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Episode 01

Welcome to Series 2! In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about birthdays, and their guests talk about knitting and favourite food. Do you remember Carolina from Series 1? She’s a student from Venezuela who’s studying in Newcastle and in this episode she goes shoe shopping. What type of shoes will she choose?

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 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

Tom’s tip for speaking about birthdays: In social terms, when a child becomes an adult, they stop wanting to have presents on their birthdays. This, of course, is not true. But it does mean that we have to pretend that we don't want presents, and when we give them, we have to make them look not very important.

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

My favorite food is Italian and Indian, I love pasta for Italian food , but I like masala with rice and tandoori bread for Indian food, but the masala should little spicy. actually if i'm hungry i eat any thing

Chinese cuisine.

Very interesting tasks wich help in learnong English.

Very interesting tasks that help in learning English!

I prefer Italian food they are one of the best, the pasta and pizza are delicious

Very interesting tasks, you can refill your vocabulary, I will pass the tasks futher, tnk u.

It's so nice , that I choose this internet site!!!

I have to say that my favourite food is the grilled meat, here in Uruguay we call it "asado" and it´s delicious, also we grilled lots of vegetables with the meat and eat them with fresh salads and herbs. My second favourite food is the Italian food, I really like pasta and all sorts of pizzas that they have.

Thanks for the episode!, we'll miss Gordon's jokes!

My favorite food is Omani and Egyptian , which I like spices and herps

I actually like all types of food. But it has to taste good. But I prefer European food like Burger, pasta......

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