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Episode 04

In this episode Tess is upset about losing her cat and Ravi offers support. Their guests talk about chocolate and ways of wasting time. You can also follow Carolina as she tries some British home cooking. Will she like it?

Elementary Podcasts

Listen to the podcast then do the first exercise to check your understanding. If you have more time choose some of the language practice exercises.

Check your understanding

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

Note: a 'portmanteau' word is one that combines parts of two normal words to make a new word, e.g. 'chocolate' + 'alcoholic' = 'chocoholic'

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

When I have a lot of work and I don't know how I can finish it. I start doing useful easy things such as listening to English, reading some articles or just sit down and do nothing.
I have a question
What's the difference between putt off, put on
put in and put up ?

Hello Ebtsam121,

Most phrasal verbs, including the four you ask about, have lots of different meanings and so it's difficult for me to explain them to you without knowing how they are being used, that is, without knowing the sentences and situations they are used in.

I'd suggest you look them up in an online dictionary. There you can see the different meanings they have and also some example sentences.

If you have a specific question about one of them, please let us know. It would be best if you could include the situation it's used in too.

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello dears,
I like to read about news, about jobs and read some articles about software testing. It is a really nice area to work.

If I’ve got work to do and I don’t want to do it I spend a lot of time on my Phone, surf the Social media, i watching vlogger on YouTube, then I do switch on tv, and I go running or do exercise and sometimes I eat out with my friends

I love dark chocolate, specially chocolate cake, chocolate cookies and chocolate ice cream , it’s tastes delicious, I feel great if eat it

When I have some work to do, but I don't want to do it I usually log in on my Twitter and talk with some people in the DM. Also, when I get bored of the app I search for songs to listen, books to read or dramas/movies to watch

Well, I think the best thing you can do when you're not keen to do some work it's just to do it without any doubt, but when I feel a bit stressed I like to listen some relaxing jazz or start a little chat with some friend on any social network, that's a good way to distract the brain from tedious work for me.

Thanks a lot for the Episode. Great site!

I like listen videos meanwhile I am working in easy task. Generally this videos are presentatios or interviews so I don't have to watch the video.
Also I must put off my cellphone because when it is close I spend a lot of time to seeing social medias like Instagram.
When I have a lot of work, I feel bad if I waste time so I work hard.
I think in my country wasting time when you should be working is a big problem, It is in our culture or something

I might engage myself in the same act or relax meditating surfing the best approach to the work.
I might be on my computer or being busy with domestic and any other activities that is related to the work.
Yes. I agree. Because, everyone has different attitude towards work.
But, to be candid if not affected by circumstances, like in my own case- I don't see any reasons for me not doing my work or wasting time.

Complaining.

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