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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

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


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


Hello aaronnahum81,

We'd be happy to help you, but could you please be more specific? In other words, please give us a couple of examples of the kinds of sentences you mean. By the way, it would be helpful to put the example sentences inside inverted commas (' ').

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Ihave problems in listening Icant understand all the english words

Hi guys....

Hi guys....
I'm from Ecuador the country called the middle of the earth. In my country sometimes the TV news programs show us news from BBC, only if the news is very important for all the world like the global crude oil prices constantly going down, new technologies appeared or whether a dramatic accident occurred.
But now, I am going to listen and watch BBC news on the website to improve the English language.
British council Thanks for this page, It is very useful to improve English.

hi guys good afternoon I am a new student here i would like to learn english language please do help me if you can and have time too

Hi Jo and Adam,
I like watching BBC channel and listening to news especially after the war in my country, but I watch BBC channel in Arabic.
I once watched BBC videos which shows the sounds of English language and I really benefit from them a lot.

I think think there is not any channel on radio or on TV that tell wohle truth about news way be about other thing although I prefer BBC for most things that they do I think BBC is more independent than evey channel or website that u know

Hello everyone where I can leave a comment for least podcast

Hello ahmad_alhasn,

You can leave comments here, just as you left this one.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i like to learn more

Hello nadia_po,

Next week, on Tuesday 17 November, episode 14 will be released and then new episodes will be published every two weeks until mid-February 2016. You can also listen to the other episodes in Series 4 plus Series 1, 2 and 3, and then there are lots of other resources in our Listen & Watch section.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team