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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


good morning
iam  very happy when istart to listen and learn english everyday   ifind my self very well and ifound Always very riche vocabol  and grammaire very riche language is english iam very happy but iregret much  why in the past ididn't learn it since my kid
best regards

good morning
iam very happy to heart for these couses ifind theme very nice iwish to british concil lo,g line and much succes
best regards

I realized that Elementary Podcasts are  very helpful activities to improve my English, so I decided to start from Series01 Episode 01,and reach to the latest Episode step by step. I think this is the best way to familiarize with the heros of these activities, and bring development to my English. Finally I must to think you for your efforts to encourage beginners like me with such marvellous themes.

Hi!  I´m new here
I would like to improve my english.

I would like to meet Isac Assimov, he is and was one of the greatest science fiction writters among H. G. Wells and Bradbury. Unfortunately he already past away, but since he had such a vast imagination I would like to find out how he managed to write the 7 books of the Foundation Saga.
Another excelent writter is  Frank Herbert. I am reading now the first book of the Dune saga and I am already trapped and amazed.
Carolina A. Quiroga from Colombia

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