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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.

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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

Hi,
I'm a Turkish and I like all Turkish food:) I am in London now and I tried a lot of different country's food. To be honest my favorite  is Turkish food because they are very tasty and it has a lot of options. I like British food but I think it has not much choice. I don't like Chinese ones because they use a lot of onion:) and I don't like onion:) Many people know wrong  about Turkish food. They know just Kebab but we haven't got just Kebab. Actually We don't eat much kebab in Turkey. Turkish people usually like homemade food. me too ,sure:)

hello,Garfield.
I am a chinese,I want to tell the real chinese food don't use a lot of onions.
If you come to China,you will taste some real chinese food:)

hi everyone! my name is Khanh, i come from Vietnam.in the podcast, voice 1 said he likes Vietnamese food,me too.it's so exciting.i live in North Vietnam. like in South VN,food is delicious.for example,we have Phở,Nem,Bún Chả ,etc.you should come to Vietnam and try them.

I really love these podcast!! thanks so much  Learn English
 

Hi
I finished my series01 podcast and already started series02 podcast.Thanks for such a lovely podcast it is really improve my english listening.
Also the the grammer section is so good .
But I have some problem with pronunciation of some english word .How can i improve that,Is there any section for that.I really want to improve my pronunciation.
I miss the Gordon's joke in series02.
Thanks again

Hi Jitendra,
I'm glad to hear that the podcasts are helping you. We don't have much to help with pronunciation at the moment, but we do have this interactive phonemic chart and we're hoping to have more in the future.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team
 

hello everybody!my name is Ngan .I am from Viet Nam.I am just log in.Thanks learnenglish verry much.My english skill improve a lot!

Hi!
Would anybudy like to tell me that how many episods of serial-01 there're?

Hi Habib-ur-rahman, there are 10 episods of serial-01. Happy study! I started lessons in episod 1 today.

Hi Habib,
As you can see from the Elementary Podcasts index page, series 1 and 2 both have ten episodes and series 3 has twenty episodes.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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