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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!

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Hello every body these are wonderful useful series I enjoyed with them

I'm Tin. I come from Vietnam. this is the famous noodle of Vietnam.
Hanoi Beef Noodle Soup"Pho Bo" Hanoi (Hanoi beef noodle soup) is the traditional dish of the capital city and has been cooked up here for centuries. Good "Pho" consists of a flavorful broth, soft (but not mushy) rice noodles and tender meat.
A bowl of hot “pho” is an essential part of any authentic Hanoi experience. Head to Ly Quoc Su or Bat Dan Street where selection is plentiful. It is recognized as the most favorite food of Vietnam dishes, “pho” - a northern specialty composed of rice noodles, meat and broth. The foundation of “pho” is its broth. When made with top-notch components and cooked by skilled hands over a period of hours, it’s a heavenly, multilayered marriage of protein (beef or chicken), dried herbs such as star anise and cassia bark, fresh scallions and ginger.
I hope that you'll come to vietnam one day!!!!

I'm from IRAN . I am going to tell you about very famous IRANIAN food .
cholo -kabab kobideh (for 4 people )
in first we must provided 500 gr of rise - 500gr of veal -500gr mutton chop -3 or 4 spoons oil
cooking rise :
boiling the rise whit water until rise become soft and than filter the water whit strainer .and than put on little fire of gas cooker for 20 minute .
cooking meet:
grinding 500gr of veal -500gr mutton chop together for two times .and then mixing good whit Pepper and salt .then To prod and take on the fire of wood coal for 5 minute .


I'm from Italy and one of my preferred dishes is:

Spaghetti alle Vongole

Where Vongole are clams. The recipe is very simple, you wash the clams by letting them rest for about 1 hour in a container filled with cold water and salt, so they can expel all the sand that they have inside. After that you have to let them open by cooking them in a deep pan with olive oil, this will take about 5 minutes. After that you have to filter the water that the clams have poured out, to clear them from some impurities.

Put together some fresh tomatoes (the perfect tomates are the "pomodori piccadilly"), 1 thin chopped garlic, some parsley, olive oil and let cook everything with the filtered clams for about 15 minutes. At the same time, you have to cook the pasta, and when everything is ready, put the spaghetti inside the clams pan and cook it with high flame for about 1 minutes, then serve.

It's super delicious!


There is a typical dish in my country that's named arepa. It's a kind of mass that you do with mais flour and water. We make a kind of "tortilla" and we roast it. Then we eat that with salt and we can put it on kitchen, eggs, chesse, and many things, as we want!!!!!!

Thank you for the podcast

I see some tasks can't listen, we must go to "instrutions and download" then we go to a file and then we have a suggest so we can do the task. Can you make the task connection to the listening, please ?

Hello duongngocminh0112,

I'm not sure why you are having problems with the audio - it seems to be working fine as far as I can see. Do you see the player window with the 'play' button? If so, what happens when you click this button?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

the recipes i know are tomatoes ,onion and vegetables

In Tanzania we eat tilapia fish frites and also some nileperch

When I think about Britain I firstly think about subtle English humor. :-)