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

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi
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Section 1 - Conversations in English

Susan, this is Paul” – introducing your friends

Section 1 is based on the Introduction. This section looks at things we often say and do in friendly conversations.

Suggestion: One way to do this section is: 

  • Download the Support Pack and Transcript.
  • Read the Transcript.
  • Look at the Support Pack, where you can read Tom the Teacher's tips and also find some useful words and phrases for this section.
  • Do the exercises below to help you to learn the common phrases.
  • If possible, practise these common phrases with a friend who speaks English or is also learning English.

Practice materials: Exercise 1

Introducing people.

Exercise

Practice materials: Exercise 2

There are more practice materials in the Support Pack.

Task 2

Section 2 - I'd like to meet...

Section 2 is based on someone talking about somebody or something they like. It helps you to practise speaking for a little bit longer – for example, when you're explaining something, or telling people something about yourself.

Suggestion: The best way to practise is with a friend who speaks English or is also learning English. However, if you can't find someone, you can send us a paragraph in English.

You listened to Zara from Bristol talking about why she would like to meet Angelina Jolie.

Is there a famous film actress that you’d like to meet?

If you can think of someone, make some notes to answer the questions that you can find in the Support Pack. Now put your notes together to write a paragraph about that person and add it as a comment below.

 

 

Task 3

Section 3 - Quiz

Section 3 is based on the Quiz. This helps you to learn the meaning of new words and how to remember them.

Suggestion: You can write your answers in our Support Pack.

You might want to use a notebook or part of your folder to make your own word lists and maps.

In the quiz, Daniel and Alice tried to think of things you can find in a kitchen. Playing this game is a good way to revise and learn new vocabulary.

Practice materials: Exercise 1

Drag the words into the right column. Would you find them in a bedroom or in a kitchen?

Exercise

Task 4

Section 4 - Our Person in...

Section 4 is based on 'Our Person in...'. It helps you to listen to other people speaking for a little longer than they speak in a conversation, like a radio or television news report. When people prepare written reports, they are often a little more formal, and use more complex words and structures.

You listened to Mike talking about Central Park in New York.
Think about a place in your city that you want to tell people about. It might be a park or a famous square – somewhere you like or somewhere people go to relax.

Suggestion: Download the Support Pack and read the notes to help you to think of things to say, and the best order to say them. Make your own notes and then join these together to make a paragraph in the comments section below.

 

 

Task 5

Section 5 - Your turn

Section 5 is based on 'Your Turn'. It helps you to listen and understand people giving their opinions.

In Your Turn you heard 5 people answer this question: ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’
What do you think?

Suggestion: Download the Support Pack and look at the phrases that the people use. Sometimes they don't use complete sentences. Write down notes and then say what you think.

Which ones do you agree with? Write down your opinion – Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity? You can send us your text if you want. Do this in the comments section below.

 

 

Task 6

Section 6 - Carolina

Section 6 follows Carolina – a girl who has come to the United Kingdom (UK) to live, study, and to have fun exploring a different country and culture. Listening to this can help you if you find yourself in a similar situation. You will see that there is often more than one way of saying the same thing in English.

Suggestion: listen to Carolina's conversations in the airport and do the first exercise as you listen. Then try the other exercises.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Put the phrases in the correct places in the conversation.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 2

Choose different phrases that you could use in the same situations.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 3

Please download the Support Pack for more practice materials.

Task 7

Section 7 - Joke

Section 7 is a joke. A joke is normally a funny story you hear and tell someone else. But you can also describe funny things that happen to you. The most important thing is to watch your friends to see if they are enjoying the story or not – then you can make it longer or shorter.

Suggestion: We suggest you do this:

  • Listen to the joke.
  • Do Exercise 1, in which you put the lines in the right order.
  • Do Exercise 2, in which you tell the joke.
  • Think of a funny story that you know. Write down the most important words in English (use a dictionary?). Then try telling the joke.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Read sentences and put them in the right order to tell the joke.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 2

Download the Support Pack. Look at the notes and tell the story without looking at the script.

 

Task 8

Section 8 - Tom the Teacher

Section 8 is Tom the Teacher. These are more traditional exercises. They look at being accurate in English, and often use the type of exercises you may find in English tests and exams.

Practice materials - Exercise 1

Put the words in sentences in the correct order.

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Practice materials - Exercise 2

Rewrite sentences using different words.

Exercise

Practice materials - Exercise 3

Choose if you should say ‘Goodnight’ or ‘Good evening’

Exercise

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Comments

If you have chance to come to my country, Vietnam, please don't forget to visit The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where his dead body is kept. It is a large memorial in Hanoi, Vietnam. It is located in the center of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where the leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence, establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. I really like this place because it is not only one of the largest and airy space in Hanoi for walking to visit him and his previous life, it also give me special emotions when recalling about the most difficult but proudest period of the country.

I would like to talk about Ho Chi Minh, the greatest leader of our country, although I never have chance to meet him as he was dead many years ago. I learned that he was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader, being the first president of Vietnam, spent all his life to bring the independence for our country in nearly two wars against French and American. He is always a shining example of morality and talent for next gennerations to follow. I'm really really proud of him.

Dears,

I'd like to meet Krister Stewards. I really love her personality. She's really great and beautiful. She has a strong and different personality. Her eyes really impress me. By seeing into her eyes makes me weak because they are too atractive.

By the way, I'd like to date guys, not women :).

About Section 2 - Exercise 2

I'd like to meet Wentworth Miller. He is British and he lives in American. He is an actor, and I think he is a great actor. He also writer, and his most famous job was Prision Break when he lived Michael Scofield. When he wrote his first book, he used a pseudonym because he wanted to know a really feedback. I admire him because he is a good actor and kind man. I've known about his depression, and I'd like to ask him why did he feel about that and what did he do for win it. He helps more other people.

Please, I'd like to get a feedback about this exercise. Thank you ver much.

I'd like to meet Ed Seeran. He is a britsh singer and songwriter. Ed won the Gremmy for song of the year with his most famous song called "Thinking out loud". He was born in Halifax, England. He starts the carrer playing guitar and writ songs at a young age and when he was a teenager he moved to London to purse his music. Sheeran maked success with online performances and consequentely on the ITunes.

Hellow everyone.
I'd like to meet Diane Keaton. Her name is Diane Hall, better know by her stage name Diane Keaton. She's from Los Angeles, California. She's an american film actress, director, producer an screenwriter. Her first major film was in "The Godfather". She's a great actress. I love watching her films. Keaton is an opponent of plastic surgery. She's also active in campaings with the Los Angeles Conservancy.

good activities

It is very important that all people throughout our lives we help the needy , and celebrities who have enough resources should separate a portion of their earnings to social actions , one way to help is to provide education and health

In my opinon, charity activities are always good and in need. Whoever you are, the poor people need your help as much as possible to have money, medical care for their better lives. So, it does not matter if celebrities can do work for charity. In constract, it is very helpful as they are very rich, it means that the poor people can receive more from them.

I invite you to visit the hill of Monserrate , they can have a good time with friends or family , it becomes a little sport if they go up walking , eating delicious in a beautiful restaurant , entering the church is the main attraction and they end up falling in Telesférico .

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