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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


great, i try to improved my English

So it seems that uk is my place to live in, becouse i'm not used to inviting people in my house.

I went to England the last month and I loved it. I have two lovely friends in Liverpool, I spent some time with them and it was really really amazing, I improved a little bit my english =)

Greeting everyone,
I'm trying to open a video,but unfortunately, doesn't work?

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The LearnEnglish Team

I've never been in UK but I met the British in Poland and I must say they are very friendly. I don't know how it is in general. Maybe I had a luck and met a friendly British people.

I agree with that fact that British are friendly and gentle. They also seem to be very easy-going and relaxed. I've studied abroad (Poland) this year and I've had a chance to take part in some classes which were given by native English speakers. I really enjoyed the classes. They were entertaining and interesting to follow.

The British respect traditions. I consider the British to be reserved, but they are keen on humour, for example they enjoy such programs as Benny Hill. The Russians are kind, open-hearted people.

Hello friends. I could like to improve my english. so I want to make friends everybody. My email: ---------------------. please help me. Thanks a lot.

Hello congphung1210,

It's great that you want to practise speaking English, but I'm afraid that our House Rules prohibit the sharing of personal information such as email addresses – that's why yours was deleted.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team