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Episode 03

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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 

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

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I think it's because of the large popularity of the men's football around the world,but with time the women will get there.At least I hope so!

I think men’s football matches more interesting than women’s football matches. Playing football need tough body to hold struggling and hard training. Nice to see women in other sport like swimming, tennis ..etc.

as I am a big fan for football I think the reasons that make football matches for men popular compares with women are the history of this game due to it begins for just men and the second thing it more exciting and violence..

Almost all men love football and it is their favorite sport. The reason that they are interested in watching women play football is because they look at the beauty of women. Because women are a symbol of beauty and tenderness. But women's football always has less fans than men's football, because men's football is much more interesting for me.

One of the reasons why fewer people go to women's matches - women's football is not as fast. Due to their physiology, they run slower, so the attacks are not so rapid and this very excitement of the game is heated with great difficulty to the viewer.An important factor is the lack of funding for women's football in different countries, which makes the interest in this sport very weak.
In the end, it's also because their skills are lower than those of men.

Because they don’t know how to play professionally, they make horrible mistakes. I guess that won`t change soon but I hope so.

I like football and also football match. But I don't know why i am not addicted to football match.May be I am not crazy on this. Playing football for women is not interesting for me and not exciting all the time. It seem that they play simply and can not motivate to the audience.

I never see the women's football in TV at all , so I don't have any opinion about this case , because to I prefer the men's football . I think they are professional in this game.

I don't like Football. So, I don't watch it anyway wither it's for women or men. But I don't like the way that people look at the game as it's only for men. Who decided that? Why they don't show it on TV or talk about on social media as they talk about male Football? Ok, now you get out of me the little Feminism that I have :)

I agree with the idea from the first person above.
Firstly, I don't like football.
Second, usually everybody like to see women if they are in sexy and nice costume (For example: the lady in the Miss contest) rather than in a T-shirt and in a short. Where as the men player in that costume are so manly, and that is the reson why there are so many their fans are girls.

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