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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Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello filipeanttonio,

The question Tess asks is not bad grammatically but was not clear to Rafael, which is why Tess apologised.

'Travel' is a general term but it can be used in this way. I can ask 'Do you have to travel for work?', which might mean 'Does you job involve travelling?' or 'Is your place of work far away?' Tess reformulates the question to make it clearer to Rafael, as 'go abroad' makes it clear that she means 'travel abroad'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Good explanation.
Thanks a lot.

Truth has no fall,we should always speak truth.by speaking truth we can win pride and success not only in this world and the eternal world as well.

Hello, i want to ask about 'formula one' i searched for the word in the dictionary, but i found another meaning for it, why they call the car race, formula one?

Hello Sherine hussein,

I believe that there are various categories all called 'formula'. There is a Formula Two and so on. However, this is a question for a motorsport expert to answer, not a language expert so more than that I cannot say!

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks alot Peter.

Hello,
I think it's better always to tell the truth, especially with people who is colse to me, because telling the truth will build a strong and good relationship between us, but sometimes it is not bad to tell a small lie to protect one's feelings from bring hurt though.

Heello learn English team,
I have two questions about some of the language, i have heard, i don't understand the expression 'by any chance' i did not find it in the dictionry, and i dont know when to use it.
Another qoute from you Tom is 'so far, so good' when to use it too.
Thank you
My regards
Sherine

Hello Sherine hussein,

You can find it in the dictionary on this page - just scroll down the page. As you'll see from the definition and examples, it is used to make a request more polite. It has a similar meaning to 'Is there any possibility that...'

You can find the second phrase in the dictionary too, on this page.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter,
Thanks alot, but actually i dont find link of the cambridage dictionary on the page, where is it excatly

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