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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

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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] .


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


I would like to meet Johnny Depp. He was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro (USA, Kentucky). He is an american actor, a film director, a musician, a screenwriter and producer. I like all films with him. He is a great actor. He is good at transforming himself into a new character. In my opinion he is the best Hollywood actor. My lovely film is Pirates of the Caribbean.

I will talking about Luxor, Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of (Upper) Egypt during the New Kingdom. it has a lot of temples and a lot of people come this city to see temples and monuments pharaohs like there are east bank and west bank. The East bank like the temple of karnak and The West bank like Valley of the Kings and the Queens

I would like to meet two person. The firstly I would like to meet souad hosny. She is Egyptian actress and singer, she was called Cinderella. she died along years ago, till now we didn't know the reason her death. I like her films and her character. she had a lot of cinema prizes.
The secondly I would like to meet the queen Diana, also she died for years ago. She was born in England. I like her character and she donate her money for poor people and helped people in Africa.

With regard to the girl she loved anjelena she looks up and admires her, and keeps thinking of her as a hero or legend, so she makes her up as an ideal

Medina, Is a small city in western Saudi Arabia. It is old city. The famous think there is a mosque we called Almasjed alnbwy. It has a profit Mohammed's grave.

I will introduce my lovely girl. she is named Eman. she comes from Medina. She plays the piano. She works in an institute.

Section 4 - Our Person in...
Today i will talking about the most famous square in egypt called Tahrir square one of the biggest squares in all egypt .for me i really like to go there almost of time i really feel relaxed there specially at night walking on the street walking beside the river nile smelling fresh air. at the end i recommend all people to come and see it specially in winter it will be no crowd at all .

Yesterday Mohamed salah the egyption football player got 2 goals at totenham team with his own and after the match he did somthing emotional for a kid was holding a sign say please give me your t-shirt mohamed salah saw the sign with all this crowd and give it to him i see this a great felling from him by the way .

IN my opinion what ever how is help pour people the most important issue is giving them help. So i do not mind if celepritiers give them a good hand even if it cams as a charity. It givs them good advertising and also motive retch people to give a hand and polition to make more effort

I would like to meet lio messi he is a great football player he is from argentina his age is 30 years old and he playing for barcelona team about 15 years till now when you see him playing yo feel he is not a normal kicker or attacker he is really amazing in every thin .
i think he will be a legand one day as a foot ball player as many goals he already get .