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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.

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 1

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

Exercise

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].

Exercise

Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

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

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

i'm sorry 4 distributing u , i wanna ynderstand  thos site  and i wanr to know some thing , i must to add u on my profile or not ?

Hello,
I'm not sure if you are talking to me or another user. We don't have a facility to add people to profiles.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

hi!
Where can i find the transcript.
thinks.

Hi,
Just click on 'Instructions & Downloads'.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

hi Adam!
The transcript of this episode is driving me crazy.could you look at section 1,there is no conversation about present or camera but in exercise one they ask me to put lines in the right order.Could you clarify.
thinks.

Hi Aida,
I'm a bit confused by your comment. When you talk about 'exercise 1', which tab do you mean? Also, Tess and Ravi do talk about presents, but I can't find an exercise that refers to cameras.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,I'm from Ukraine.I like Italian food too,especially  pasta.I'm telling you about Ukrainian food.People who have ever tasted Ukrainian's "borsh",have never forgot it.It's a soup with meat,beet,carrot,potato,onion and different seasonings.And you should taste it!!!and i recomend you "vareniki".it's like Italian "ravioli",but bigger and the filling can be with potatoes,or cabages or mushrooms....ooooo i can't think about food....i'm going to have dinner.

Hi my name is Marouane ( Mar 1) I'm from Algeria
and my favorite food is Couscous it's a kind of semolina which is prepared with vegetables meat and sometimes with fish, I learned that is the favorite dish in France for a years so I'm very proud because it's origins is from north of Africa

And where are section 7 and 8? They don't open.

Hello Adam,
In Section 6 - Tom the Teacher, both exercises 1 and 2 are same. Is it like that only or there's some mistake?

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