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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].

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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! My hobby this summer will be listen to all the podcast .

I prefer eating Mediterranean food. I usually eat a lot of fruits, vegetable, beans and some fish or meat. But when I go abroad I like to try typical dishes, because I think that the gastronomy is an important part of the culture.

Hello everybody. It's my first time here but I've worked with podcasts for one year. Thank you so much for your job, it's very good.
My hobby is reading. I love reading a lot. I always have a book to read after lunch or after dinner. I like reading about several topics: science, novels, history, education, psychology, etc.
My dream is to be able to read English books in the future without a dictionary.

Hello Angeles:) i am new member in this site. i am from Jordan.
Actually i am postgraduate from master's program in forensic science and toxicology,but really i am suffering alot whatever want to make conversations.
i need to learn english in advance, so do you think this site could help me ??
i am enjoying this site a lot.
If you have any ideas could help me to learn much please  tell me..
thanks in advance..
best wishes.

Hi! I want to thank you for such opportunity of learning English! I enjoy every podcast and I can't wait for the series 3. But I want to say that I had the same problem in parts 5 and 6 as sslyotov. Could you help me?

Hi Arian,
I can see the error too and I'll fix it as soon as possible. Thanks for the information.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

thank u for that I just have begun to practise listening english I have to go bye

My favourite hobby is cycling. Every Sunday I cycle with my friends. I'm a cyclist since five years ago. I've to go. By for now.

It' very good  

Hi Jack,
are there no text for podcast???

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