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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


Sorry I say I like u more than BBC
I think I like Tess and Ravi and Adam and Jo
i like BBC a little but I dont listen to news to much
I'm like Ravi

1st answer :I believe that bbc is the most trusted in the whole world and I'm big fan of BBC channel and websites.
2nd answer: Yes, I can watch it but I can't listen to radio is not available in Saudi Arabia.
I wish someday I can listen to BBC radio while I drive.
3rd answer: I love Top Gear and I watch with my little sisters Nina and The Neurons every morning .
4th answer : Yes I always use it for News and Learning English it amazing and there are variety options and they give you plane to learn English for free!!!

BBC is the BEST for ever

Hi everyone. Unfortunately BBC is not accessible legaly and its website is also banned in my country. I have to admit that I'm not a really big fan of TV, the news and stuff and the only thing that stiffes me in front of the TV is an AC Milan soccer team match :-) . So I have no experinces to share in this comment but one question. Adam said about the BBC podcasts. Where should we get them please ? I am a really BIG fan of podcasts in general ( and in particular I'm absolutely interested in your well-produced podcasts) because they help me improving my English.
Thank you a lot .

Hi Reza,

I'm afraid we can only recommend the BBC site as a source of BBC podcasts. If they are available elsewhere then you will have to look for them yourself, unfortunately. The British Council offers access to the material on this site freely but we cannot speak for the BBC or the availability of their materials.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Dear Peter

It's very kind of you and your colleagues especially Kirk that read our comment and reply to them. I really appreciate it. Thank you for your answer . It was very helpful.

Best regards

I think I like more then BBC
I like Tess and Ravi that why
BBC is quite good but I don't listen to them to much
But it's great

In my opinion the BBC does a great job in general whole of TV contents they are very good ... in my case I usually watch the news .. because I travel a lot and is one of channels that you often find on TVs around the world .. I'm also watch some time to time the TopGear is one of my favourites programs.

hi. I'm new here. so what should I need to do. Guys, please do me favour...

Hello fuadhasan93,

Welcome! On Elementary Podcast pages, you should listen to the podcast as many times as you need to understand it well. There's also a transcript under Instructions & downloads to help you if you want to use it. Then there are the exercises. There's also more general advice on how to use our site on our Help page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Very nice