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Episode 20

It's the end of Series 4! Carolina tells Emily she’s going to miss her while she studies in France. But will she be missing Jamie too? What’s Jamie going to do? Jo and Adam look at different ways of speaking about the future. It’s goodbye until the next series!

Elementary Podcasts

Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to follow all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises.

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Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello everyone I really enjoyed the four series and I am waiting for series 5. I want to thank tess , Ravi and Adam.

hi dear British Council team
I'm from Iran but I chose Iraq as my own country because Iran was not an option.
by the way, I have listened to all 4 series of podcasts. you don't believe how many time I have listened to them because I like them
I have downloaded all 4 series and when I'm driving, I always listen to British Council podcasts and now I'm impatiently waiting for the next series. I like Tess and Ravi and I really like to see them one day also Tom, our English teacher in series 1 and 2. they are the best

Hello Ismail1366

Thanks for letting us know! We'll certainly make an announcement if we make a new series.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir.. i have finished all the 4 series of elementary podcasts and i have not face any difficulties regarding the comprehension . It seems like there is not any episodes after now. So What do you advise me to do?
Is there any listening podcasts as same level as level 4 ?
Because i found a lot of listening sections but i didn't figure out which is the most appropriate for me
Thanks in advance

Hi Hasan abdulkareem,

Congratulations on finishing the series!

Elementary Podcasts are level A2/B1, which means elementary/pre-intermediate, so if you can look for anything which is at a similar level. You can do this on our Listening Skills page, which is organised by level.

 

You can also find series which are at a similar level. You can find these on our General English page.

 

Finally, you can search by level, which will give you results including all pages and not only listening material. Use the search tool at the top right of most pages and enter the level you are interested in. For example, a search for B1 gives these results.

 

Good luck!

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. Thanks a million. I'm a student of English by my own. So, I appreciate very much your podcasts. Very very much.
But there is a thing that I don't like in they. It's the part, at the beginning, that go over the comments that we did it. What I hope listen to on the podcast are English words, and between so many nicks, I'm losing the plot.
It's very heavy to me listen to so many nicks.
One more thing, is it "in the postcast" or "on the postcast"?
Sorry, but, I don't practice translates from Spanish to English. Please, anybody can correct me, I'll be very grateful.
I know this is the last podcast, but I ignore if there will be more. Please if there will be more, don't name so many strange nicks.
Kind regards.

Hi Algaba,

I'll pass your comments on to the podcast team. We like to include some of the comments we receive but I understand that too many nicknames can be confusing. It's a balancing act, I suppose.

I think 'in the podcast' is more common, but you can also hear 'on the podcast' used, so both are correct.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello

In the previous episode it was asked what other issue we would like to hear about. Many people like gardening.

I've made one mistake in Task 5. The question was:
Why don't you come over to my flat after class? _____ the homework together.
wrong: We're going to do
right: We'll do
Imagine: Sue and Peter have planned to do their homework together. So there's certainty that the meeting will take place. Jane is also asked to join them. So the 'going to do'-form seems for me to be possible.

The series 1-4 were a bit too easy for me because I like to choose material which is a little bit to easy for me.
You did an excellent job with these podcasts!

It think I am going to do 'Big City Small World' next. The units seem to be shorter so I'll probably spend this time a few minutes every day with them.

Good luck with the production of Series 5!
Bye

I remember the episode when Carolina wasn’t able to go to her class and left a note on the door where she wrote that she was sorry and had to miss that lesson due to she was constipated. Misunderstanding. I know I shouldn’t have found it fun but anyway. The same word which has different meanings in both countries. She’s lucky that Emily was in time to put the note away.
In a course of my study I had to go through all episodes from the first to the fourth series and I seem like got much better in my listening. By the last episodes I could listen to free without any breaks and every word and sentence were clear. Now it’s got much easier for me to watch movies in original as well, that’s definitely a level up.
Thank you all for sharing this wonderful podcast. That was my pleasure to listen to.

Hello Sergey,

Thank you for the lovely comment, and well done on your progress!

It's great to know that people are improving, and that we are helping with that.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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