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Episode 18

Adam reads your comments about families and we find out if Carolina is feeling any better.

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  • Where do you go and what do you do to cheer yourself up when you feel sad?
  • Can you visit the countryside and nature easily where you live?
  • What contact do you have with nature in your day-to-day life?

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Intermediate: B1


When I feel sad I usually take my bicycle and go for a ride in the ramble near my house, I like to take contact with the sea air and hear the sound of the waves and the seagulls to get rid of the sad thoughts, also I try to talk to some friend about it or with one of my brothers, but when I can't do any of those things I play a sad song with my trumpet, that's helps a lot.
I live near the sea now so I can go and see it easily but I also like going to the countryside once a while where my father lives, because there I can see a really different reality than in the city, there's a lot of nature and green landscape to make contact with the nature and farm life.
Luckily I have a little garden in my house where I can grow some vegetables and see or hear birds chirping all day.

When i feel sad or depressed I just go outside from home. well.. not a trip exactly, just go outside and take a brisk walk. It's make myself cheer up. But sometimes I'd prefer to listen to a song, of course in my (Bengali) language.

I can't visit easily the countryside and nature where I live, the reason behind it I live in town, actually I am from countryside but I barely go there. But I love nature and countryside too much.

When I feel sad I am very nervous and get angry quickly on silly things . The best solution for me is speaking to close someone or who I trust him . That make me better . When I want to cheer up I don't go somewhere. I don't like outdoors places . I think l feel very good in house . I like staying ,eating ,working and playing in house . So, I think if I go out in this bad statue I will feel more sad than before. My answer about the second question, actually I am from countryside where in Qena,Egypt and I miss it very much because I don't live there now . I live Saudi Arabia and here the town that I live in it's difficult to find nature areas .

when I feel sad, I always like to go at the beach which a quiet place and also the sound of the sea make me feel better.

Hello, thank you for teach us English, I really like a lot this podcast, the carolina's story in this episode made me fell awful for I am from Venezuela too and like much people I had to lelf my hometown, so when I fell awful, I go to the beach, or to the cinema, that make me fell cheer up or I go out with my friends.

When I feel sad, I like to play board games with my friends or family. We love to play catan, carcassonne or stroll. When I play board games I focus and can forget any bad day

Hi everybody!Thnks for another fantastic podcast.When I need to cheer up I don't go anywhere.I prefer to stay home and watch some series and movies,or I play my video game and read a good English book.It helps me a lot.

When I feel sad I go to listening and dancing latin american music. Do this for me is very important and it cheers me up very fast.

Another thing that cheers me up is going to visit a city near where I live, because the place where I am is near to the beach and near to the montain, so, I just have to choose where I would like to go.

when i need to cheer up ,i may go out for a walk with a friend , sometimes i just go to a cafe alone and have a cup of coffe while listening to their music.

there are many natural places around our city , like a forest called "saravan",although its not completely safe to go there,the police does not cover that area properly .

I live and work in a city where life is rapid and noisy that periodically makes me feel got tired. When I feel a bit down I tend to go to coast where I can look at the sea feeling how fresh sea wind blows right into my face. When you take a look on the sea and it's calm waves your problems whatever bad they are, seems to be insignificant. I also don’t refuse for myself of eating some sweet. But it’s easy to explain. From time to time we feel sad due to low level of sugar in blood. Simple stretching out is also a remedy from sadness.
My parents live in countryside, two hours from the city where I am so as I can visit them every weekend. I have a cactus in a pot on my desk at home as a piece of nature.