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!

Tess & Ravi
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Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

Which words go in which categories?


Do you know what all the words mean? Look up the words you don’t know in a dictionary.

Can you add any more words to each list?

Task 4

Activity 4

Ravi explained how to cook fish and chips; he gave the recipe for them. Leave a comment below with a recipe that you know well. We'll talk about our favourites next episode!



hii i am vegeterian so i dont like fish but i like chips ,i am from india we have lots of vegetarian recipe so we dont need to eat non vegetarian fod and its my appeal for people all over world try to make your food vegetarian if you eat more veggies as compare to non veg food you ill observe that your health will become improve.

I thank you for all work which you are making for us.
My question is: Where can we find the concept of connection between the English words?
It is good to listen to the audio. The readings are very excellent.
All the best


I'm afraid we do not have pages specifically focusing on this point. You can, of course, use the listening texts and the audioscripts to familiarise yourself with examples of connected speech in natural contexts.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I will give you a recipe for a typical food in my country, Venezuela, called "Arepas".
You need cornmeal, water and salt, and something for filling: butter, cheese, ham, chicken, meat.
In a bowl put some water with a little salt and gradually add the cornmeal, mix with a hand until obtain a soft, malleable and semi solid dough. Then form a round pancake and cook on a gridle. Flip arepa until it is toasted on both sides.
When the arepas are ready, cut around with a knife and fill with butter, cheese, ham, chicken, sauce, avocado or anything you want!
enjoy it!

hello every one...
the recipe i want to till you about is ...
the fried egg with garlic
Put olive oil in pan and slices of garlic ....
a little fry and but the egg after that .... It will be strange and delicious recipe ....
thank you all ^_^

Hello my name is Vivian ussa am from Colombia and my favorite dessert is cream dessert
1 liter fresh milk
1 can sweetened condensed milk
5 eggs
1 tablespoon cornstarch
Reservations half cup of milk and dissolve the cornstarch in it , remaining the stir with condensed milk and put the fire whisking constantly to prevent sticking , when it boils lower the heat .
Beat the eggs and going slowly dropping in milk , still unresolved, until the end , then you put the milk with the cornstarch dissolved well , wait until thickened and let cool to serve.

Hello, My name is Juan david, i live in colombia and my favorite food is the bandeja paisa, in my country is a special typical food,this have beans, meat,rice, eggs, banana, and others ingredients, is a delicious food.

Hello, I’m Lola. In Colombia (South America) there is a particular drink. It’s “aguadepanela with cheese”. It`s a delicious, sweet and hot drink with fresh cheese inside. It’s fantastic for the weather in Bogota.

Hello My favorite dish is the paisa tray as the very rich and has a variety of beans and rice meat has a very typical dish COLOMBIA :)

Mamona (Veal to the llanera)

1 beef of one year old

1. Remove them dams more features of the veal as are the osa, the stripe, them ribs, the garza, them breasts, them loins, them pulp black, among others.
2. Prepare the fire ahead with the aim of having more hot embers fire.
3. Sasone each of these dams with salt and spices and place it in a hail of wood or iron.
4. Place meat (the hail) over low heat, separate each other without stoking the fire does not burn or seize the meat.
5. Bathe the meat with beer and voleteelas so it is fully cooked
6. Remove the mamona from fire and is ready to serve the dishes.
The eastern plains of Colombia, the preparation of the mamona is itself a party. You can accompany it with cassava, plantain or potato.