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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


In my country people warmly welcome all strangers and i love this podcast.

In my country people are very friendly and they welcome very warmly to their family , friends ,co.workers guest either they are belong to within the country or (foreigner). Inviting them for a dinner for a lunch and one most important thing ,they also giving to their guest a cultural and traditional gifts.

nice views

Im a Mexican girl, and in my country people is warm and friendly! They all the time are inviting people to their Houses.!!

I'm Egyptian, and I think all of you know what does it mean when your are an Egyptian, the most friendly person in the globe I think, our homes are open to everyone, whoever he is

I've never been in UK and I've never communicated with English people. So I can't say whether they are reserved or open, warm or cold. In my country people are mostly friendly but it depends of locality.

In my country people are very friendly and sociable, they love talking to everyone even strangers and foreigners. They talk to strangers in the street, taxi, bus, train and everywhere. It is normal to find someone asking your opinion about clothes that they are trying them in a shop or food in a restaurant
In addition people in our home are very generous and love to invite friends, relatives, colleagues even strangers to have lunch or dinner in their houses. Also they are very helpful, you can ask a favour from anyone even if you don't know him and he will do it for you.
Actually I haven’t been to the UK before, and the only idea of British that I have is from articles on the internet and programs on TV, which give stereotype of British as they are reserved and cold and unfriendly. however I don’t have a real experience with British people so I can not make an opinion about them.
please correct me if I wrote someting wrong
thank you

The United States citizens are that, US citizens and not the only americans; because the americans are all that people who lives in the American continent, remember America is a continent, not a country. Please don´t say americans when you refered to the US people. I´m from Mexico and we are americans too in the sense of Simon Bolivar, Miguel Hidalgo, Che Guevara,etc.

French peope are like english people

In Viet Nam, the people is very friendly and sociable. We will not be surprised if there is any friend invite us for a visit to there house. It will make the relationship become closer and more reliable. Especially, in countryside where doesn't have motel or hotel, we are always willing to help passers for a place to stay overnight. Really, always welcome all of you to visit to Viet Nam.