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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


I like bbc news on tv and radio. But its not always clear to me.I have listening problems. I have started listening to bbc podcasts to improve my listening skills.Pls suggest me how I can improve faster.

Hello Bashir Uddin Ahmed,

There's some general advice on our Help page that you might find useful, but in general, lots of practice is key for improving your listening comprehension. Progress is sometimes slow, so I'd recommend patience. But if you find that your listening is not improving after a couple of weeks of consistent listening, then perhaps there's something you can improve. If that's the case, please describe to us what you do and we'll try to give you some ideas.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

i love you british council

I started listening elementary podcast one year ago. I hear it while jogging.
Speaking BBC, I use BBC learning english in its website and I also subscribe its podcasts.
British accent and tempo sounds nice for me.

I am trying to learn British accent and your activities are really helpful. Thank you.

hi all, pleased to meet you here, and enjoy to learn english in this great website
I'm Ryot from indonesia, I never watched bbc news in my tv or listened in my radio, my radio didn't get the bc, I don't know maybe network problem, I used to get news from bbc website and I also following bbc news instagram account, When I open my instagram and then see the news that bbc news posted and when it interesting to me, I'm going to open the website to read full story

I am new in this group and want a better communication skill from being..plz help.

Hello Jmi,

Welcome! I'd suggest you read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to get the most out of LearnEnglish and, among other things, improve your speaking.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I know the BBC, but I've never used the website or watched the TV program. I shall start to do now!
Also in Italy exists a service like the BBC and you pay if you have a TV. The difference is there is advertising too on it! I think that this isn't fair...

I would like to learn more... I can chat with someone in English... But I can not speak very well...
Give me an idea... How can I improve my English speaking skills?