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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


Hi. I am now gain confident in reading episodes. I have listen episode 13 and it is really interesting.

I listen to some podcast on BBC. I usually download the learning english section like ¨the english we speak¨,¨6 minute of english grammer¨.and some comedy podcasts aswell.i have them in my phone and listen to them in my way home.

i was brought up with received pronunciation. studying modern language studies motivates me to improve my english. for my cae 'our own correspondent', which is a bbc popular radio-programme, is part of the syllabus.

i left out from in 'from our own correpondent' in the answer to the video.

i mean ...correspondent'.

i am doing my foundation studies at the open university yet to begin with my undergraduate studies.

I was start learning english from youtube, then BBC and now is from Podcast. I heard everyday at home after work by my phone. and some times I also come back BBC to learn util waiting new lesson from Podcast release. I like your void from you all, it very clearly.
Thanks so much

I used to think that BBC channel only serve news and documentary programme, until I watched Sherlock. This series is just......... - hhhh, I can't describe it in a word. Then, I looked for it on the internet and I found BBC has a lot of interesting programmes. In fact, I think BBC programmes are all outstanding. I have watched a lot of classic novel adaptations such as Pride and Prejudice, and North and South. Also, I listened to BBC radio, but stopped because of the internet bill. Right now, I am listening to Neverwhere BBC Radio dramatisation from the apps called Audible and enjoy the voice of British best actors.

I always access and surf the BBC website. It is a very diversed site and full of lots of wonderful materials for learning English.

hello . Adam , Jo , Tess and Ravi . How are you today? Are you happy, I hope so. Well I am really really big fan of BBC even I try to watch BBC channels but unfortunately in my country the web page of online streaming can't open. I think there is some restriction , I try my best ant other method to watch BBC channel but failed.I also download the I player but my bad luck it's didn't work. Although after my long long struggled I found the radio app of BBC. So , now I am little bit happy to listen BBC radio daily. But it's really my big wish to watch BBC channels. bye for now and have a successful day.