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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].

Exercise

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].

Exercise

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

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My favourite food is Brazilian food, in special the food of my state Minas Gerais.
Rice, beans, a lot of vegetables, meat, it's a very spice food. We have too cheese bread, if you to eat with coffe you will amazing. Minas Gerais has a very exciting food and I love it

Hello, my name is Michelle and I'm from Brasil. First I would to say that this type of exercise is very important because we can practice listening, writting and, most important, to think in english.
Well, I love swim, to me is a mix of physical activity and hobby. The water has the power of relax our body and mind. You can feel yourself free.
Thank you a lot and sorry any errors of english

 Hi . please tell me how is called the traditional dish of Brazil

Dear Adam,
When I listen to the podcast I may not understand 100% clearly but I still got high score. I just concentrate to the main point to answer the questions. Do you think the way is good for me or  should I practice listening to more understand like mother tongue??????????
Thank you.
Hoang Anh.
 

Hello AdamJK!
When I did exercises in the section 6 that execise 1 and execise 2 are the same.
Thank you.

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