.  Test yourself regularly to see if you remember the words.

Finally, practise English every day, even if it's only for 10 minutes. You can study the vocabulary you've recorded, listen to an Elementary Podcasts episode again, or if you have a friend who is also learning English, practise speaking with them. You can also practise by yourself, just speaking English when you are alone at home or at work.  This kind of practice is great for developing fluency in speaking, so that when you need to use English in the 'real' world you are ready and confident.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sir ,

I just now finshing from serise 5 so I need to know my level aftter my ashaveing the 4 tasks

Hello alaaemara,

We don't identify level in that way, I'm afraid.  I'm sure you've made progress - well done - but we'd need to do some specific testing to ascertain your level, and that's not something we do at the moment.

Congratulations on completing the series!

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

thanks a lot

Very Good!

Olivia is my favourite!!

thank you for providing such valuable knowledge regarding learning english

What does Magde mean when she said : he's off sick.

Hi hayaalqasem,

"to be off sick" refers to when we don't work because we are sick. Tony is sick that day, and so he didn't come in to work.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello every one
I want to ask about task4
What's he doing working here?
I put the answer(What's he doing to work here?) why is it false?
another question
what does this sentence mean ( I guess this cafe will have to do for now)
thank you for your efforts