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Episode 01

LearnEnglish Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.






Language level

Intermediate: B1


Pasta with white sauce:
You need to boil the pasta in hot water for 10 minutes then wash it, for sauce you need 500ml milk ,1 tbsp flour , 10g butter ,1 clove garlic .
First of all ,put pan on the fire and melt butter in it with garlic then, stir them until the garlic become yellow and add flour , continue stirring the mixture to become like a dough after that, start with adding milk but on steps l mean don't pour all amount in the same the end add pasta to the sauce .
Notice: you can add protein like ground beef or chicken breast as you like

Homemade Bread:
First you weigh 500grs of hard wheat flour and put it in a bowl, then you measure 350ml of warm water and mix it up with 10grs of fresh yeast, once you mixed up the water and the yeast completely, you start adding the flour slowly while you mix up at the same time until you finish to add all the flour. Then you start to knead the mass and add 10grs of light salt and 10grs of olive oil and also 15 grs of seeds if you like it, you continue kneading until form a solid mass. At this point you form a ball and let rest the mass covered with a tea towel for 1 hour to get it bigger, after that time you knead it again for 1 minute and form a ball again or the shape you like the most and put it in a oven pan. You let it rest for 40minutes and then you cooked it at 200 °C for 15 minutes.

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Hi everyone!
I do not like to cook, I like to eat :) And there is why I usually like to use recipes which do not need special food-stuffs and many time for cooking.
But I have one special and tasty recipe. It is chiken with pineapples.
You need to chop
chicken breast, for souce you have to mix
mayonnaise, garlic and cheese like permezan and else you need a canned pineapple. After you chop the piece of chiken along, add inside a souse and pieces of pineapple and some of souse from above, put this dish in hot oven and bake for 40-45 minutes. It is delicious, try it!

Write rice:
First, chop an onion and put away. Then, take a deep pan with hot oil and add the onion.
Fry for a few minutes, about two minutes until golden brown. Then add the washed rice and continue to fry until golden again. After that, add half a part of the water and cook for 20 minutes. Served hot add some vegetables and a bean.

Recipe of traditional Oman meal
Lunch traditional meal contain of rice and meat with vegetables. Thery are different ways to make but I am trying to explain easiest way . However take Onion , garlic , tomato and little oil and put them in pan with deep fry . After that pour some water and put meat if lamps or chicken . To roast it close for half hour in close pan. In last put some water and put rice in it .

Well! actually I am not a good cooker but at least I can make a small snacks in my own method like Indomie. I put the Indomie into the cooker in a hot water and then I put cheese on it and some spices like magi and then It will be ready to serve.

Hi there.
Let me tell you about a Swiss dish, which is called Rosti. You need to grate some potatoes. Put some vegetable oil in a frying pan and warm it. Then put potatoes in a pan and fry it. Then you need to grate some cheese. At the end of frying, you need to put cheese on the top of the potatoes. When cheese is melting, the dish is ready. You can put another ingredients if you want, for example a ham, etc.

I am describing- Fried Plantain Recipe.
First, get like 2 ripe plantain, slice it and add a pinch of salt to be rubbed over. Then, heat oil in deep pan- to be hot. After, if the oil is hot pour in the sliced plantain and cook- fry till it is golden brown. It can be served as a main dish with drinks or as side dish on rice, bean, pasta and so on. Thanks. Enjoy!

I want to tell a traditional food from my country, we called bolani
first, make a batter with flour and water then slice vegetable spread batter like circle after that put vegetable in half of it and covered it with another half finally fry it in oil

Well!I am not good at making food ,but I am good at eating it.