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Episode 01

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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Tess and Ravi

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Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Carolina 2

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Tom the teacher 1

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Tom the teacher 2

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Tom the teacher 3

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Pre-intermediate: A2

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I think it depends on what celebrity really wants to do when each one does work for charity. May be it's some kind of advertising and this deal only about money. But if i someone who needs help, it doesn't matter for me.

In fact, I think charity is a wonderful thing. I guess it doesn't matter why celebrities donate money. What matters is that they help people, even if that makes them popular. Everyone benefits from this, everyone is happy, then why not? Perhaps a private donation is better, but whatever it is, it is at least some kind of help to poor people.

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basically, doing charity work is a part of the celebrity job. they must encourage people to donate. also, most celebrities work for the united nation and I think they do that for only helping people they must have been paid for this work. moreover, they are doing that to gain more fame.

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In my opinion, I think that it’s a great act when celebrities work for charity. People seem to be more influenced by celebrities more than anyone else, so this would help encouraging people to do more charity work and help the poor, which will have the best impact on our community, furthermore, this would actually help spreading love and peace all over the world.

I think that is a good idea that celebrities do charity because they can inspire to more people. It is very important that people became aware of poverty in the world, and famous people can help to show this. It is not necessary be famous to help.

I think both good and bad to celebrities to do work for charity.
Because I think it's a good idea to do work for charity. But Charity is better when things remain private.

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