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Episode 15

Tess and Ravi discuss the most famous city in the UK - I think you know what it is! Rob and Adam read your comments about social networking.

Tess & Ravi

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Have you been to London? Did you like it? What do you know - or think - about London?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


hi~I'm kitty from China .Now I'm preparing for IELTS exam and will take one on next month.But I find it hard to answer all the reading questions .Any tips for that?@.@

Hello again kitty,

I'd give you the same advice as before - there you can find information on the reading section and advice on how to prepare for it. On the IELTS, it's always to your advantage to answer the questions, even if you're not sure or don't have time, because you are not penalised for incorrect answers.

And in general, try to read as often as you can. Even if you can only spend 10 minutes per day reading in English, do that. Over the course of a month, you will certainly learn some good vocabulary that could really help you on the exam.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello evrybody. I am greeting you from St.Petersburg Russia. Unfortunately I haven t been in London. But I have strong intention to realize it in nearest future.

Hello evrybody, I've never been to London but I hope visiting It one day.
Visiting London is important for me for many reasons: first I want to improve my English, second I really like visiting historic places and finally I want to enjoy the bad weather :p.

i 've never been to London yet, but i'd love to visit it some day, i have a friend of mine who live there. I've heard that London is very beautiful city very clean city with thousands places to visiting and see. I really would love to visit London.

Hello. I wonder If you could explain for me please a simple rule for reading Dates like 1900, 1920 and so..... I want to be good at it and i faced a little difficulty as i guess them mainly in exercise3
And thank you very much indeed .

Hi littlemoon86,

The most useful thing to remember when reading years is that most years are separated into two two-digit numbers when they are read. For example, 1970 is separated into 19 and 70: "nineteen seventy". This rule works for the vast majority of years, but there are lots of variations, as you'll see below.

If the year has only 3 digits (e.g. 622), then it is generally read "six twenty-two". If a year has only 1 or 2 digits, the number is simply read as if it were a normal number (17 is "seventeen").

If there are 0s in the year, they are often read differently. When there is a 0 in the third position (e.g. 1206), the 0 is often read as if it were the letter O: "twelve O six". When the last two numbers are 00 (e.g. 1200), they are read as "hundred": "twelve hundred". And when the last three numbers are 0, the year is read as a number: 1000 is "one thousand".

For 2001 onwards, some people follow the rules I explained above ("twenty O one"), but many others say "two thousand (and) one", especially for the years 2001-2009.

This is a lot, but if you remember what I explain in the first and last paragraphs, that will help you with the vast majority of years.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello,everybody .I really enjoy learning english .I'm from Tunisia and I hope visit London one day to boost my level in English and to visit the famous places in London.

Have you been to London? Did you like it? What do you know - or think - about London?

I’ve never been to London, but I hope to be there one day. I think it is very great city because of its history, beauty, culture, civilization, old ruins, fantastic symbols such as Big Ben Tower,and its marvelous places. I know that its weather is temperate and misty. This is the unique thing that I don’t like in London.

Hi everyone
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I use English during my daily work, but my listening and speaking is very poor, so my friend recommended British council. It is really very good, and I think I have fell love with it.
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