Tess & Ravi

LearnEnglish 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 LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

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Task 1

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

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.




Task 4




Hi. I am so sorry, i don't like to cook. But i will try to learn some our national cuisine recipe and write down here...

Hello! before the recipe I would like to ask for help for the type of tasks like the 3rd one in this episode. when I try to put a second word into a box where I have already put a first one, this first word gets out of the box and goes back to the top. It seems like the box accepte only one word. I don't know how to manage the exercise...

Hello marser,

To add words to the box click once on the word and then click on the title of the box, not on a word already inside the box. Clicking on the title will add the word; clicking on a word already added will swap it for the new word.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello , it is my recipe for coxinha
ingredient for Dough
two cup of water with chicken broth
two soup spoon of butter
two cup of wheat flour
salt is up to your taste
mix every ingredient together , and for stuffing
two chicken chest , boiled and unwoven
one onion minced
two soup spoon of parsley
salt and pepper mix every together and fill the dough made before
cover with egg white and bread flour and fry until become golden
And finally have a great lunch

Yu's chicken soup.
1/2 kg of chicken (without its skin)
1 liter of water
Boil the water and the chicken and some salt
Boil it for 30 minutes with a very low temperature, and that's it. Now you can enjoy my delicious chicken soup.

One of the most popular and traditional Spanish dishes is named "Cocido". Despite not being very well-known abroad, it's very popular here in Spain .
It's a kind of stew, basically made from potatoes and chickpeas, and usually cooked with pork and chicken meat. The "Cocido" is served and eaten in three parts. First, you eat the soup made from the stock of the stew. After that, the potatoes and the chickpeas. Finally, if you are not full up enough, you can eat the delicious meat. Normally it's eaten in winter for lunch.

Chicken legs 2pcs
Black dry mushrooms 10pcs
Slices ginger
Salt 1Tbsp.
Wine 1Tbsp.
1.Keep black mushrooms in hot water make them soft .
2.Chop and blanch the chicken.
3.Put the chicken in a pot, put in 12 cups of water and add A. B.
4.Cook in high heat for 20~30 mins.
5.Then simmer for 1.5~2 hrs until it's cooked.

I love to cook lasagna. In my opinion it is the best dish. You have to make a bolognese sauce, and it is needed to select the right pasta. Then you make layers putting souce, pasta, cheese, ham. You must cover the superior layer with cheese to gratin. Leave it during 45 minutes in the oven. It is so great!

I can only make pancakes. It is quite easy to make. I bet everyone knows how to make it.