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Episode 14

Rob and Adam see what you have to say about politeness, and Emily and Carolina discuss a certain boy...

Elementary Podcasts

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(Note that this exercise is designed to work with most English accents – some words may sound different in other accents.)


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Do you have lots of online friends? And do you know all of those friends in real life? Is online friendship different from real life?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello everybody,
My name is Ravi. I am a Chinese. So glad to join this site. I'm so afraid to speak English.

hi everybody, I'm marybel from Ecuador and I really hope to improve my english.

I have facebook account and I use to like it, because the more I like facebook the more my time out. 

Hi every body,
My name is Hedi from Iran. I am so grateful to join this site. It helps me a lot to improve my English. I listen to listening part every night. Also, i do the vocabulary tests. It is amazing!! 

Hello every body,
I just joined the site, and I hope I can learn from all of you. The truth is my English language is weak, and I'm trying to improve as much as I can.

Hi everyone!
I don't have many on line friends, I have some people from my family, friends from college, friends from job. I think you can spend a lot of time on Facebook, Orkut, twitter and other socials network. I use it but just sometimes, not every day spending lot of time in it. I think it is useful but some people use social network for unnecessary things like I'm going to sleep, I'm going to shop... But have some others that use for protest against politics and so on... Some people use to write wrong on line because they think it is not important on line and I see some people writing wrong when they need to write on paper but this is another question... Social network in job I think can be a trouble because you can amuse with Facebook for example and forget to do your work or let it for after. Social network can be important when you need to communicate with people around the world or the other side of the country.
This is my opinion about social network

Hello..Where are you from ..Do you know that you speak english very veryy well,,I want to learn too.Can give me a hand please t learn this wonderful language...
I agree with your opinion..

I am a member of facebook. I like it because this is very good method to communicate with our family who are not around us and it is very simple to keep in touch with them than call on phone to them. Also on facebook my friends upload their taken camera pictures that is very amazing. For example, one of them recently had taken a picture of "Frozen Tree" around our home while other trees are normal and weather is sunny and warm.
It is really amazing. Here is its address:

  hello evrey  buddy my name is shosho   Iam from Egyapt    

Oh no! Homophones are so tricky in English, I've realized I've mispronounced so many words so many times and it's still very difficult to tell some differences... for example between 'place' and 'plays' or 'ice' and 'eyes'. English pronunciation seems to be a box full of surprises! ... and an endless list of things to learn.
But thank you very much for the exercises, they helped me a lot!
Cheers from Colombia!