Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about pets, and their guests talk about Didier Drogba and life in New Zealand. You can also follow Carolina’s adventures in the UK as she arrives at her student accommodation in Newcastle. Will she make some new friends?

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 [00:20].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:38].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:38].

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hi Ramankaler,

'Worked his way up' means that he made progress in his career over time, starting in a low position and then advancing.  For example, a person might start as an office assistant and work their way up to being a director over many years.

By the way, you can use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search tool to find definitions, examples and more about words and phrases like this.  Just type 'work your way up' into the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search window on the right of this page and click 'Look it up!'.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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Hi everybody,
I'm new here,
I'm not good in english ,basically my speaking is very poor,
and can not speak english in front of any person.
I want to learn english , and speak fluently.
Please tell me some tips how to improve my english,currently I'm doing job in IT field, and facing some problem because of lacking of english.
Thanks

Hello Ramankaler,

Welcome! A lot of our users have learned a lot by using LearnEnglish by themselves. You are welcome to use the site in any way you wish, but I'd suggest you continue working with the Elementary Podcasts.

Start with episode 1 of one of the series. First, listen to the one or two sections of the podcast, and then read the transcript (under Instructions & downloads) as you listen. Then do the exercises that correspond to the sections you've listened to. You should choose some useful phrases from what you've listened to and imitate their pronunciation - repeat those words and phrases many times. Pronounce whole phrases, not just words, because the pronunciation of words in English changes according to context. Repeat these phrases until they're relatively easy to say.

Then try to use these phrases with English speakers (if there are any where you live or work). They don't have to native speakers - you can still learn a lot from even people at your own level. This will help you to learn and remember the phrases you've studied.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I cant find text of podcast

Hi agamosa,

You can find the transcript in pdf form under the Instructions & download link, which is located under the audio player.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello everyone,

First, I would welcome all of you.

I read section 7 - Joke and i think there is one mistake. The word "kilometres" isn't correst writing. I think that should be replace letter "R" and "E".

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Mika Pavlic

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