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Episode 11

Tess and Ravi discuss something British that people think isn't much good. Adam and Rob read your comments about your jobs.

Tess & Ravi

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Task 8


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Have you ever tried British food? What did you think of it? If you haven’t tried it; what do you think British food is?

What about eating out in your country? What sort of restaurants do you have? What’s your favourite cuisine? Why?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


I learned English when I was at secondary school and lycee and I didn't have to use English until I started working. I have used English in my work for ten years shaped like both reading documents, writing mails and attending workshops, meetings which spoken language is English. But I am still hesitating to speak English in the meeting and I don't speak fluently and confidently so I hate this situation:(.
According to your second question, I have never eaten British food that's why I have no idea of it. In my country we have delicous meals and I love our dishes so much. I have tried Mexican food, Japanese food, Iranian food, Afghan food and Azerbaijan food. I only like Azerbaijan food because it has very very tasty dishes I love all Azerbaijan meals very much. Espacially meals with meat and shah pilaff are perfect.
Kind regards.

I never have eaten British food, but I've seen on TV that you can get fish with potatoes in places near the sea.

We have very good traditional food in my country, and you can get a lot of food from other countries, especially Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and French food.

We have got strong tradition of food here in india and every state has it's own wide variety of cuisine and taste which encompasses of rice, wheat, spices, herbs, fruits and milk etc,. It's true that We have not got as much sort of restaurants as in UK but got some, However i can see that People sometimes prefer to eat chinese food after their own tradition of food. The reality is that we don't have as many sort of restaurants as other country, it's because we we don't take food often out as most people think taking food out is prepared with a lot of artificial spices , not as much tastier as it is cooked at home and not healthy.

Hallo. First at all for the first question Adam and Rob I want to say that in my job we never speak English. None of my colleagues don't speak English. I want to speak English well so I learn English with Elementary Podcas. I like learning English with British Counci. I also a lot watch English movies on Youtube or programs how to learn English and speak in that language fluently.
Now for the second topic. In Poland food is very good and delicious. When you arrive to my country you should try Polish food such as pork cutlet with tomato and sauerkraut. Also in Poland you must try Polish sausage. It's amazing.

Hello team,
My favourite cuisine is Egyptian, as we have lots of unique dishes which you can find only in Egypt, they are delicious too for the main course or afters both are good.
If i go to eat in a restaurant i prefer italian pizza for the main course, and cinnabon which is cinnamon pie as afters.

I don’t think of it because I have never tried British food. I have tried Japanese food but I don’t like it. Sushi is fresh fish and I dislike eating fresh fish. My country is Istanbul in Turkey where cooks a lot of different meal. There are very kind of Turkish food, ‘shish kebab’. It’s delicious.


Dear Brithis Council team.
These episodes of elementary podcasts, are for beginners of learning the English language, I notice that in the transcriptions when the dialogue is with numbers write in Arabic and for beginners I think they should be written with words and thus encourage learning

Hello anaisavecas,

Thank you for your suggestion. We're always happy to hear ideas about how we might improve our materials.

It might be helpful in some ways for users to see the written forms of the numbers. However, we think that providing accurate and natural language is our priority and in such texts it is not conventional to use written forms in this way. We prefer to make sure that all of our texts, including the tasks, are as good examples of natural language as possible.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Actually i wanna make a suggestion for you for the fifth episode whuch you are working on it, actually i found series one and two more intersting to me with lots of topics, but it was a bit long, and series three and four are much more shorter and convenient for me to listen, but it is a bit boring especially carolina's epidodes which has only one topic with very slow language, so i suggest for the upcoming episodes to be as much as similar to first and second series with shorter duration, may be twenty minutes.
My regards