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"Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others." (Amelia Earhart)

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What links actresses Julia Roberts, Geena Davis and Holly Hunter? They all have twin children. You probably have some twins in your family or school – there are more of them about these days.

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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

Elementary Podcasts

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

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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

Elementary Podcasts

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


First motorcycles are like first loves; you never forget them. My first motorbike was a blue 175cc BSA Bantam and I fell in love at first sight.

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