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Episode 05

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about pets, and their guests talk about Didier Drogba and life in New Zealand. You can also follow Carolina’s adventures in the UK as she arrives at her student accommodation in Newcastle. Will she make some new friends?

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

Exercise

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 [14:38].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:38].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Grammar question :
Did you
((MEET)) anyone interesting at the party? (meet)
At the task ( 6 ) why the verb (meet) in the base form ? even there is ((did)) at the past tense ??

I think having a pet is matter of choice.
I agree with the preference for cat.
I prefer a cat.

I don't like neither dogs nor cats. I think it's because when i was a child I had allergy at many things, one of them were pets with long hair. In fact we had a little dog, she was kind with as and we name's Laila. But we gave her to grandmother because doctor sayed. So now I don't have any feels for pets like dogs or cats

Frankly, I’m not an animal lover.

Overall I find cats to be very sweet as well, it's just not in the same in-your-face, constant-attention-seeking, following-you-around-everywhere sort of way that dogs do.

It's easier to look after a cat

Right now I'm more a cat person, that's why I have six of them. I had dogs in the past and they were meek. I still wanna have a dog someday but not for now. Cats are also meek too, but they're more chill and sleepy animal.

Hello,

Honestly i would prefer to have a Dog in my home because my wife loves very much from the childhood and she know how to feed, bath, teach them some sort of trainings such as sniffing, running, playing to keep active friendly.

As for me, for home safety Dogs are very useful and friendly in manner compare to the cats.

to be honest, I am not really an animal lover. but if I would have one of them probably I would preferred dogs

Neither Cats nor dogs !!

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