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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


It's me very first time to listen to these podcasts and I've really enjoyed them.

Sorry I don't know why you replace Adam and Rob by Tess and Ravi?

Hello parisaach
There are changes in the people in the podcasts from series to series because some were available and others were not.
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

I am from Sao Tome and Principe and here we eat "banana and fried fish". Is so good...
- season the fish with garlic, lemon and salt;
- envelop the fish in wheat flour (without water) and fry;
- cut half ripe banana, in slices and fry;
- eat with salad.
   Enjoy your food.

Hello from Turkey. We are a very famous and rich cuisine. also, many people know döner, kebab, iskender, lahmacun.. but today ı want to recipe different meal. ıts name is tava. Tava is made from different vegetables and meat. We chop onions, tomatoes, eggplants, garlic, zucchini and meat on chopping board. and we add olive oil and different spice on it. we bake in the oven for one hour. here it is.

My recipe is not different, but for batter i use beer instead of water, because beer reject the oil and so the food is less oily.


My name is Angel. I am from Mexico. Here we have a similar soucer, also its way of cooking is similar, the only difference are th fittings which are in many cases vegetables like letuce, avocado, cucumber or tomato with a little bit of sal. We can buy it in a tianguis and are cheaper than other foods,

there is a lot of recipes you can do with fish
I always prefer my fish done traditionally: after removing all the unnecessary stuff I clean my fish nicely and add spices on it, let it marinate for 1 to 3 hours depending on the kind of fish.
after that, I will braai it over a charcoal foyer or woods fire.
will add a little bit of vegetable oil at the end
serve with hot chili and onion plus cassava bread.
here one of real African type of dish

In Nigeria, we eat fish and chips as well, however, we grill or roast the fish and we use croaker mostly, you can get catfish in a few other places. It's served with sliced cabbage, cucumber, onions, and tomato. And then they grizzle ketchup and/or spicy pepper sauce on it, some serve this in a separate small dish. We have other variants as well; chicken and chips and chips and shawarma. Shawarma is sliced veggies, minced grilled meat and sausage wrapped in unleavened bread. Chips and shawarma are served alone without the extras you get with the other variants.

A typical Argentine dish is "empanadas". It consists of a small bag closed of puff pastry with minced meat, onion, garlic, hard-boiled eggs and olives inside, all chopped. It can be fried or baked. It is my specialty!