Elementary Podcasts

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about weekends away, and their guests talk about Shakira and dancing tango in Argentina. You can also follow Carolina’s journey in the UK. Will she find her way out of the airport?

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 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 5

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Mostly i prefer to english song because of i learning it and also english is a internationl language and we have to face anything so thats why i listen to english songs..

I prefer both English and Hindi songs. It is very difficult to choose one language. Some songs of English are too emotional so it depends on my mood and sometimes I prefer listening Hindi songs.

Though, I prefer to listen songs in my language, listening English songs make me improve my English skill. Introducing of English songs to us was late and not grabbing the meaning are the main point of hesitating to loving English songs for me.

That's an interesting question. The answer: It depends. As a learning English person, most part of time I prefer songs in English because I can practice my listening, learn new words and olso improve my pronunciation. Although, some times I prefer listen songs in spanish, for example when spends times with my friends, because most of them are latinos like me.

Hi
I prefer to listen to English music because of learning the English language. I listen to music for several times in order that understanding it.
I enjoy it when I perceive it.

I prefer song in my language because I can understand the singer's filling very well,so I enjoy to listen it.

I prefer songs in english, because I'm learning english - I'm a basic level- and I think that music in english is perfect to learn and practice vocabulary and pronunciation, but because I like rock music too. Pink Floyd and Queen are my favorite british rock bands.

Hello teacher!
Task 5.5 - why the answer "Yes, it is" is wrong? And in the task 5.6 the answer "Yes, I think nothing" is wrong?
Sorry, but I don't understand.
And please write the link where I can read about it if it's possible.
Thank you.

Hello Olyalya,
The answer 'Yes, it is' is wrong because it uses 'is' rather than 'does'.
In short answers we use 'be' when the verb in the question is 'be'"
> Is this your case?
> Yes, it is.
The verb in the question is 'looks like' rather than 'be', so 'Yes, it is' is incorrect.
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In 5.6, the question is 'Anything else?' The answer to this question is a negative, so you cannot start with 'Yes...'
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You can read more about short answers on this page:
https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar/short-forms
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Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer songs in English nowadays because that helps me to practise the language, though I like lots of songs in Spanish too.

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