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Episode 08

Jamie has a surprise for Carolina, who is already quite excited about her new job. Meanwhile, Rob and Adam have been waiting patiently since the last episode to talk about queuing.

Elementary Podcasts



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Once I was in a class of "huapangos". It is a mexican music style, that is played with guitars, violins and "mandolina" (a regional instrument similiar to a very small guitar). My personal goal was learn to play the guitar, but the music teacher noticed that I was a good singer with natural talent. Every class that I went, instead of practice with the guitar, the teacher asked me to learn and practice another mexican song. I left the class because, he didn´t let me to do what I wanted to do.
When I was in the University, there was a "Mariachi" group. And again I wanted the same objective and the same happened again. The professor wanted me as a singer and I left it the group again.
After a while, a musician told me that it is more easy to play a guitar than to be a good singer, because in order to have a good voice you have to born like that, and when you use your voice is like another string that has to be in tune.
Now have the objective of to find a place where I can to sing, because I always liked, but I didn´t noticed how special talent it is.

really i fell that  by  this sit  i can rise my english level  too,  due to  the most people can share there opinino  at least in english  so  i beg my GODto help us  to  find what we are searching 

Another great topic! I’ve never played in a band, but I love music. To talk about the style of music I like most is perhaps as difficult for me as saying ‘what my favourite colour is … / what my favourite food is …’. It’s a good thing to have choices!
Perhaps the only style of music I don’t enjoy listening  much to is the very noisy kind. What I listen to often depends on how I feel and what I’m doing. Can’t imagine life without music. Thank you for good language task too.

Once I tried to play the guitar but was difficult for me to do it. I'm slowly and  it hurt my fingers. But I really would like to play the piano, it's my dream! I'm saving  some money to get one.  Thank you, this is a great way to be in touch with the language.

I have to say thank you very much. I have been listening series 1 about 5 month I think. I was reading transcript, then listening every single day.
And now, when I listen series 2 and series 3 I can understand almost all the words without texts, I haven't read them
Even more, I begin to understand other programmes like BBC podcasts. I hear words clearly even I don't know how they are translated into Russian.
It's unbelievable, it stimulate me to keep learning. Thank you to all: Rob, Adam, Tess, Ravi and all BC's command
P.S. My writing skills are not good yet :P But it was written from my heart, thanks

Thank you very much for this comment, Wolverine. It's good to know that you find our podcasts helpful.
LearnEnglish team

I love all kind of music if it is soothing. I love Illayaraja and Rehman filim music songs. In Indian movies song plays a vital role for the success of the movie. Most of the times I do not understand the lyrics meaning in the songs, at few times I hear song only for lyrics. Music with good lyrics will make me murmur the songs frequently.

Hi everyone. I've never played & learned musical instrument before, but I am a big fun of classical music. I could listen to this music all day long. I think music is good for our mind especially the classic one, its so relaxing & soothing. Generally I love slow music better than the hard bit one but all are the same, music is music and it gives you the feeling of calmess in your body.