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Episode 09

Tess and Ravi talk about a typical English drink and where to find it. Jo and Adam look at adjectives and adverbs. 

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • Do people drink beer in your country?
  • If you like beer, have you ever tasted British beer? What did you think of it?
  • Have you ever been to a British-style pub? Or an Irish pub?
  • What do you think of them?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Yes, people in my country use to drink loads of beer, but they use to drink more wine than beer though.
I don't like beer very much and I never tasted British beer but there are a few Irish style pubs where they make traditional beer and it taste good, it was a bit strong for me but they have loads of different flavours and kinds of beers to drink in each pub. I used to go with friends to celebrate birthdays but I'd enjoyed more the decorations and the music they've got than the beer itself. I prefer the malt without alcohol than the beer.

In my country, Japan, some people drink beer, and others not. We can enjoy drinking beer in bars, restaurants, other places called IZAKAYA, which is basically open only in the evening, and also some people drink beer at home. Due to the Corona Virus, Japanese government asks bars and restaurants to close as early as 8p.m. so I think more and more people drink beer at home, not in bars,

in my country we don't drink alcohols , so we always when we want to met about work or friend or something like that we go to the coffee or restaurant .

In my country, I usually go to cafe with my friends, because we don't have bars and pops here.
And we don't drink alcohol or anything similar to it.

Dear Team,
during my second and more careful repetitions, listening and reading the courses, I maybe sometimes notice missing or added words.Would you like me to mention them to you?For me it's helpful, as it improves my listening, reading and writing,as well as enjoyable.In this episode there are two added words '' of course'',in 1:58.
Best wishes

Hello Nikoslado

We appreciate you telling us when you think you find an error in the transcript. Thanks also for sharing the timecode, which makes these mistakes a lot easier to find.

This one is now fixed.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

We don't have a lot of bars or pubs in my country. I like to buy some drinks and go outside to drink with nature and friends, trees, the wind, the sky and the stars. In my opinion, it is really important to be comfortable if you want to drink because it is important to keep your body safe when your soul flies.
The best drink, in my opinion, is Arak or Araq which came from the eastern Mediterranean, it is made from grapes and you have to add some water and ice-cubes to it to make it drinkable in most cases. It is the most popular drink in the middle east.

There’re quite a lot of different kinds of beer in my hometown. I’m actually don’t like beer in glass bottles, I mean all that’s sold in stores. I more tend to take, so called, alive kind of beer which’s served at café or bars. We don’t have any pubs like in Britain and I can’t image what it’s like to spend time at a pub so as people go to bars.

In my country drinking wine and beer is not legal. After Islamic republic of iran drinking any alcholic drink was banned, so we haven't any bar and pub in my country. By the way many people don't like this rules and drink in their parties or alone at home.
Once I was in wedding ,all the people there were drunk . They were drinking too much, and all of them were dancing and all of them were happy . I think it is good to drink in a wedding but you shoudn't be drunk. you can be drunk in bar , but not in a wedding party.

Hi Everboy,
How is it going? Yes, Of course. there are a lots of place for drink alcohol. My countrys people prefer drink because of cheaper than other alcoholic drinks. The taxes are very high to alcoholic drinks and cigarettes. The beer İs cheapest. I don't like beer. it is taste too hot for me. I also prefer select drinks as Chivas Regal. I drank Bavaria 8.6 that kind of beer. İt has ½ 7.9 alcohol. I recommend it everybody just two beer enough for feel relax. I don't know british beers' names so I can't say anythıng about topic. I went to several pubs when I was a in Malta but I am not sure that is british pubs. "Alcohol is harmful to health" I agree ths statment. Bye for now.