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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 everyone!
i would like to share you a common food in vietnam is "Phở ". That is also my favourite food. The foreigners are from others country once travelled my country, they try to eat Phở . fortunately almost of them said that they liked it and it's very delicious . if you have chance to visit my country, let's try it once times
Thank you !

Thanks Rob and Adam.
One of my favourite dish I want to share the recipe with you is pounded yam. It's a common meal in Benin and Togo.
Firstly, we have to peel the yam, clean it with water and slice it in a pot. Secondly, we cook the yam in the covered pot with water. Finally, the cooked yam is pounded in a mortar with a particular technic until the yam become elastic.
In Benin, pounded yam is often eaten with soap made with spices and grinded peanut.

Hi! I want to tell you my favorite recepi of apple pie. So, you slice 4 green apples. To prepare a dough you whip up 4 eggs, 1 glass of sugar and 1 glass of flour. Also you can add vanilla sugar and lemon peel. Then you add sliced apples into a dough and bake all of this in the oven during 40-50 minutes at 180-200 degrees.

Hi In my country there is food named Chabli Kebab. you should mix grilled meat with grilled onion, garlic, salt, one egg, some chop potatoes, and flour together and then make meatball and fry them in hot oil. you can eat it with bread and salad.

In my country the fish is prepared fried with rice or potatoes and salad, sometimes it is served as a fish sandwich, a fried fish with bread, tomato and lettuce.

Hi,my favorite recipe is the "ajiaco" is a traditional like soup of Bogota, Colombia.
This soup have chicken in small pieces, common potatoes, yellow potatoes or (criolla) how is known in Colombia, peas, and corncob in pieces.
First put to boil water in a big pot, with salt and onion in branch. When de water is boiling we add the potatoes, the corncob and the peas; 20 minutes after put the chicken in the pot and left cook until the chicken is well cooked. And finally we can add chopped parsley.

Hi guys,

I would like to share a recipe of very simple and delicious salada with you.
Cut one tomato in slices. After that mix with it half lemon juice, salt as you like, oregons and two (soup) spoons of olive oil.
Add to it some rocket and lettuce leaves, involve it all with the tomatos and enjoy it. If you prefer add some seeds. ;)

This is a really simple way to enhance any salad, rice, potatoes or meal.

Fry seeds in oil för about ten minutes on medium heat until they are golden. You need to stir frequently. When they´re done add a pinch of salt and sprinkle them hot or cold on your food. I use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, melon seeds and sesame seeds. Both young and old sees to appreciate this, because the bowl is always empty when we´ve eaten!

The food recipe is klecha is common in my country Iraq on occasions
kilo of white flour cup and half oil, a cup of liquid milk, a large spoon, vanilla and baking powder, hal,
mix the ingredients and become a dough by the hands, and then make a small dum of dough and fillthem with dates, sesame or walnuts, put in oven for 10 minutes 180°c

Thanks Adam and Rob, I enjoyed the podcast.
In fact, the last few days were my peak for eating "Indomie", as you know it is instant noodles and all you need is to put it in a container with boiled water and leave it for few minutes.
It's found in different flavors like chicken, curry, vegetables and so on.
Some people prefer to make their own one by adding or mixing some spices, ketchup, meat or small vegetable pieces, others get rid of soup as they prefer to have it like Spaghetti pasta.
To me, it tastes delicious by anyway