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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?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Listen to the podcast then do the first exercise to check your understanding. If you have more time choose some of the language practice exercises.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

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

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Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I think it's good

I'm Khin Thet Kyaw and a university teaching staff. I work at Lashio University, Northern part of Myanmar. I agree that celebrities can help many peoples but some celebrities assume that it is fashion to do for charity. In our country, famous actors and actress donate money to help for treatment of corona virus patients, such as for construction of Covid-19 treatment centre collaborating with businessman and our government but others do as for show only.

Few people really care about world poverty. Many celebrities and large corporations do something for the poor because there is always a profit behind it. But in the end, the final goal being achieved, everyone ends up winning. So, in the end it turns out to be a good thing.

Poor people needs help. I think it's a great job from celebritys.

It is a good thing for celebrities to work for charity because it makes them more popular and the act gives hope to the hopeless. The celebrities involved in Charity work helps solve some of the global problems like poverty

I strongly agree with your comment.

I think it's the fashion to do work for charity. Rich famous people win millions and millions, they show off what could afford even an exception of them work for charity but don't show off, some of them are very discreet and still help poor people and get involved in program to poverty. Anyway does not matter if they are looking to be more famoso or get audience, the most important in this case is that are people need money and if they want to help them why not?

thank your very much for this test it’s learn english truly.

I think it is a good idea for celebrities to take money from people to give them for charities. because it is a good chance for poor people. may be some celebrities try to make much fame for themself. but it does not matter. the most important thing here is giving poor people the money and end this poverty.

in my opinion it is necessary to help human being in any situation. even if they just do it with the intention of showing themselves!! but they shouldn't do anything that embarrass the poor people! and also their faces should not be displayed.

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