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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


there is a lot of recipes you can do with fish
I always prefer my fish done traditionally: after removing all the unnecessary stuff I clean my fish nicely and add spices on it, let it marinate for 1 to 3 hours depending on the kind of fish.
after that, I will braai it over a charcoal foyer or woods fire.
will add a little bit of vegetable oil at the end
serve with hot chili and onion plus cassava bread.
here one of real African type of dish

In Nigeria, we eat fish and chips as well, however, we grill or roast the fish and we use croaker mostly, you can get catfish in a few other places. It's served with sliced cabbage, cucumber, onions, and tomato. And then they grizzle ketchup and/or spicy pepper sauce on it, some serve this in a separate small dish. We have other variants as well; chicken and chips and chips and shawarma. Shawarma is sliced veggies, minced grilled meat and sausage wrapped in unleavened bread. Chips and shawarma are served alone without the extras you get with the other variants.

A typical Argentine dish is "empanadas". It consists of a small bag closed of puff pastry with minced meat, onion, garlic, hard-boiled eggs and olives inside, all chopped. It can be fried or baked. It is my specialty!

I have no expertise about cooking. But its good to know about it . I would like to share a dish called "vorta". Its basically smashed potato. First you have to boil some potato then rub the skin off. The second thing is you have to smash it and mix some chili, onion and vegetable oil in it. Mix them properly and if you want you can add some clarified butter. And now eat it with some white rice.
that was it. I hope you will like it.

Hi everyone,
I´m not a good cooker, but I can teach you guys to cook a sweet rice.
So you cook rice as you cook normally, but you put sugar, coconut grated, condensed milk and cinnamon (I hope I wrote right). Keep on the fridge for a moment and you can eat. It´s delicious!

My recipe is simple: the fish used is tilapia. To season: garlic salt, lime and preserves for 2 hours, cover with wheat flour and fried with olive oil, serve with rice, olives, mangericão and salads.


I love the grill ribs. There is the recipie: the most important thing in to buy a good ribs, then you apply salt for grills and preheat the BBQ. Put the ribs on the grill in the maximum temperature and count seven minutes for each side. When the ribs are grilled for each side you turn off the BBQ and wait five minutes. Serve it and enjoy!!!

I have the same reciepe by using cutlets instead of fish

Hi there,
what does typically mean here?
"lots of typically British things"

it refers to some traditions or things that people think they are more common in Britain that the other countries and know Britain with them?

thank you ;)

Hello fluidaster

Yes, that is the idea. You can see more example sentences in the Cambridge Dictionary.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team