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Series 01 Episode 01

Introducing your friends, Angelina Jolie, things you can find in a kitchen, Central Park in New York, celebrities working for charity, etc.

Series 01 Episode 02

A weekend away, Shakira, Hot Seat, tango in Buenos Aires, songs in English or in other languages, airport situations, a joke, etc.

Series 01 Episode 03

Talking about clothes, Jonathan Ive, 10 Seconds, the vuvuzela, women's football, travelling on the London Underground, jokes, etc.

Series 01 Episode 04

Talking about how people are feeling, Bob Marley, Hot Seat, Bun Festival in Cheung Chau, books vs films, British money, joke, etc.

Series 01 Episode 05

Talking about pets, Didier Drogba, Think of a word beginning with '...', New Zealand, cats or dogs, joke, regular and irregular verb forms.

Series 01 Episode 06

Talking about travel problems, Frida Kahlo, Think of a word beginning with '...', Kazakhstan, 'How green are you?', the word 'like', neutral and informal words.

Series 01 Episode 07

Talking about family, Dr. Muhammed Yunus, quiz, taxis in Cairo, "What's the best way to travel?", in the chemist, 'look' vs 'sound', false friends.

Series 01 Episode 08

Asking for a favour, David Attenborough, numbers quiz, Christmas in Prague, best and worst things on TV, Carolina in the pub, time prepositions, British measurements.

Series 01 Episode 09

Making plans for the weekend, Matt Groening, phrases that go with different verbs, the Indian film industry, the perfect holiday, Carolina makes dinner for her friends, 'make' vs 'do', 'yourself'.

Series 01 Episode 10

In this final episode of our first series you can listen to highlights from the first nine podcasts. Please note that there is no support pack for this episode, and no Tom the Teacher section, either.

Series 02 Episode 01

Talking about birthdays, knitting, family quiz, favourite food, Carolina goes shoe shopping, pronouns, uses of 'poor' and 'old'.

Series 02 Episode 02

Talking about restaurants, Einstein, verb collocations, shopping, Carolina speaks to her tutor, a joke, 'say' and 'tell'.

Series 02 Episode 03

Asking for and giving advice, meditation, things and places in airports, space exploration, Carolina meets Jamie's parents, a joke, 'too' and 'very'.

Series 02 Episode 04

Being sympathetic, chocolate, places in a city, ways of wasting time, Carolina has lunch with Jamie's parents, a joke, the present continuous, 'portmanteau' words

Series 02 Episode 05

Reacting to good news, Formula One, ball games, telling the truth, Carolina takes a jacket back to a shop, a joke, 'everybody' and 'nobody', 'actually'.

Series 02 Episode 06

Persuading people to do things, Zaha Hadid, comparing things, complaining about bad service, Carolina goes to the hairdresser's, a joke, comparatives, telling the time.

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Series 02 Episode 07

Talking about a bad day, Bath, computers and computing, the biggest problem facing humanity, Carolina goes away with some friends, a joke, 'rather', 'oops' and 'about'.

Series 02 Episode 08

This episode, Ravi is planning his holiday, Tim talks about fell running, Carolina has a problem with a car and Ravi tells a joke about a talking dog. Tom the teacher talks about the verb 'think' and compound nouns.

Series 02 Episode 09

This episode, Ravi is thinking about giving up his Spanish lessons, Pete talks about his grandfather's watch, Carolina goes out for a meal and Ravi tells a joke about a cure for hiccups. Tom the teacher talks about question tags, useful phrases connected to travel and... "wow!"... interjections.

Series 02 Episode 10

This episode sees Gordon return from an adventurous break making a documentary about whales. In 'Your Turn' the question this week is about superheroes and superpowers. Catch up with Carolina as she heads home for the holidays and top it all off with some tips from Tom the teacher who's talking about strong adjectives.

Series 03 Episode 01

Elementary Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to Elementary Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Series 03 Episode 02

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.

Series 03 Episode 03

Tess and Ravi discuss a topic that many British people like to talk about all the time - can you guess what it is? Adam reports on some of the different ways you said you greet each other.

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Series 03 Episode 04

Carolina is having some problems with money. What can she do to solve them? Adam and Rob talk about all the different types of weather you have in your countries.

Series 03 Episode 05

Tess and Ravi talk about football and hooligans in the UK and how things have changed. Adam is on holiday so we only have Rob this week.

Series 03 Episode 06

Carolina wants a job to solve her money problems, but will she find one? Adam is surprised about your opinions of football!

Series 03 Episode 07

Adam and Rob discuss your favourite times of day. Also, Tess and Ravi talk about something British people love, but most people hate!

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Series 03 Episode 08

Jamie has a surprise for Carolina, who is already quite excited about her new job. Meanwhile, Rob and Adam have been waiting patiently since the last episode to talk about queuing.

Series 03 Episode 09

Our listeners' musical talents are the topic for discussion this episode. Tess and Ravi tell you all about the drink British people are famous for loving.

Series 03 Episode 10

Carolina has a new job, but does she enjoy it? Rob and Adam talk about all the different things that you drink.

Series 03 Episode 11

Tess and Ravi discuss something British that people think isn't much good. Adam and Rob read your comments about your jobs.

Series 03 Episode 12

Your comments about British food - and Carolina has a suggestion about a boy for Emily!

Series 03 Episode 13

Tess and Ravi talk about politeness and Adam reads your comments about going to the cinema.

Series 03 Episode 14

Rob and Adam see what you have to say about politeness, and Emily and Carolina discuss a certain boy.

Series 03 Episode 15

Tess and Ravi discuss the most famous city in the UK - I think you know what it is! Rob and Adam read your comments about social networking.

Series 03 Episode 16

Adam is impressed by how much you know about London. In Newcastle, Carolina meets a horrible customer in the shop and that's just the start of a very bad day.

Series 03 Episode 17

Tess and Ravi talk about a very famous British family and Adam passes on your kind words to Carolina.

Series 03 Episode 18

Adam reads your comments about families and we find out if Carolina is feeling any better.

Series 03 Episode 19

Tess and Ravi talk about a scary monster. But there's something worse than monsters; Adam and Rob say goodbye!

Series 03 Episode 20

The end is here! But not forever... This is the last podcast of Series 3. Adam talks about animal noises and we hear the latest from Carolina and Emily.

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