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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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Leave a comment below!

  • 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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


The podcast and exercises were so helpful.thanks alot to the The Learning English Team.In my country Cameroon we do call mashed potatoes "pomme pille" this is mashed with beans and mixed with red oil........exquis..

Hi everyone, Someone please explain me why we have to use " Would" in the below statement which's been extracted from one of the lessons in British Council.

"We had a terrible night. The baby wouldn’t go to sleep. He kept waking up and crying".

The lesson says "Would" is used as the past tense of "Will" to talk about what people wanted to do or were willing to do. Does it mean " the baby didn't want to go to sleep or we were really like the baby to go sleep", or it means something else? this is very confusing. Someone please explain this to me.

Hello Tharanga1180,

Your explanation is correct: the sentence here means, in effect, that the baby refused to go to sleep.

In English we often talk of situations that we are not satisfied with in this way, even describing inanimate objects as if they were making a choice. For example, I could say 'The rain just would not stop', which means that the rain refused to stop.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

If we saw our friend with other girlfriend or boy friend we knew what we have to do?

Caronlina's absolutely right ,. ..! and I love cooking and cook at home for my parents and Try many dishes ... I like potatoes ...

Hello, I'm not agree with the recipe of mashed potatoes(" purée" in french). You have to add butter an milk after the potatoes have been mashed and mix with a wood spoon. The quantity of milk and butter depends of the potatoes quality.
Thank you again for your website

I and my wife prefer cooking at home. In the morning we reheat soup from the fridge and make coffee. In the evening we buy some food on the way home and cook dinner together. Usually we eat fried eggs or kasha with meat and vegetable salad.
Our favorite way to cook potatoes - is frying.

Hi everyone,
Someone please tell me what's the difference between following two clauses.
1. I believe organic strawberries are worth paying money for.
2. I believe it's worth paying money for organic strawberries.

The first one I've found on a website that I am learning English, and the second one is how I am used to expressing such a statement. I know the first one is right, but I want to know how I get used to expressing such a statement is correct or not? if it's not correct, explain me why it is?

Hello Tharanga1180,

There is no difference in meaning between the two sentences. It's quite normal to be able to express an idea in more than one way, so I don't think there's anything you need be concerned about here, though it's good practice to learn to express things differently than you normally might.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I wanna thank you it is very helpful exercises.