Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 

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

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

We play pingpong almost everyday. Because we are very good at play it. When we paly it, we can have some other people look at your score. When you have 10 scores, you will get out of this and next one can challenge winner.

I want to meet Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci. He is one of the cleverest people in the world. And he is not just good at design, but also at art, math and so on. I respect his achievements and his contribution to our world.

I have not watched women play football , but I have seen men who play football. We can watch soccer; my litter sister loves to watch football, and she desires to play football. I think that all the sports are seen as suitable for ladies except soccer(in my opinion). While I was sixteen years old, I watched the football with my brothers who love to watch these games, but now I don't watch football because I don't have much time to spare to watch it.

Hi,

I am not a serious follower of football for a long time. After you talked about women's football, it sounds good for me. And one more thing about it, I saw a short video about a from a woment's football match. A scorer woman was got down many times by her opponents while she was going to score a goal. But even she was got down, she got up and continue to play. In the end she scored the goal. Can you think of this situation in men's football? Obviously they would try to fool the refree.

In short, if women play in natural senses (honestly, fair-play), are just interested in their play, it can be more famous.

Hi,

I am not a serious follower of football for a long time. After you talked about women's football, it sounds good for me. And one more thing about it, I saw a short video about a from a woment's football match. A scorer woman was got down many times by her opponents while she was going to score a goal. But even she was got down, she got up and continue to play. In the end she scored the goal. Can you think of this situation in men's football? Obviously they would try to fool the refree.

In short, if women play in natural senses (honestly, fair-play), are just interested in their play, it can be more famous.

Hi there. I've never watched woman's football and I don't like man's football. But I thought that sport like football is part of world culture and I should find out about it more. Thank you for this obvious idea! :)

Women's football have not been valorized yet. I could say that the people are not interested in women's football, but such as in the men's football, it's necessary advertising and media stimulus to becomes popular. So there are n factors that explain why most people don't watch women's football. Unfortunately, the gender inequality has already influenced our way of seeing the world.

The 'capoeira' is a sport practised in Brazil. It's like a dance, but actually is a kind of fight. It's very interesting because this fight is accompanied by the sound of the 'berimbau'. The 'capoeira' came from the Africans, but it was born here in Brazil, first to solve the conflicts between the slaves without the colonizer realize that they were fighting. Nowadays it's a educative fight, a very popular sport.

Personally, I don't watch either men's football.
I've been at the stadium twice, but the game haven't excited me.
I think that women have other interests apart from sport: family, children, career, spiritual expression, different hobbies, care for beauty, housework etc.
So there are not many women who want to devote themselves to professional football, especially because of football is the team game.
Anyway there are much more men who do.
That's why there isn't a professional women's league, and that's why there aren't many games on TV.

hello team, as far as I got from the comments of above users and ur replays , we shouldn't be very careful or concentrate on grammar in informal speaking . we should get the idea or purposes of the speakers generally . is it true? thanks a lot

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