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Episode 05

How would you describe the British character? Tess and Ravi consider whether the British are reserved, while Jo and Adam look at negative prefixes.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What do you think – are the British reserved? Are the British more reserved than other nationalities?
  • What do people say about people from your country? Do they think you’re friendly – and is it true?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi I live in the UK few years and I must agree with Tess and Ravi the British are not very friendly.
I don't have any British friend. If you will visited them in their house usually they are talk with you through the door. An Elderly people are nice and friendly they often want talk with you, they ask Where are you from etc... I like an elderly people. If someone ask you How are you? or wish you all the best it's only sentence nothing means..They want to be just nice. I don't trust them. Although it's depend of the person everybody is different yes?

I think British people look like reserved. But this shows them intelligent and noble. If i tell the truth, I want to see British people like this. In my country so many people are warm-blood to other people. If someone look like your uncle or your brother ( as the age I mean) you can call that person "uncle" or "brother". In the same way you can use aunt and sister...

end of term actitivity: top-down and bottom-up listening with the benefit of a source of authentic varied language. we had our end term activity for cambridge english c1 in a pub as we had a meal in our teacher's home in cambridge english b2, besides going to the theatre.

i mean end of term activity.

after the theatre to the pub among one of the b2 class company theatre visit. besides the b2 course i attended c1 and gymnasium. then i passed b2 before i began to study modern language studies at the open university doing c1 for my open university modern language studies.

to sit the c1 examination shortly.

to call of my examination due to a bike accident. to sit it next year.

to call off...

i missed out an f in off above.

i am integrating into the course to incorporate it into my open university studies.