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? Move the words into the right places in the text.


Task 3

Activity 3

Which words go in which categories? Drag them to the place you think is right.


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!



OK I'll tell you about a dish made in Romania. This kind of food it might be found in other country. But now I will tell you about our recipe. This dish is typically Romanian. You need five hundreds grams of meat, it can be, meat from pork and from a cow,two hundreds grams of rice,some salt,pepper, and six hundred grams tomato, and finally one kilo of capsicum. Firstly chop de meat in a small pieces then mixture the rice and tomatoes with meat then adding salt and pepper.
Secondly we fill the peppers with all this composition. Finally we puts the filled peppers into a pot. This pot has to have water mixture with tomato. Then we jus have to wait about one hour , one hour and half. When all is done, I mean good boiled. We can served this dish with yogurt. Poftă bună!

Let me tell you how french chips have to be done.
First, Belgians thinks this recipe is their's... Second, in France when we speak about "chips", they aren't the "french chips" you know in England... But potatoes sliced very thin and fried, like those you find at supermarket in aluminium bags.
You take big potatoes, preferentially "Bintjes". You peel them, wash on clear and cold water. You slice the potatoes in long and squared pieces named "frites". The slides could measure one centimeter, named "Pommes pont-neuf", or less. For example, half a centimeter, the chips will be named "Pommes allumettes" and very thin, "Pommes pailles".
Don't wash again and deep fried in oil at 140°-150° C for 5 to 8 minutes. Time depend on the potatoes and their size : they don't be colored, just cooked inside like "puree" it's the same word in french for mash potatoes. Typically in north of France or Belgium they use beef grease, named "Blanc de beuf". Please note they are Celsius degrees...
Then heat the grease to 180~190° C and fry again your chips until they are crisp, golden beautiful and tasty french chips.

Its really very important site,just started to learn english.Well,one of my favorite dish is"Carrot Halwa."*Prep time:10 min ; Cook time:25 min; Serves:2 ; Recipe category: dessert. *INGREDIENTS NEEDED:(a)grated carrots-2cup.(b)milk-3cup.(c)sugar -1/2 cup.(d)ghee-3tbsp.(e)cashew nuts-8 .(f)cinnamon-1 thin piece.(g)cardamom-1.(h)raisins-2tbsp.*METHOD:Boil the carrots with milk.Add cardamon,cinnamon.
Once the milk dries up,add sugar and continue to cook on medium flame until the mixture is thick.Then add ghee and cook for further 5minutes stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. Add cashew nuts,raisins, mix well and cook for another 1minute.......Serve this delicious halwa cold/warm.Try it at home,I'm sure,u will love it...

I hope you all doing pretty well. One of my favourite dishes is Omelette. But im afraid to say that I don't even know how to make it. Sorry again.

Hello everyone :) I started to learn English. My favorite dish is baked chicken. Receipt: one chicken, for frosting bag, spices, sold. Chicken rub spices, put in the bag and place in oven for 30 - 40 minutes. It is easy and tasty.

Hi everyone! I am a teacher and these podcasts are very helpful to improve English. There are some soups I like most of all: solyanka, rassol'nik, okroshka (here in Russia we eat it in spring) and others. If you like I can share recipes.

i mean i want to be in touch with them

i really love tess and ravi i want in touch with them

I like that its very good to improve my english I new her can any one help me more