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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Task 1

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.


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?


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.


Practice materials - Exercise 2

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


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.


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.


Practice materials - Exercise 2

Rewrite sentences using different words.


Practice materials - Exercise 3

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





I would like to meet Leonardo DiCaprio .He is an actor. I like all films with him.He is a wonderful actor and very talented. My favorite film is Titanic and The Great Gatsby

I would like to meet Henry William Dalgaleish Cavill . Because he is clever, intelligent, famous man. I like his way of communication and life position. He is a beautiful and popular actor, meet with him dream of all the girls.

I'd like to meet Jensen Ackles, because he's an excellent actor and a good man. Jessen is very intelligent and well-read man, his beauty is admired by many girls. I like all the movies with him. My favorite movie is "Supernatural", because this is an interesting and exciting series about supernatural beings. But in it there is also friendship, love and an excellent role, revealing Jensen Ackles as an actor.

Hello, I really like Evan Peters. He is an American film and television actor. For the first time I saw him in a series called "American Horror Story". I liked his role and talent. After that, I decided to review all the movies with this actor, there were not many of them.

I like to meet my idol. There are many famous people that I admire. Most of them are talented in one or more fields. They lead a busy life, travelling from one place to another to meet their fans. My favourite celebrity is Johnny Depp. Although he had starred in many interesting movies, his best role was Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean. In my opinion, he is a multi-talented person. Apart from being a famous actor, he is a film producer and a musician. At the moment he is 51 years old, but he doesn’t look his age. I would assume he is only 30 or 35. He started dreaming about the career of a rock star at the age of 12, when his mother bought him a guitar. The first big movie where he starred was “Nightmare on Elm Street”, although he had taken some smaller parts before.
I also liked his performance in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland”. I know that Johnny Depp has been nominated for major acting awards many times, although his best achievement is the Golden Globe Award. I like he has a certain style of acting, which distinguishes him from the crowd of other actors. I like his manner of conduct at the ceremonies or during the interviews. He seems to be a level-headed and reserved person. By the way, acting is not his only passion. He also grows grapes and makes his own wine. He also cultivates grapes and makes his own wine.

I'd like to meet Valery Meladze.He is Russian singer and producer. He is Star Coaches of the show " Voice Kidsi" . I like his instagram and sense of humor.

Hello! I am a student from Russia, and I have a person with whom I would like to meet. This is the famous director Tim Burton. I really like his work, films and cartoons. He creates insane things, unlike others, his style is immediately apparent. At the beginning of his creative career, many did not take his work, but despite this, he now enjoys a frenzied popularity. Sometimes everyone needs to look at the world from the other side, as he does. It seems to me that he's a little crazy, but it's cool!

i would like to meet Bernadinho because he's a awesome volleyball coach, had a lot of medals, rewards and premius in your professional life. Also i play volleyball so would be a dream can meet him.

I am student come from Russia. I would like to meet Brouno Mars. His songs have won universal praise, and i like them very much. He is a talented songwriter and good singer.

Is there a famous film actor that I’d like to meet?Yees, of couse. I would like to meet an American actor. His name is Will Smith. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. I like all films where he took part. Looking his interviews, I noticed that he is clever, kind, polite and ,of course, handsome man. I like the way he shows different characters.