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Episode 01

LearnEnglish 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 LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Tess & Ravi

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

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.






Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi there.
Let me tell you about a Swiss dish, which is called Rosti. You need to grate some potatoes. Put some vegetable oil in a frying pan and warm it. Then put potatoes in a pan and fry it. Then you need to grate some cheese. At the end of frying, you need to put cheese on the top of the potatoes. When cheese is melting, the dish is ready. You can put another ingredients if you want, for example a ham, etc.

I am describing- Fried Plantain Recipe.
First, get like 2 ripe plantain, slice it and add a pinch of salt to be rubbed over. Then, heat oil in deep pan- to be hot. After, if the oil is hot pour in the sliced plantain and cook- fry till it is golden brown. It can be served as a main dish with drinks or as side dish on rice, bean, pasta and so on. Thanks. Enjoy!

I want to tell a traditional food from my country, we called bolani
first, make a batter with flour and water then slice vegetable spread batter like circle after that put vegetable in half of it and covered it with another half finally fry it in oil

Well!I am not good at making food ,but I am good at eating it.

Hi everyone!

I´m from Colombia, I am not a great cook, but I´ll tell you how to prepare an easy and delicious dish. Just need rice, some vegetables, salt, sausages, chicken and few mushrooms. Well, first of all, make the rice mixed with all ingredients. Next, slices the sausages and put into the pan of rice, After that, add salt, shredded chicken and no more. Enjoy your special with a soda


i could not find tessandravi on twitter! does anybodey know how i can find them?

Hello sarasb1010

They are @tessandravi, but I'm afraid they haven't been active in quite a long time. We do have an active twitter account at @LearnEnglish_BC.

I hope that helps you!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

I like it ..

I can explain recipe for lazy people. You need mixture of frozen vegetables from supermarket and sausage. Slice sausage and put it on pan, after that add vegetables on pan. Add salt and spices. That’s all :)

I am going to write about the traditional Bangali food item that like most. It is a dessert made with flour,milk,sugar oil( mostly vegetable oil) and most important item potatoes. It is well known "Alor Kalujam" Potatoes dessert. There are two cooking style you have use for this recipe.First, all the potatoes needed to boil well and it requires mess up with flour milk and others two ingredients.When the mixture turn into a thick dough your work is half done. Just divide the dough into small pieces and rolled it like football. I's time two use second cooking style it's deep frying the small circle with vegetable oil. And finally you will serve the dishes with sugar syrup. Actually it is the most delicious dish i have ever taste.