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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?


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Intermediate: B1


Hello Asma Anwar,

I'm sure you'll find a whole lot of useful materials here on LearnEnglish, starting with our IELTS section.  I think you'll also find the British Council's Take IELTS site very helpful - if you go into the 'Prepare' section, you'll find practice exams, including practice writing papers with sample answers to look at.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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Hi Kamal jeet singh,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! There are lots of resources here, and I'd encourage you to look through the different sections to get an idea of the possibilities.

This page and the Elementary Podcasts in general are a great place to start. There are transcripts and exercises to help you improve your listening comprehension, vocabulary and grammar, and you can use the audio as a model that you can imitate to learn new expressions and improve your pronunciation.

Whatever you do, it's best to try to have contact with English every day, even if it's only for a short time. Little by little, you should see that you improve!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,
  I don't  have many friends on face book and  all of my friends  are friends in real life or  relatives . I think social networking is good  to keep in touch with our friends and relatives.  I am not sure if  it will be safe to  accept all  friendship  requests since there are different kind of people .In addition to that sometimes I write about my life ,my family and  attach some pictures of me and my family , I do not like anyone to see that .The last thing I would like to say that face book gives me the chance to know many positive and negative things about my friend and I realize that sometimes our friends on face book are different from those in real life..  

Hi! My name is Ishmael Tholley from Sierra leone.I'm always exciting when listening this program on Radios and podcast why? Because it teaches me the correct way of saying a good grammar...
I really enjoyed this program,it's very exciting

Cameron is a lucky boy. because he could win Carolina's heart to a certain extant.but I'm repenting about my self hoping such a situation.

I have not got many online friends, but I would be happy if i could get to know someone from different country, different culture;). I was writing with one girl I found on a web-site created for people who are looking for penfriend from over the world. She is Hungarian and I've got her in my friends on fb.
Peter, you're from Poland like me! Are there some...I don't know interesting happenings, camps or whatever in our country(organized by polish agencies) that you can recommend me? Learning from papers etc. is fine but often not for me. I hardly remember things learned in this way or I am just not able to use them in real life, when i have to talk in English. I need practical exercises ...

Hi zolwojtek,
I think you can find quite a lot going on in Poland, but you'll need to search online a little to find just what you're looking for.  LearnEnglish doesn't recommend activities organised by other institutions as we can't take responsibility for their content or organisation, but you can find a lot of information about learning opportunities, English language cultural events and so on on British Council Poland's website:
I hope that helps you find what you're looking for.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

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This is a wonderful website Congratulatios! this is amazing , helpful, friendly,Comfortable to me. 

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