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Episode 15

Discussing TV crime programmes, Tess teaches Ravi a thing or two about Sherlock Holmes. Adam and Jo explain how to use 'to be born'.

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  • What about you – do you like Sherlock Holmes?
  • Do you like other crime writers or TV programmes? Which ones are your favourites?

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


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


A little question: how and when I have to use "though" at the end of the sentense?

"I'm not going to tell you any more, though"

Hello NahB,
'Though' adds a contrasting element to the sentence when used in this way, so it would be used when you have told the other person something, but are not going to say more (the contrast being telling them something before vs not telling them something in the future).
Another example might be this:
"It's going to rain later." [a statement without any contrasting sense]
"It looks nice at the moment. It's going to rain later, though." [now there is a contrast]
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, Good morning everyone;
I have heard something about sharlock holmes. I haven't watched sharlock holmes TV series. I watched to movie sharlock holmes. Robert Downey Jr. was reviving to sharlock holmes character. I didn't know be unreal character to sharlock holmes.My favourite tv programme is İnspector Gadget. Have a nice day.

In 1960,there was a drama called "Yours Truly,Johnny Dollar"that was broadcasted by radio every night.It was a criminal drama which was adapted of CBS Radio Network America.It was too similar the story of Sherlock Holmes.It was interesting that time.

I was thought that Sherlock Holmes was a real person.

I don’t like crime writers very much, but I already watched a serie of Sherlock Holmes at Netflix.

Besides English, I learn about many things in this site. I really like this. Thank you very much!

Ha ha ha. I was thought that Sherlock Holmes was a real person too.. ))) by the way, probably at that time there was a man like Sherlock Holmes. I am sure!

I have read almost all the stories of Sherlock Homes when I was a student. and like Tess said, I found that I like the story that he seems to know everything by tiny clues and solving crimes without stepping outside. and I began to start reading other novels that are kind of mystery. but Japanese manga Detective Conan isn't my favorite.

Sherlock Holmes is actually genius in solving difficult criminal cases, yes, but I know a man who is more intellectual than him. His name is..... Mycroft Holmes, Sherlock's elder brother. He is not so active as his younger brother, but as for inteligence, Mycroft is more intelligent than Sherlock since Sherlock sometimes goes to Mycroft in order to consult on a really difficult case that even Sherlock cannot solve.

I have watched Sherlock Holmes the tv series and i liked a lot. I have read some books of
Sir Doyle Arthur Conan, like The Vital Message. I like to watch crime series , for example
Breaking bad ..but still my favorite is Sherlock!