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Tess & Ravi
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Task 1

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!




This a guacamole recipe:
1 avocado smashed
1 lemon juice
1 tomato chopped in brunoise
a quarter of purple onion chopped in brunoise
salt to taste
a pinch of pepper
fresh leaves coriander chopped

Cut the avocado starting from the root, slide softly the knife around the avocado seed and separated when you've finished to round it. Extract the pulp with a spoon and smash it, add the onion, tomato, salt, pepper, lemon juice, coriander and mix all of them.

If you prefer you can add some chops of avocado.

Enjoy your guacamole with tostadas (tortilla fried until crisp)


Again, here too, in minute two Adam says:
"We asked that question to hundreds of .... "

It's logically ungrammatical.
I hope you pay more attention to the podcasts because we learners from different languages (Kurdish, Persian and etc) rely on them for learning. :-)

I also used @tessandravi on Twitter to see tess and ravi but the account doesn't apparently exist! :-(

Except fish and chips what kind of food was more popular in the UK ? CURRY or roast beef Could you tell me please .

Hello Jenny,

I'm afraid I just don't know the answer to this question. The UK is a very diverse place, and different people around the UK have such different habits that it's difficult to generalise. Curry is certainly very popular and roast beef is a more traditional dish which is also very popular.

Sorry, but I hope this helps you!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Now fish and chips more experience than others food .sone fish and chips shop charge around 10 pounds per person . That true because I cone back to London last years for holidays.

ahh okay ,, let's talk about a traditional food in Egypt the dish called " Kosry " and the recipe to cook it we need to get some rice and some lentils , onions then we going to chop the onions into slice like rings then fried it in hot oil , then we going to boil the rise in hot water will be better to put some salt and butter to the water while we boiled the rice will be more tasty , then we going to boil the lentils also in hot water with some salt and then after the both of rice and lentils was boiled we going to mix both of them and then but the ring fried onions on the surface of the dish and then we served by tomato hope all enjoy the dish , bon apetit .
i hope to know my level as i write this recipe of this dish thanks for the people who worked in this site .

Hi Maged,

That sounds delicious! I think in English it's usually called 'koshary' and I think I'll have to try cooking it someday.

We don't assess users' levels on the site as to do that we would need to do an individual test and interview, which is not possible for the hundreds of thousands of users we have. We do have an online test you can take which will give you a rough orientation as to your level. You can find it here. You can then search for materials at or around your level.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi my friends,i want to give you recipe of tas kabab,this is one of iranian traditional foods
for cooking this food,in a big pot we put a layer of onion rings in floor,then we fill the pot with layer of lamb meat,tomato, carrot and potato rings and put a few prunes in pot ,then boil this materials in water,finally we serve it with bread and fresh vegetable,it is really delicious food

Let me intruduce a Vietnamese dish. Its Vietnamese name is goi cuon but i dont know its international name (^^). We prepare a lot of things such as meat, shrimps, cucumbers, salads, lettuces, basils, shallots, soft noodles, ... and girdle cakes. We boil meat and shrimps. Then we slice meat and make shrimps be without peels. Beside we slice cucumbers. Afterall, we wrap some slices of meat, some shrimps, some slices of cucumber, some vegatables and a little soft noodles in a girdle cake. It means we made one goi cuon. We must eat it and sauces. Huhm so yummy!!!

Hi, I am Piotr. I am thirty seven years old. I am from Poland and I started learning English about six month ago. My English is not good. Sorry for my mistake when I write it. I have stared learned English when I was on university in Poland but it was fifteen years ago. Now I have started learn English once again because I have forgot this language. The Elementary Podcast for my is very useful when I study English.
I like fish and chips very much. In Poland fish and chips is very popular meal.