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 lio messi he is a great football player he is from argentina his age is 30 years old and he playing for barcelona team about 15 years till now when you see him playing yo feel he is not a normal kicker or attacker he is really amazing in every thin .
i think he will be a legand one day as a foot ball player as many goals he already get .

nice one good luck my brother

I would like to meet Omar Elsharif .
He is an Egyptian actress and he has acted in the international cinema too.
He is died from nearly two years ago.
Omar Elsharif , participated in many international movies . But, the most famous film is lawrence of arabia .
My favorite film for me is the 13 warrior .
Omar Elsharif was the world champion in the ( bridge ) it is kind of cards game .
I like him because, he is really cool man and he was cares about helping people so, i really admire him.
I would like to talking with him about his life experiment.
And I would like to ask him just one question ... why have you left your country all this long years ?

The Zoo in giza is a very amazing place it contains many seen like animals, tress, flowers and also a very nice lake view .Be side museum ti is a very large place .Entertaining and enjoyable

nice kando keep going man

I Would like to meet Morgan Fredman he is a famous american actor he did many action movies. but also some social movies in different ways speaking about different times.The main issue is freedom and and equality between all races especially black and white people.

keeo going man

Charity is an important part of our life and if you try to thinking about the concept or the real meaning of charity you will know the fact of this word .
Undoubtedly communities are built on the basis of good values and ethics too .
From my point of view Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity because, celebrities can bring alot of money to poor people in our socity specially in the developing countries by attending charity events .

KORBA square in MISR ELGADEDA area it is a very amazing place in CAIRO, EGYPT and if you are planing to visit EGYPT you should go there.
ELKORBA square was built in the king Farouk age and who was the king of EGYPT and SUDAN too . This period was consider as a golden age in the egyption history .
Ofcourse you can see the magic touch on the buildings design. The places there such as restaurants , bakery stores and the streets planning structure are perfect too.
You can smell baked and morning breeze in the same time .
really , if you do not coming to EGYPT you are most welcome but, finally you should planning to see this place .

Thank you Kirk. It is now fixed. Hope it will go on smoothly from now on