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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


Hello Mohammad Taqi

All of the pages in LearnEnglish podcasts have audio and no video. For video, I would suggest our Starting Out series and Speaking skills pages.

Good luck!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,
I like cooking specially local dishes. I would like to describe how to cook milk and rice. First you cook rice measure 3 cups of rice and add 4cups of water, you can add a small salt, wait at least 15minutes. Let it cool and add milk liquid. It so delicious

Hi everyone;
I love cook. My family like when I prepared International Shrimp. It's not a typical Brazilian food but its delicious!
chopped onion and garlic
milk cream
chopped ham
maize starch
Prepare: cook the rice separately and make a white salsa with the others ingredients. Finally mix the rice with the salda. Put potato sticks and parmezon cheese. Oven 15 minutes.

I like to bake pizza.
For the dough, you mix flour, water, salt, yeast and a bit of sugar. It's necessary to knead the dough until its smooth, and then let it rest in a bowl for a while, until it has doubled its size.
Next, stretch the dough in a baking tray, and add your favorite topping. It can be tomato sauce and mozzarella or anchovies, onion, etc. Then put in a hot oven (220°C is ok) for about twenty minutes.

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Hi Peter M,

For the Activity 3, I just can choose 3 words matched into 3 boxes. It means it is just max 1 word into 1 box, I cannot choose 2 words and put them into 1 box.
Could you please advise me how to put more words into 1 box?
Thank you so much Peter M.

Best regards,

Hi Dao Thi Kieu Linh,

To add items to the groups first click on the item (the word) and then click on the name of the box, which will probably be dark grey. If you click inside the box then you will swap one word for another; if you click on the box title then you will add a new item to it.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter M,

Thank you so much. I got it.

Thanks a lot.

Merry X'Mas and happy New Year.

Best Regards,

I like cooking, even I cook very well. I want to introduce my vegetable soup. You will need pork, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and seasoning. You have to bake pork until it's soft, then you cook it with carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, salt, seasoning about 30 min (cook under small fire). Finally, you put the onions and pepper in the soup. It's delicious and nutritious.

One of my favorite foods is cold soup. This national food is called okroshka. You have to chop spring onions, boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, boiled chicken, cucumbers and put all this in a saucepan and pour out water or a national drink called kvass or whey (better whey) you need to add a national dairy product sour cream, like yogurt plus salt, and mix it up. When you eat, you can add mustard. In summer this is great food.