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.

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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 [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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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hello Hootan,

If you're speaking with a friend, i.e. in an informal context, then 'cut off' works just fine here. In a more formal context, it would also probably be OK. Or you could just say something like 'I no longer work there and have no contact with them'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much Kirk ...

thank you

well, I haven't got any pet so far ,but i prefer to have dog , i think dogs are more likely and appreciative . you know , from the history till now dogs have been the best friends to human and i think dogs are very useful to human and they are very intelligent .

Hi everybody. I have a question, well, when I listened the previous listenings, there are a "bookmarks" of every parts of the podcast, more or less, near of the episode 4, these markets disappears. Can you restore it? The reason is easy, I can listen parts of them quickly, only a click on the desire bookmark.

Thanks for you time...

Hello lfortiz,

We've been doing some testing for technical reasons, which is why these bookmarks have disappeared. We appreciate your comment and the fact that they are useful, though I'm afraid we just don't know yet whether we'll be able to include them in future. We hope to sort this out in the next month or two.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Somebody can help me? Where can I find section's answers of the first page in the support pack?

Hello Hoai Nhan,

The answers are at the end of the Support Pack:

1) c,d 2) a,c,d 3) b 4) a,b,c 5) b 6) b 7) a,c,d 8) a,b,c

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Tess & Ravi
I love both cat and dog. Each one of them has its own nice character.

Thanks

I like cats. Some year ago we had 2 cats. They were not friendly, but when we gave one of them, the other bored and eventually became ill.
We also have a dog lived in the yard. She was supposed to guard the chickens, but she caught them and burrow into the ground.

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