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Episode 13

Tess and Ravi discuss the news and the BBC, while Adam and Jo talk about unusual words such as 'series' and 'news'.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • What do you think about the BBC?
  • Can you watch BBC programmes where you live? Or get BBC radio?
  • What are your favourite programmes?
  • Do you use the BBC website?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Dear team,
if it's possible, could you correct the last sentence, in the last paragraph of the Adam's monologue, because his recording is different from the text we are reading.
Ever thankful,


Hello Nikos

Thanks for pointing that out to us -- it is accurate now.

Best wishes


The LearnEnglish Team

I use the BBC website only and I think in some news

Hi Everybody,

I have no idea. I already have donwloaded BBC news app on the internet. Actually I don't watch on TV without evening news. I prefer To watch surf on the web and watch to documantery. I don't have favourite programme. I can benefit from it. I want to use BBC website or about the beeb. Thanks for everything.Take care of yourself

In my country, the BBC broadcasts its programmes in the Persian language. I watch it if I have free time. I think I have to watch the BBC in English to improve my English. I like the BBC news, documentaries etc. The planet earth 2 series are the best documentaries in the world. The wildlife is shown with unbelievable and exciting scenes. Sir David Attenborough with his magical voice invites people all over the world to be careful about our first home the earth planet.

Hi teacher,
I want to edit my post.What should i do?It's seem impossible to do it.Am i right?

Hello mdaivid,

I'm afraid our users are not able to edit their posts. Sorry!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teacher,
Tess says that "The BBC website is one of the biggest site in the world".I'm confused.Is there any scale to size a website.What exactly she means by this word?Please explain.

Hi mdaivid,

I suppose that Tess means that the BBC website has more pages than any other website in the world. I'm not sure if that is really true any more, as this podcast was recorded a few years ago and the internet changes very quickly! Still, it is certainly a website with many, many pages.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like Tess and Ravi!! These podcast are very good!!