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Episode 10

This is the final episode of the first series, and to celebrate we’ve put together the best bits from Series 1. How much do you remember from the previous episodes?

Elementary Podcasts

Listen to the podcast and then do the language practice exercises.

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:40].


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I'm a listener of this podcast.In the first lesson ,you said making word groups will help you to remeber new words easily.Could you please recommend such word groups?

Hello Parvathy Das,

The idea here is to learn words with other words that they commonly go with. For example, let's say you're learning the word 'friend'. There are many different words that are often used with the word 'friend', e.g. adjectives such as 'close', 'best', 'old' or verbs such as 'make' or 'lose'. It's generally a good idea to learn these words together, as our memory works well with such associations and also because some of the words that are common in English might seem strange in your native language(s) because they are different - learning these 'strange' uses will make your English much more natural-sounding and also help you understand what you read and hear better.

I'd recommend you keep a vocabulary notebook in which you record all of your work like this. It takes time and effort, but the vast majority of people who keep vocabulary notebooks and who study them learn much more effectively.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello guys!!!

every day I studied the lessons and conversations. podcast elements are very good.

good night.

Hello dear Ravi,Tess and Gorden
I love all of you.
today I finished Series 1.
I'm so interested in to keep this way and listen to the next series .
we see your work and i wish the best for you.
Mehran from Kurdistan.

Hello everyone,

I'm liking so much this serie, it is helping a lot improve my English. I have sure that will learn a lot here in this website. I study English about six months but one day I will speak and write English very well.

Thank you!


I love 'I'd like to meet" this section quite much, it doesn't only teach me English, also makes me know much more about the world. Me as a Chinese, the famous people I knew, such as TV presenters, fIlm stars, cartoon characters .......are different as who you have mentioned. It is so interesting to see the differecens, and the person you introduced are really fascinated. Thanks a lot for all your work :)


yeah ... Qian Tian
it helps me a lot also ...

Hello British Council Team I am Yasmin from Yemen new student here I am so excited to learn English with you. I am really enjoy when I lesson to podcast elementary introduce by Tess and Ravi . it's good to lesson to them they are lovely I love them and hope I can meet them in really again thanks for you so much :)

Hi to all
although the english language isnt my first language, at right now, i am better with english speaking and reading than previous time before my membership with this web for english larning, so now i listened to all the series 1 of elementry podcast and now i am wishing to take my next step, therefore Inspiringly, could you point me the proper step in which can i take to my english learning

Hello omardad,

It's hard to give precise advice without knowing you and your needs and preferences. I suggest you sample different alternatives, such as Big City Small World or Word on the Street and see what suits you best in terms of level and interest.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team