Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Présenter vos amis, Angelina Jolie, ce que l'on peut trouver dans une cuisine, Central Park à New York, les célébrités qui travaillent pour des oeuvres caritatives, etc.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].



Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


I think I would have been very proud to meet Nelson Mandela. I'm very impressed with the things he did during his life, to fight against racism. He spent more than twenty years in jail but he never gave up the fight. He finally has become a kind of symbol. I've heard that during his captivity, he used to say poems in his head, to resist, to bare, the very hard conditions he was going through.

Hi.I find that it's very sad that in our world , the problem of poverty must be partly resolved by celebrities and not by social and world policy.
But we don't live in a perfect world ! Also I think that if some celebrities use their fortune to struggle against poverty, it's finally a good thing.
I think also that we feel very well if the celebrities are honests or if they make do work charity for their publicity. Their commitment in the time is a good indication of their honesty .

It's very interesting to leearn english through Bristish Council. Carolina Jolie is one of my close list best prefered actors. She's so impressive, strong and imaginative. So, because we're talking about women actors of cinema, I'd like talk about Claire Danes (Carrie Mathison in Homeland). This woman is so great but I have never seen similar performance.

I totally agree with what you've written about Claire Danes. She's just amazing in Homeland. Sometimes, I really have the impression that I'm watching a video reportage rather than a TV show!!!

Hello everyone, I would like to talk about a park near my appartement. It is a little famous. And it's a good place for walk, do footing, or do tennis or simply relax. The local people are having a good time here in winter or in summer. The name of this park is : " le mont Valérien" It's an old fort. The center of this fort is closed to the public because there is still military. This place is famous because every year the président of french republic come and commemorate the courage of veteran of the second mondial war. I like it very much because it's beautiful and is well maintained. It's a green place in the city where you can appreciate the nature.

Hello everyone ! I'm new, my english is not very good, forgive me, but I want to practice. I love Angelina Jolie to, she very impressive women because she's intelligent and beautiful. She made right choise ! Now I would like to talk about Frida Kahlo. She was a Mexican artiste in the 20 century. She makes a lot of self-portrait because she suffered. She has had a car accident when she was 18 years old. She was most of his time in bed because of these operations, which is why she did many self-portraits. This painting are beautiful and powerful and with sensibility, I really like it !!!

Good evening,I'd like to meet Richard Gere because he's handsome.I like his films.
In my opinion,it's a good idea that some famous people help the children.Some of them would like to go to school for example but they can't afford it.

Hi All,
it's my first lesson in learnenglish. So i'd like to meet Idris Elba, a famous american actor. I appreciate all films he makes, he is a strong and handsome man. Thanks

Hi everyone.
I would like to meet the composer Yann Tiersen. He has made a lot of film soundtrack, like Amélie Poulain, Good bye Lenin...
I think that the music he has written can expose his sensibility. And, if it reveals true, I will like the person who has composed this music.

Hi Every one, this is my first lesson in British Council. I want talk about Jennifer Lopez. She is a actor I love. I like follow her moves and my little daughter, I called her Jennifer.