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Episode 06

Carolina and Jamie disagree about telling Emily about Cameron as they get ready to eat dinner, while Adam and Jo consider potatoes and the past continuous. 

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  • What about you? Do you cook at home?
  • Or do you eat in a canteen, or buy something to eat on the way home?
  • And what's your favourite way of eating potatoes?!

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


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Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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I like cook in my home but I usually cook a weekend. Also I usually eat lunch at restaurant of my job and I don't like to buy something for eat on the way home. I really like to eat potatoes salad. It named "niislel salad" in Mongolia. If you want test it, I teach you how to do it.
Firstly, peel potatoes and cut into very small cubes
Peel one carrot and cut into cubes
Put potatoes and carrots into a big pot of salted water. Bring to the boil
Let potatoes cook for 15 minutes until soft
Drain potatoes
Some sausages and cucumbers cut into small cubes
One onion and cloves of garlic cut into very small pieces
Add sausages, cucumbers, onion and cloves to potato cubes
Also add oil, juice of cucumber and mayonnaise
Finally, Mix all
Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Enjoy!

Cooking is fine with me. Nothing more. My mom teaches me how to cook delicious Myanmar curries. And I find it quite easy and well boring. But I love to eat at home.We cook potatoes with chicken curry. Mmm...Yummy.Potatoes are matched with spicy chicken curry plus Indian curry powder. Actually I'd like to make Myanmar snacks which are healthy and delicious but unfortunately, mom can't make Myanmar snacks. One day I'll make Myanmar snacks.

Hi, guys!Potatoes are healthy and nutritious food, they are the staple food in some regions in Okinawa where people famous for their longevity.In Russia we eat a lot of potatoes, too. As for the cooking I think it must be in traditional way.

Hi, usually i like cook at home, eggs , meet , rice with beens and friet potatoes. I dont like eat in the canteen because its very expensive here, but I think that my wife cook better than me.

I like cooking and looking for new recipes.
I like potatoes boiled, fried, baked and mashed.In Italy with potatoes we make many dishes: sweets, cakes, bread and also first dishes. The potato can be used in many ways.
I like tomatos more than potatos above all raw tomatos seasoned with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and pieces of the onion.
Good appetite

i have Q >>>>
potatoes it take >it< so potatoes is
not potatoes are ?????
where is the potatoes
where are the potatoes ???

Hello liath,

'potato' is singular and 'potatoes' is plural. With the plural form 'potatoes' you should use a plural verb ('are'): 'Where are the potatoes?'

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody, my name is Nguyen Hieu. I'm from Hai Phong city, Viet Nam. I like cooking a meal for my family and try some new dishes. I hardly go out for meal because sometimes, the foods are not delicious and save. Thank you for your podcast - I love it.