Welcome to Series 2! In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about birthdays, and their guests talk about knitting and favourite food. Do you remember Carolina from Series 1? She’s a student from Venezuela who’s studying in Newcastle and in this episode she goes shoe shopping. What type of shoes will she choose?

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 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

Tom’s tip for speaking about birthdays: In social terms, when a child becomes an adult, they stop wanting to have presents on their birthdays. This, of course, is not true. But it does mean that we have to pretend that we don't want presents, and when we give them, we have to make them look not very important.

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I'd like stitching. It's really great! I started stitching when I was five. It is not very complicate, but you have ti be very accurate and have a lot of time.

I'd like to talk about my favorite food. As an iranian i was brought up by persian traditional foods. However, firstly i prefer european food especially mideterranean ones and italian foods. Secoundly As i'm a multi-choice man, i like mexicians,too. In addition as i love fresh fryed spicy vegetables, i'm into chinese or thai foods,too. In one word: all traditional ones

My favorite food is swiss cheese fondue for sure! I'm from Holland and of course I love all kinds of cheese but a I find a big pot with melted cheese to dip some bread and vegetables in absolutely delicious! Me and my friends always eat so much of that we feel sick afterwards and are not able to move ourselves anymore......

I really like Pakistan Food. its spicy, tasty, and having wonderful tastes especially biryani and Kabab. I also like chinese but in a modified form according to my taste buds.

i was always happy when talking about food..hahaha
i love all the food especially dessert..
i love the ice cream, cakes, puddings.
i love the sweetness, full of flavors.

my favorite food is Indonesian food ofcourse. From the sweetest food to spiciest food is available here. But i love pizza too :D

i don't know what my favorite food exactly but i really like vegetables and seafood

Hello everybody!
I like to eat a lot of kind of foods, like Italian food and Chinese food, but my favorite food is from Brazil, because I'm Brazilian and we've various type of food that are delicious.
So, about the english joke, you wont post more?
I like the english joke, because those jokes makes the people thinks different and I think this is good for helps people is learning english. Like me! :D
Thank you!!

I prefer eating Chiness food, because it's very delicious, tasty and there is a lot of variety. In Chiness food is using many herbs, sauses and all food are fast fried. I think that is good for me and it's a healthy. I prefer drinking Italian coffe, French wine and Belgium milk.

I like Italian food because I'm Italian and I live here when I had born and I don't use eat foreign food. I like the food without more ingredients.

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