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Episode 02

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about weekends away, and their guests talk about Shakira and dancing tango in Argentina. You can also follow Carolina’s journey in the UK. Will she find her way out of the airport?

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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 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 5

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I prefer songs in English. I am from Russia and I think, most of Russian songs are just stupid and foolish. Sometimes it`s simple set of words, nothing more. For me foreigh music, especially English songs, sounds very catchy and awesome. Ohh, it`s so adorable... My favourite singer is either Lil Peep, or Pop Smoke. Their songs are really sounds very good

basically, I do not listen to music or songs most of the time but I like the English songs so much it is miscellaneous. they are adorable. I like listening to frank senatra , his songs are such adorable ones, they full of emotions. unfortunately, I can not understand the meaning if the most of the songs but whatever they are adorable.

Well I’m not really into music, but I sure do enjoy listening to some songs from a time to another. I’m an Arab, So listening to arabic songs touches me closer than English songs do, yet I still enjoy hearing it, even though I struggle sometimes trying to figure out all the words I’m hearing. So just like that guy from the podcast, I prefer listening to both and I enjoy English songs as long as the music is nice.

When I work I prefer to listen English music, it helps me to concentrate. But when I do the housework or cook I prefer Spanish music because I can sing and undestand the lyrics.

I prefer arabic songs.. But also I'd like to listen to English songs sometimes.. Although i can't understand all the words in the song

okay it depends on who I listen to and my mood, I am an Arabic person and to be specific I am from Egypt and I love amr diab it most popular singer in Egypt and I think in the middle east so I did not think to try to listen to him in the English language because I listen to him in Arabic from 15 years ago but I think it is not bad to listen to an English song because it helps to learn more and more words that everything

i prefer english songs, because i can learn new vocabularys, expressions, and i can sing together

I prefer both because I believe that all languages have good song.

I don't listen to local songs very often, since I grew up listening to English songs the local ones sounds very strange to me.
however, I gave it a last try this year and it turned out very well for me.
engaging with my culture is very important part of the human's identity and listening to local songs helps you engage more.

I'm from Myanmar but I don't listen Myanmar songs very often. I like to listen to Kpop, you know, the korean songs that is very popular all over the world nowadays. I like singing and dancing, I always dance when I listen Kpop. And I don't used to listen to English songs but now I also listen it. Because I become knowing that English songs can make me to improve my English level. English songs are also good but I like Kpop the best.

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