Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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.

Check your understanding

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I would like to meet Leonardo DiCaprio .He is an actor. I like all films with him.He is a wonderful actor and very talented. My favorite film is Titanic and The Great Gatsby

I would like to meet Henry William Dalgaleish Cavill . Because he is clever, intelligent, famous man. I like his way of communication and life position. He is a beautiful and popular actor, meet with him dream of all the girls.

I'd like to meet Jensen Ackles, because he's an excellent actor and a good man. Jessen is very intelligent and well-read man, his beauty is admired by many girls. I like all the movies with him. My favorite movie is "Supernatural", because this is an interesting and exciting series about supernatural beings. But in it there is also friendship, love and an excellent role, revealing Jensen Ackles as an actor.

Hello, I really like Evan Peters. He is an American film and television actor. For the first time I saw him in a series called "American Horror Story". I liked his role and talent. After that, I decided to review all the movies with this actor, there were not many of them.

I like to meet my idol. There are many famous people that I admire. Most of them are talented in one or more fields. They lead a busy life, travelling from one place to another to meet their fans. My favourite celebrity is Johnny Depp. Although he had starred in many interesting movies, his best role was Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean. In my opinion, he is a multi-talented person. Apart from being a famous actor, he is a film producer and a musician. At the moment he is 51 years old, but he doesn’t look his age. I would assume he is only 30 or 35. He started dreaming about the career of a rock star at the age of 12, when his mother bought him a guitar. The first big movie where he starred was “Nightmare on Elm Street”, although he had taken some smaller parts before.
I also liked his performance in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland”. I know that Johnny Depp has been nominated for major acting awards many times, although his best achievement is the Golden Globe Award. I like he has a certain style of acting, which distinguishes him from the crowd of other actors. I like his manner of conduct at the ceremonies or during the interviews. He seems to be a level-headed and reserved person. By the way, acting is not his only passion. He also grows grapes and makes his own wine. He also cultivates grapes and makes his own wine.

I'd like to meet Valery Meladze.He is Russian singer and producer. He is Star Coaches of the show " Voice Kidsi" . I like his instagram and sense of humor.

Hello! I am a student from Russia, and I have a person with whom I would like to meet. This is the famous director Tim Burton. I really like his work, films and cartoons. He creates insane things, unlike others, his style is immediately apparent. At the beginning of his creative career, many did not take his work, but despite this, he now enjoys a frenzied popularity. Sometimes everyone needs to look at the world from the other side, as he does. It seems to me that he's a little crazy, but it's cool!

i would like to meet Bernadinho because he's a awesome volleyball coach, had a lot of medals, rewards and premius in your professional life. Also i play volleyball so would be a dream can meet him.

I am student come from Russia. I would like to meet Brouno Mars. His songs have won universal praise, and i like them very much. He is a talented songwriter and good singer.

Is there a famous film actor that I’d like to meet?Yees, of couse. I would like to meet an American actor. His name is Will Smith. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. I like all films where he took part. Looking his interviews, I noticed that he is clever, kind, polite and ,of course, handsome man. I like the way he shows different characters.

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