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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 Peter M,

Thank you so much. I got it.

Thanks a lot.

Merry X'Mas and happy New Year.

Best Regards,

I like cooking, even I cook very well. I want to introduce my vegetable soup. You will need pork, carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, salt, pepper, and seasoning. You have to bake pork until it's soft, then you cook it with carrots, potatoes, sweet potatoes, salt, seasoning about 30 min (cook under small fire). Finally, you put the onions and pepper in the soup. It's delicious and nutritious.

One of my favorite foods is cold soup. This national food is called okroshka. You have to chop spring onions, boiled eggs, boiled potatoes, boiled chicken, cucumbers and put all this in a saucepan and pour out water or a national drink called kvass or whey (better whey) you need to add a national dairy product sour cream, like yogurt plus salt, and mix it up. When you eat, you can add mustard. In summer this is great food.

mm am not really good at cooking ..
but i can tell you a bit about Sundanese need ( vegetable and some garlic if you then you can add eggs, cheese , sauce...etc
really there are many different ways to cook it more than one ..
it depends on you

What's right "deep-fry" or "deep fry"? Or is it the same thing?

Hi Yury,

In the Cambridge, Macmillan and Merriam-Wester online dictionaries, the verb 'deep-fry' is spelt with the hyphen. When it's an adjective, as far as I know, the correct spelling is 'deep-fried'.

Thanks for pointing out to us this error!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I Like cooking the chicken chops.
For cooking you will need: chicken fillet, tomatos,cheese,solt and pepper.
So, we take chicken fillet, cut it like a cirkles or oval. Next you need ,solt and pepper chicken and put it on a baking tray. Then you cut tomatos of circles and put it on chicken.Then you need to sprincle the chicen with cheese. And finally put chicken in the oven for 30-35 min.The dish you can serve with any garnish.

In my country is typical the "allioli" sauce. It makes with garlic (all) and olive oil (oli) and salt. First the garlic is minced and added the oil slowly until it thickens. Delicius! But after eat, nobody will be near you due to the smell of garlic...

Hi. In Colombia, the soup ¨the ajiaco is a mixture of chiken, potatos, vegetables,
and milk cream. It´s delicious and very nutritive

Hello everyone,

I'm from Spain, and my favourite recipe is "Salmorejo". It is a mix between sauce and soup and cream. I'm not sure haha. You only have to mix with a mixer: bread, tomatos, garlic, red and green peppers, a bit of apple or watermelon (to sweeten it),salt, and the most important thing olive oil. And then you can add ham and egg. hmmm very yummy! :D