Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Hablando sobre los cumpleaños, tejer, una prueba sobre la familia, la comida preferida, Carolina compra zapatos nuevos, los usos de 'poor' y 'old' en inglés.

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Task 1

Tess and Ravi 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

Tom’s tip for speaking about birthdays: In social terms, when a child becomes an adult, they stop wanting to have presents on their birthdays. This, of course, is not true. But it does mean that we have to pretend that we don't want presents, and when we give them, we have to make them look not very important.

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello everybody. In this podcast you have used the verb start in different ways. I mean to start with and to start us off with. Why?

I ll be happy to hearing from you.

Hello elizter,

Both of these phrases are common ways to introduce an activity or a meeting. There is no difference in meaning and the phrases simply provide variety so we are not repeating ourselves. There are other phrases with similar meanings too:

To start with, ...

To start us off, ...

To get us going, ...

To begin with, ...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team