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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.

Check your understanding


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

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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


hello! I'm a new "student" in this site...the conversation it's very easy and I like that beacause that would mean I grow up with my english :)

Hi! All there Im OZ hope u all doin f9 and having a very good time i would feel great to here by all my friends here in the blog, its nice to join this wonderful website, its really very helpful 2 find all about the british english, Thanx Carolina!!!

Tania writes "I believe that São Paulo is very similar to New York, because they are big city and financial center. São Paulo is/stays in Brazil. It has a lot of people, noise, dirty and all the big city problems. Just Like New York, São Paulo has a big public park, too. This park is called Ibirapuera. I don´t kwon its size, but there is a lot of things to do. I like Ibirapuera Park because it offers free and pay activities for rich and poor people enjoy it. You can go there to run, to walk, to ride bicicle, to skateboard, to roller, to play basketball, to play volleyball, and to play soccer. You can watch street actors, participate health campaign, watch shows, listen live music, and see expositions. The Ibirapuera Park has a Japanese Garden, a greenhouse, two expositions center called Oca and Bienal and a lake that you can see a show made of light, music and water sprinkler at summers night. In December the lake receives a floating and bright Christmas tree. The Ibirapuera Park was build by men, just like the Central Park in New York."

It is very good, but it so short. Can you make it one hour please? I think it is going be better for helping students like me while they are listening.
Thanks and best regads

hi,iam fatma from sudan the conversation is very simple and inever found any problem when iwas heared thanks

It's the best material to learn and help me much to improve my English.
Thank you very much.

 It's great! Thanks!

 Wow, It is very helpful to me for improving my english.
Thank you.

it's very useful material for learning English.
now i am prepering for IELTS, it's really helpful.

I would like to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is my favorite actor. I like his acting very much. Moreover he is also the governor of California. He is a Republican candidate. He has four children. In addition, he is from Austria. He was born in Austria in 1947 . After getting the award of Mr. Universe, he migrated to the USA.
Furthermore he is the all time best body builder in the world. He got several award in bodybuilding. Likewise, he also took part in 1 year army training when he became 18. His father took part in the world war II. After that he suffered from Malaria. In addition, Arnold is the undisputed action hero in all time in Hollywood.

Finally, i want to say that, I will be glad if i can meet him once in my life.

Md. Golam Ahad