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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'.

Tess & Ravi

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Leave a comment below!

  • 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


Actually, I often didn't use to read a book, when I was child. One day, I read some stories of Sherlock Holmes that a like a real bibliophile, when I was at my aunt's home during school summer vacation time. It was so interesting and liking for me. But, I went back to home while I didn't finish it, yet. I have read a interesting books since that time. Unfortunately, I don't like any detectives now even though this stories were liked me for read a book.

Honestly i have never watched Sherlock Holmes.But after listening the podcast i think i have to watch it just to see what it actually is.Thanks Ravi,Tess,Adam and Jo.

Thank you for the great job of the British Council Team. The questions in the 8 section of this episode are difficult for me because none of these names i heard before apart from the 'batman' which i heard in an American movie. But i have learned a list of new vocabulary related to the 'crime' today. i love this program very much, thanks.
Best wishes,

Hi everybody, i 'd like to thank British council staff , i like many USA movies that give me an idea and message. i like saving private Ryan, thin red line and Cast away. thank you again.

Hi everybody!

I'm glad to listen this episode, however always you used to put interesting topic for yours listening, in concret this is very amazing, because here you can review all that you know about crime shows, thriller or crime books. In the same way it's amazing to descover how many of them there are in the crime history and the differents ways of solve crimes for each one of them.
Particularly I like batman, because here joined the fantasy or sciences ficcion with ordinary detectives for that the result it's great.

Best wishes

Hi everybody,
thanks a lot british council I'm very glad to learn English with you.

Hi everyone! Glad to be a member of this good and informative family.
Well! Sherlock Holmes! When it comes to masterpieces, I'm a novel guy. I've just started reading the "A Study in Scarlet" and I have to say it's amazing. The film is good too, but not as good as the book, and I think that is a general statement: Books are always better.

Thank you

I m not agree with u.i think movie is better.

Hi, Yes I agree with you. Reading books gives you good feeling.

Hi all anyone