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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


Hi there

thank you for your nice podcast

could you tell me the differences between the meaning of chopping and slicing, please?

thanks again

Hello again fluidaster

When we slice something, we cut it in a way so that we get a thin and flat piece of it. We often slice bread or cheese, for example.

The verb chop isn't as specific about the result -- it means to cut something into pieces, but the shape or size of these pieces isn't specified, though the pieces tend to be considered small in some way.

I like the verb dice, which means to cut something into small cubes -- this is often used in cooking as well, though beware it is not as commonly used as the other two words.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hai , Every One ,

I would like to spread idea about the Indian dish. Which is Kerala Banana Fry .
Its So simple to make first you have to chose proper banana to fry which we are using commonly Nenthra Pazham (Etha pazham) is one of the common types of bananas available in Kerala.

Make it slices of small verticaly keep aside , next we will prepare the mix which is used to dip banana and fry .

Method of preparation rice power and hot water equal ration and one teaspoon turmeric powder.

Mix it well and put banana in it then make the curved pan with hot oil and deep fry .

Hi , everyone

this is for learningEnglish

Track 3
I can't move the words into right boxes

Hello Lucien,

To move the words in our tasks you need to click on the word and then click on the space where you want to put it: two individual clicks rather than trying to drag and drop.

I hope that helps.



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,
I cook every day. I love red beans, batter and pork.
Here is recipe :
You boil a mixture a flour ant water with red beans. You eat that with pork roast

Ravi and Tessa is best friends,
i Liked their attitude,
I expected, I can speak english like Ravi and Tessa.
Thanks to Both of them.

Hi I love cooking. I like to makes Brazilian barbecue. In my country every like to comemorate on weekend with barbecue and beers. The Brazilian barbecue is made with a piece of meat in the metal skewer. This metal skewer is put into brick barbecue over ember vegetable coal. Only coarse Salt on the meat. Só the meat stay very tasty

I am not really fun of cooking but I know it is very exciting for some people. Sometimes when I have enough time a like cooking our traditional dish which is generally based on boiling a mixture of beans, sweet potatoes, cassava or potatoes. at the beginning beans are boiled in a pot disposed over the flame of firewood and when they are ready that's when chopped potatoes are added within salt to the beans. Some people can add vegetables. This kind of food is currently appreciated because it does contains any kind of oil.