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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!

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  • 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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Comments

Hello sir,

First of all, I'd like to say thank you for all of your podcasts, they are really helpful. I've learn many things including new things, knowledge, ways to learn English, and many languages of course. So please come back with a new series. I look forward to hearing your new audios.
The second things I want to ask you is the word "stuff", I see that it is used so many times in English, but I don't know how to use it, for example "loads of stuff"... Could you talk about this language in the next series. I hope I can understand clearly how to use it in English.
Thank you very much!

All the best,
Rosie Phan

Hello Rosie,

Thanks very much for letting us know that you've found Elementary Podcasts helpful. We work hard on them and so it's great to know they help people.

'stuff' is a versatile word and I'll certainly suggest it for series 5 - thanks for your input. In the meantime, I think I've already suggested you look it up in the dictionary to see the example sentences there - if not, that might help you a bit for now.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Sir I want to understand the meaning of the phrase "or a resort..." used between a sentence.

Hello mishraanuj,

I'm afraid that I'm not sure what phrase you mean here - it doesn't look like any normally used phrase that I can think of. Perhaps you can post the whole sentence in which you saw it and then we will try to help you.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone!Thank you for very interesting and useful material. What is difference between expresions "here you are" and "there you are"?How I know both forms are used when we hand something requested or desired to anyone,please explain when we should use "there you are" instead of "here you are"?

Hello mzia_06,

These phrases are interchangeable - I cannot think of any context in which only one would be acceptable, or in which the phrases would have different meanings.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Heeeeyyy!! Its been a while since the last episode! When will star the next series?

Hello Mayraalem,

Series 5 is in production, but I'm afraid it's too early to say when it will be released. There's still a lot of work to do, so all I can say is that it won't be very soon. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, as we'll include news on the next series there. To subscribe to the newsletter, go to the My account page and then press the Edit tab - you'll see a box to tick there to subscribe.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,

First, thank you for this helpful website. I have a question:
What the different between "will+verb" or "be+verb+ing" when we talking about the future?

Hello khaled21222,

You can find the answer to your question in our grammar section. For example, this page on talking about the future deals with the difference between these two forms, amongst others. More information on the subject is available here.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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