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Episode 08

In this episode Ravi is planning his holiday and tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about running in the Lake District and special talents. You can also follow Carolina on her weekend trip away. Will everything go to plan?

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 [00:24].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

One more question
At the time to say good bye, Tess Says:That’s all we’ve got TIME for today. It shoudn´t be: That´s all TIME we´ve got for today?

Hello jpkeiros

What Tess says is correct. The full form of the sentence is 'That is all that we have got time for today.' Does that help you make sense of it?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Good morning everybody.

I have a doubt, at the moment to check how many words guessed Lidia, Tess Says: Let’s see how many THAT WAS! singular!. It shoudn´t be: Let´s see how many THOSE WERE? plural because she asks HOW MANY?. Saludos desde Bolivia.

Hello again jpkeiros

There is nothing wrong with saying 'those were' here, but I think Tess was thinking of Lydia's entire performance when she says 'that'. In other words, 'Let's see how many words that was' is like a short form of the idea 'Let's see how many words that you said'.

Does that make sense?

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

How can I download the podcast?

Hello Sumayah_137

The easiest way is to use a computer. Right-click on the audio player and then choose 'Save As Audio' and then it should download to your computer.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Well, it's rather a difficult question for me , because I wanna have a lot of talents. For example: have an excellent English pronunciation or an ability to work without stopping. Have a nice day!

I am trying to keep fit so I know many different ways to get healthy. I'd rather play football, tennis or just jogging. Be healthy!

Hello! In the Episode 8 of the Series 2 Tom the Teacher says: "Now, that time Ravi did use the present progressive tense with "think". Could you please explain why did Tom say "Ravi did use..." in this case? Why not "Ravi used..."?

Hello MariaPisareva

When we want to emphasise a verb in the present simple or past simple, people often insert the auxiliary verb 'do' in one of its forms ('do' or 'does' in the present or 'did' for the past) to make the emphasis. That is why Tom says 'did use' instead of simply 'used' here. Saying 'used' is also correct here, but 'did use' is more emphatic.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team 

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