Elementary Podcasts

In this episode, Carolina returns. What happened with her and Jamie? What is new in Emily's life? Plus, Adam and Rob talk about the recipes you shared after last week's show.

Task 1

Activity 1


Task 2

Activity 2


Task 3

Activity 3


Task 4

Activity 4

How do you say hello to your friends? Do you shake hands? Kiss? Hug? Bow? Perhaps you wai ​like people do in Thailand!

Write to us in the comments and we'll discuss your answers in the next show.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


when we see old friends,we usually hug each other,but sometime just greet or nod ,mainly depend on the place.

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Hello everyone.
I hardly hug and kiss ,when I met my friends. I say "Konnichiwa",means" hello"  and ask them " Genki?" means "How are you doing?" But when I met a special person ,for example,customer or respect person ,etc...,I bow.
And when a man wants to marry with a woman, a man asks woman's parents to marry her. Then he makes a deep bow or bows down on his knees,and says " Please, give me your  daughter."

hi every one,
in my country when we see our old friends we held hands and gave big smile like ear to ear.  if the friends were young they do the above and jump up and down as well

I'm Korean. In my country, we usually wave our hands to each other saying hello when we meet and we sometimes hug if we are really close. But we never kiss between friends.

hello, thank you.
I have same problem about downloading transcripts and support back series 03 episode 01-and 02, and the file says: there was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired
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Hello Abdullahi,
That's very strange - I have tested these files and they seem to be OK. Could you try downloading the pdfs and looking at them on a different computer? Perhaps one at your work / school or a friends' computer.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello Adam,
thank you very much for your reply and your advise.
I have taken to your suggestion about the files to download on other computer and I have tried to download different computer it. now the file is ok, I realized the problem was my old Computer
thank you very much

Hello Abdullahi,
One program that opens PDF files quickly on old computers is Sumatra PDF. It might help you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team