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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


I'd like to meet kirk franklin, he is a great gospel singer.

Support for charity is more linked to the character and personality of the person than to their social status, but this can greatly benefit artists to promote themselves.

I my city there is a high point, the belvedere, where you can see the whole city and listen to good music alongside that wantes good

I would like to know Egypt, the history of the pyramids fascinates me

I really liked Michael Jackson.he was great famous singer.

I'd like to meet Henry Cavill, he is a british actor. The first time that I saw him in a movie was in The Count of Monte Cristo, since then I love to see that pretty and sexy smile. Except the cgi smile, it would be better to leave the Kingstache. hahaha

I'd like to meet Alicja Bachleda Curuś.
She is polish actress.
Alicja played in many polish films and serials for example: "Pan Tadeusz", "Pitbull", "Na dobre i złe" and in international productions, for example "Ondine" with Colin Farrell. After this film she was in relationship with him. Now they aren't together but she is mother of his son.
I like her because she is very bold and ambitious. She moved to USA for study and work when shw was 18. She born in rich family but she decided to lives alone in another country without money and fame her family.
She is really famous in Poland but she always is very modest. She really don't care about "red carpet". Alicja is also beautiful woman, natural and amazing woman. I'd like to ask her why she leaved Poland and from where she find energy for life?

I would like to meet Bill Gates. I admire him not only he is the founder of Microsoft, but also his charity. He does not donate his money to the poor person as same as the others. He's created his own Fund and he's made a strategy plans to improve the life quality to use his money more effectively. For example, his group is finding the way to recycle the wastewater into pure water for African. I think the way he is doing currently inspires a lot of people in the world

well,I'd like to meet michael mattewes, the most successful person I know in fitness industry. He first became famous among fitness folks when he published his comprehensible book: the bigger leaner stronger.

I would like to meet Milla Jovovich.She is an Ukrainian actress. She lived in Kiev. Shw was in "Resident Evil". "Resident Evil" is my favourite film. She is also a singer-songwriter.
She's a good actress and she's so cool that you just want to look at her all the time. She fought with many zombies and saved the world. I think she's one of the beautiful women in
the world. I love watching her. I love her figting scene. I'd like to talk about Hollywood and her family, and about what she have learning in the film. Personally, I 'd like to talk to her
about her daugther. I think they'are beautiful like their mother.