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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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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


Hello. To day is an other day. It's my first time to be mensioned in the elementary pod cast. And i'm very glad. I'd like to say thanks to Adam and Jo To Tess and Ravi and all the British council workers . Because all of you are doing a fantastic job . it's always be a pleasure for me to send my comment. The First time for me to hear about Sherlock Holmes name was in one of Tom's jokes in the older seres of the elementary pod cast. The second time was In word on the street with Ashley trying to play as the famous detensie to find a criminal wich comited a crime. Beside that i've 'n ever watched anything of him. But it does not mean That i dont like Detective brodcasting programme . In fact i injoy it. When i was too young i used to watch planty TV brodcasting programmes such as documentaries , love series and Detective films . the Detective series wich i mostly watched is the inspecter Derrick. It was a German Detective brodcasting. It was so good and fascinating programme . but now my time is very short to watch all of those . so i'll be looking for watch Sherlock Holmes series Just for improve my English skill.

When I was a child, I was a fan of Japanese comic called Detective Conan. He was a smart high school student who helps the police to solve many crimes like Sherlock, but was poisoned that his body shrink, transforms him to be a child on the 1st grade school. He later called himself Conan after Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and kept helping the police solving crimes secretly.

Hi everyone ,first at all i dont usually watch tv , dont have time for do it so i listen the news in the car while i go to the work and in the morning i listen a podcast and the bbc news. When i watch tv i like to see criminal mind and csi i love it.

i am a night owl and i like studying at the library. living at the international students hostel london, close to the popular baker street, i visited sherlock holmes museum.

i was then sitting one of the university of cambridge and london examinations.

Hi,first of all i really appreciate for all your well attempts.
Is there a site for learning chat???all of chatrooms include sexy subjects unfortunately,a safe and friendly site for learners????,,???????

Hi shirinhfa,

I'm afraid we don't have such a feature on LearnEnglish at the moment, and we don't recommend external sites, so you'll need to search yourself. I can only wish you good luck!

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I used to binge on watching Holmes series. And I prefer the version played by the iron man player. He looks cool and intelligent. And the dialogues between Watson and Holmes are hilarious. And also I like detective films. Especially the atmosphere they have created in the movie. Suspense, horror, and the logical analysis for the fact. It has a lot fun to guess the answer.

I mean Aoyama Gosho. Sorry.

I am a fan of detective stories or something mysterious, but to be honest i am not really into Sherlock Holmes. It is just he is too brilliant and I feel like the stupidest person in the world. Lol
Well, actually i know Sherlock Holmest after I read a Japan manga, Detective conan. I like the story and the plot in this Manga, as well as how smart Sinichi Kudo or Conan in solving mystery. Think about it again, i found that there is some similarities between Detective Conan and Sherlock Holmes. Perhaps it is because Oyama Ghoso, the author, piçturing Conan as a big fan of Holmes, so the way they solve the mysteries kind of similar.
Aside from that, i like watching this show from Korea in JTBC channel, the show is Crime Scene and it is like we are involve in solving the crime in that show.