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Episode 05

In this episode Tess shares some good news with Ravi, and their guests talk about Formula 1 and telling the truth. You can also follow Carolina as she takes something back to a shop. Will she get her money back?

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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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I don't know the songs name given in Task 4. But I got 100% mark. Ha Ha!!!! That's amazing.!!!!

I think it's not always best to tell the truth. You can lie but just a small lie be not a big lie. In our life, we cannot live without lie because the life won't be good whenever always tell the truth. To be smooth life, we must use some small lies.

Many people want to hear what they like and if you are telling the truth you can upset them. Be honest and polite when necessary.

Can somebody explain why the sentence "Nobody doesn't has blue eyes in his family " is wrong?

Hello lanabanana2796,

Since the word 'nobody' already expresses a negative idea, the verb after it is not negative. This is not true in all languages -- for example, in Spanish, the verb is used in the negative -- but it is true in English.

The correct form of this sentence is 'Nobody has blue eyes in his family.'

All the best,

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

 

I think is always better to say the truth, because is better to be honest with the people and because the truth always shows up.

Well, I think it depends on the situation, I mean, If we are talking about feelings and the truth will cause more damage than good consequences, then I think is better not to tell all the truth if it's not neccesary, but I don't think in the same way if we are talking about work, In that matter I think is always best to tell the truth for everybody.

Thanks for the Episode!
Great site!

I think it's better to tell a truth because with time everything will be appear and cause that trouble

i believe if you tell the truth got rid of problems, and i hate all people are tell a lie.

Hi everyone!
I think that always is better say the truth. But we are humans and we make mistakes, so in differents situation we say lies.
I am trying to be a better person, so I try to say the truth at other people, but is very difficult when it matter about feelings to another person.

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