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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

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???

Hi,
You can find the text for this podcast if you click on the 'Instructions & Downloads' box above.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you a lot
I didn't notice it.
 

I like Italian food such as pizza or pasta. They are very simple and mild. And I also enjoy eating Vietnamese food especially rice noodle. I like its smell from mung bean sprouts. And I like Indian Nan bread. But my most favourite food is Korean food. It is very delicious, spicy but a bit complicate. The thin I really like is japchae. It is cooked with various ingredients like meat, noodles, spinach, eggs, mushrooms and salt and soy sauce. It is the food that I would like to cook for my English friends if I go to London.

I’d like to talk about my hobby. My hobby is taking a picture, especially rock live concert pictures in a club. It’s not very popular. Not very many people take a picture in a live club. Most people like photos about beautiful landscapes, people or fashionable things. And it is also difficult to photograph because the club is so dark. I started taking photographs in 2004. One thing I really like about photographing is that I find out photos having unexpected effects. Sometimes I am excited and look back upon the past having a look old photos.

I've missed this postcast. :)

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