Elementary Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to Elementary Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Tess & Ravi
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Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

Which words go in which categories?


Do you know what all the words mean? Look up the words you don’t know in a dictionary.

Can you add any more words to each list?

Task 4

Activity 4

Ravi explained how to cook fish and chips; he gave the recipe for them. Leave a comment below with a recipe that you know well. We'll talk about our favourites next episode!



i want to write about how to make healthy chicken meal
firstly season chicken in a bowl with (onion-lemonade-pepppers-
put it in the fridge for 1-2 hours
then heat chicken in medium skillet over a medium heat until it gets fried

Bowl of cereal:
+Take milk
+Take cereal
+Take a bowl
+Add cereal on the bowl
+Add Milk on te bowl

i'm so happy to join you and i really want to speak english fluently and i hope to achive this goal with you

and my recipe is kofta it's a egyptian recipe

1 lb ground beef
1/4 lb ground lamb (optional, if not using then add more ground beef instead)
1/2 cup minced parsley
1 grated small onion
2 minced garlic
1 Tbs salt
1 tsp crushed black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp nutmeg
Extra virgin olive oil Spray
1 piece of charcoal

~ Mix the onion and garlic with the spices and let it sit in room temperature for 15 minutes
~ Add the meat and the parsley to the onion and mix well. Shape the meat into kofta shapes.
~ Spray the bottom of a large pan with the olive oil. Heat the pan over medium high heat.
~ When the pan is hot, add the koftas and pan fry on all sides. Lower the heat and cover the pan.
~ Let it cook for 5 minutes. Then uncover the pan and let any liquid evaporate.
~ The kofta is now ready to serve or you can continue to the next steps to add the charcoal smokey taste:
~ When cooking the kofta, get the charcoal ready by putting it on a medium high fire until it turns grey.
~ Make a small pocket that will hold the charcoal: Take a piece of aluminium foil (8×8″/20x20cm), fold in half then fold the edges to make the pocket shape.
~ Place 1 Tbs of olive oil and the hot charcoal to the foil.
~ When the kofta is cooked, remove from the heat. Make a hole in the middle of the pan, pushing aside the koftas.
~ Put the foil pocket in that hole and quickly cover the pan. The smoke from the charcoal will fill the pan and infuse the koftas.
~ After 2 minutes, your kofta is ready to be served.

I dont like seris 3.
Seris 1 and 2 were better then 3.
I like Tom's Teach too much.
Your changes are terrible.

What is this podcast? Ravi and Tes are no longer the main people. The new people speak very slowly in a very strange way! They say word by word with a short pause in between. Nobody speaks in that way in reality! What's the point of this change???

There is no section like "I want to talk about" or "Our person in (series 1 but I liked it)". No interviewing people on the street, no jokes or even no Tom the English teacher!!! I thought these parts were very helpful to improve my listening skill. Carolina appears to have survived, but I don't like that part from the beginning...she sounds unhappy even when she is supposed to be happy...

I really hope the podcast will change again soon!!!

Hello MJ Walker,

Thank you for your comments, which we will pass on to the makers of the podcast. Ravi and Tess are still key members of the podcast and will remain so right through this series and the next, as you'll see.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hii i am vegeterian so i dont like fish but i like chips ,i am from india we have lots of vegetarian recipe so we dont need to eat non vegetarian fod and its my appeal for people all over world try to make your food vegetarian if you eat more veggies as compare to non veg food you ill observe that your health will become improve.

I thank you for all work which you are making for us.
My question is: Where can we find the concept of connection between the English words?
It is good to listen to the audio. The readings are very excellent.
All the best


I'm afraid we do not have pages specifically focusing on this point. You can, of course, use the listening texts and the audioscripts to familiarise yourself with examples of connected speech in natural contexts.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I will give you a recipe for a typical food in my country, Venezuela, called "Arepas".
You need cornmeal, water and salt, and something for filling: butter, cheese, ham, chicken, meat.
In a bowl put some water with a little salt and gradually add the cornmeal, mix with a hand until obtain a soft, malleable and semi solid dough. Then form a round pancake and cook on a gridle. Flip arepa until it is toasted on both sides.
When the arepas are ready, cut around with a knife and fill with butter, cheese, ham, chicken, sauce, avocado or anything you want!
enjoy it!