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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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!


Going to learn how to cook fish and chips

Hello Everyone,
I would like to provide the recipe for fried rice.
-First chop the vegetables -Potato, Onion, Garlic, Green Chilly, Ginger, Cauliflower, Green Peas, Tomato
-Put cooker on stove
-Put the oil in cooker
-Put cumin seeds, followed by Garlic, Onion, Green chilly, Ginger
-After fried it well, Put vegetable Masala
-Use spoon to mix it well
-Put Cauliflower, Potato, Tomato
-Clean rice and put in cooker
-Mix all well using spoon
-Put water
-Close cooker and wait for 2 vessel

The steps looks more but it easy to cook fried rice in short time. It takes about 30 mins.

There are other way to prepare fried rice but I like the above one because it includes green vegetables and that is good for health.

Hello Everyone!

I'm new member here and I'm from philippines.
By the way, I love cooking especially "tinolang manok" (it's about chicken). Thank you for this site, hope my grammar will improve. ^_^

PS: If anyone wants to know about "Tinolang manok", I can teach you how to cook it.

Of course I like cookiny.. but I am not good so come and teach me ^_^

Hello, useful podcast! Thank you for sharing :)

Hello everyone,

I am cooking rice for having lunch, so I am going write down a basic recipe for cooking rice. Probably there are many ways of cooking rice and I have to say I'm not a expert on it, but I'm sharing a basic way of cooking rice from Brazil. Consider I am cooking rice for four people but it depends how much each person eats of course.
First of all, I peel 3 garlic cloves and 1 half onion.
Next, I chop garlic cloves and half onion and fry them in little oil.
Next, put the amount of rice you've got inside pan and cover it with water. I normally use an amount of water that is twice the rice volume, but you can after add more water if rice is not well cooked or fluffy. It's better to add water while rice is cooking than fulfill pan of water. Probably the latter won't work.
After adding water, add salt as you like, close the pan and wait some minutes until rice get dry. Pay attention to not overcook rice.
Check if rice is right while it is cooking. After cooking rice, if it is not fluffy, you can add a little more water and cook rice for few minutes. At the end, I hope you eat a fluffy and tasty rice.

Best for you,


hi I am a new member in the group . I am useful
Thanks for British council

Hi, Thanks for nice podcast. I listen and enjoy it. Would you please let me know how can I get episodes of all series as whole in a CD? Thanks again.

Hi mazimip,

The series is not available as a CD but it can be accessed via our Elementary Podcasts App. You can find information on our Apps here.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team