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Episode 09

In this episode Tess and Ravi are making plans for the weekend, and their guests talk about the cartoonist Matt Groening and the Indian film industry. You can also follow Carolina as she starts to really enjoy life in Newcastle and invites some of her new friends to dinner. What do you think she’ll cook for them?

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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:19].


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:12].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:12].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:15].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:15].




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Thanks for the episode! Great job!

What's my perfect holiday?
Although there are beautiful places all around my country and in the rest of the world to travel and visit, I prefer to go to quiet places at the time of the year where people don't usually go, so I can enjoy it better without crowds and crazy people doing noise and taking pictrures everywhere. When I travel, I use to stay in hostels because they are cheaper than hotels and you can meet young people from everywhere. I think every time you go somewhere you must make some plans previusly, I mean, you need to know how much money you'll spend and all that.


Really my dream holiday is the same as in the text about cruise!
Because I have amasing experience of trip by bus. Started the day with the tasty buffet breakfast before tour or sightseeing. Then we travelled to different countries and cities, towns once. Everything’s planned for you so you don’t have to worry about anything at all. And now I would like to do the same on a cruise!

It was a perfect holiday when I'm going to yogyakarta. the city which has a beautiful nature, beaches and mountains. The one of cultural city in indonesia. Jogja provide many kind of holiday destination. if i'd like to camping, there are. if i'd like to go to beaches, it has a beach. even if I'd like just stay in five hotel. everything are here. so, I'll go to holiday according to my finance

You asked a good question. In our country theres a lot of nature places to visit. In the north and south of my country theres sea with different beach. Desert tourism is very commen here and beacous of our multi-thousand year civilization, museums and monuments are so plentiful.
So I have very places to go in there.

My perfect holiday would be a trip around South America with my mates, there's plenty to see here, besides, everything is better when we're with our friends. I'd like to plan a journey around this fantastic continent and see the most famous touristic areas. Also, I love its historical stuff. I wish I could travel around South American and go camping with my friends and get to see amazing postcard-views

I hope that I'd have excellent holiday in California at the future but this days I want to travel the nearest cities and towns in my country because I live in a crowed city, so it's fun to me that going to a village and have a fresh air and good meals.

I am crazy about travelling so I have always wanted to have fulltime travelling. My perfect holiday is on the beautiful beaches that have clear and blue water and gorgeous senery around the beach. That is so awesome. I have never stayed in a 5 star hotel before, so I want to try it and when I travel, I often stay in homestay or camping, It is an interesting experience because when you camping, You can enjoy the nature and the senery around you clearly and ofcourse you save lots of money. I don't want to stay one place in a long time if it is boring. In my holidays, I often plan for my trips and I can change my plan if I want, I want to be free to do what I enjoy!

During the holiday I prefer sit on a beach with my family and friend and bolttle of vine.

What’s your perfect holiday?
I prefer to stay in a hotel, with a comfortable bed and bathroom. Once I went camping and it was horrible for me! I like to visit museums and monuments. I also enjoy the beach, and I like to have everything planned.