Series 03 Episode 16

Adam is impressed by how much you know about London. In Newcastle, Carolina meets a horrible customer in the shop and that's just the start of a very bad day.

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Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to do all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises on the following tabs.

Choose all the answers that are true according to what you heard in the podcast.

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Put the words in order to make sentences from the podcast.

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Put the words in the right spaces to make sentences from the podcast. Don’t look back at Activity 2!

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‘Cat’ is a one-syllable word. ‘Window’ has two syllables. ‘Exciting’ has three. How many syllables do these words have? Put them in the right group.

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Words with two syllables. Do we say ‘window’ (●•), or window’ (•●)? Which syllable is stressed in these words? Put the words in the right group.

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Words with three syllables. Which syllable is stressed? Put the words in the right group.

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Which syllable is stressed? Choose the right one.

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Saying you don’t understand. Put the words in the right places.

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Leave a comment below!

If you don’t live at home or you lived away from home in the past, do you (or did you) ever feel homesick? If so, what do you do to make yourself feel better? Even if you’ve never felt homesick, what advice would you give to Carolina to make herself feel better?

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Series 03 Episode 15

Tess and Ravi discuss the most famous city in the UK - I think you know what it is! Rob and Adam read your comments about social networking.

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Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to do all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises on the following tabs.

Choose all the answers that are true according to what you heard in the podcast.

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Reorder the words to make sentences from the podcast.

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English

Choose the best way to say these dates.

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Put the words in the right sentences.

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Match the answers with the questions.

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Put the words in the right spaces. Don’t look back at Exercise 5!

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Put the verbs in the right places.

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What does ‘really’ mean? Choose the right answer.

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Leave a comment below!

Have you been to London? Did you like it? What do you know - or think - about London?

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Series 03 Episode 14

Rob and Adam see what you have to say about politeness, and Emily and Carolina discuss a certain boy...

While you listen

Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to do all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises on the following tabs.

Select all the sentences that are true, according to the podcast.

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Can you remember who said what in the podcast?

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English

Put the words in order to make sentences from the podcast.

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Match the words to the definitions.

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Choose the right word to fill the gap.

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Are these pairs of words homophones? Say them to yourself. Do they sound the same or different? (Note that this exercise is designed to work with most English accents - some words may sound different in other accents.)

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When do we make these noises in English? Match the noises with their meanings.

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Put the verbs in the spaces.

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Leave a comment below!

Do you have lots of online friends? And do you know all of those friends in real life? Is online friendship different from real life?

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Series 03 Episode 13

Tess and Ravi talk about politeness and Adam reads your comments about going to the cinema.

While you listen

Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to do all of them!

Making it easier

  • Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
  • Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
  • Play the podcast as many times as you need.
  • Play each part of the podcast separately.
  • Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.

Making it harder

  • Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
  • Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
  • Play the whole podcast without a break.
  • Don't read the transcript.

Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises on the following tabs.

Select all the sentences that are true, according to the podcast.

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Choose the best answer.

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English

Match the halves of the sentences.

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Put the words in the right order. Don’t look back at Activity 3!

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Which prefix do we use to make these adjectives negative?

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Write the negative prefix – im, un or in.

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Match the opposites with the words below. There are two opposites for each word.

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Put the words in the right places.

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Leave a comment below!

Do you think British people are polite or not? Tell us about your experiences – good or bad! And how about in your country? Do you think people in your country are polite or not?

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