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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Dear, I like pets , I prefer to dog. because dog is the best good friend of people. and it can help you or save your life if you are in dangerous . When I was a child I had a cat but I don't like cat

Good morning everyone, My name is Jimmy from china ,I like Ronaldinho who is the best famous football player in the word and was borned in Brazil . I like football because of him. If you watch his football match . you will know how to play football . he always smile in his face. He had made a lot of honour in his football life and nodays his continue to play football in his hometown Brazil

hi,I'm Dasitha from Sri Lanka.
In fact i would like to meet our president excellency Mahinda Rajapaksha. because he do his best to make our country heaven. And he loves little children and to our country.he is a good kind harted person.He is more sensitive. At the real sense of the word i love him very much.

I think that the pets help to persons to be more excellences, I means:  the pets helps to a persons to do well. Responsibility.

what about this expression: "It is at on road" to say  that in road between two  cities is anything(it).

Hello Juan,
We would use the preposition 'on'.  For example:
'It is on the Manchester - Liverpool road.'
'It is on the road from Manchester to Liverpool.'
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

These place is called LA Vega, is a Country a medium city o village in Colombia. It is at 60 km from Bogota´s west. It like a small city, got shopping, got place for vacations got restaurants and the weather is hot. This site is famous because is hot and is near to Bogota, Bogota got cool weather. The people do all there, walking, mount a bike, swimming in pool or in spout; I eat fruits with ice cream today here in La Vega, I am staying in La Vega since today. A lot of tourists go here, for example or weekends this site or weekend you see more people at street than other days of week. So, My mother my grandmother live in Nocaima a small village near to LA VEGA, and when travel Nocaima to Bogota enter in La Vega, so it is at on road to Nocaima Bogota. I went there often. I am staying La Vega now.

His name is Radamel Falcao Garcia. He is Colombian. He does play football or soccer. His father was a footballer too, he was born in Santa Marta, He is Christian and your married too, recently yours wife was born your first son a daughter. He is famous in Colombia because your change from Atl Madrid team football soccer to Monaco of France cost 60 million of Euros, before your change from Porto of Portugal to Atl Madrid of Spain cost 45 million of Euros, is the first sports person Colombian who someone to pay this cost. Yes I know, he is a Christian, he is married, and he first son a women was born a few days. Not, I like about him that is success in your profession. I don´t like him because is normal all things that I told of him are of him. Only that he is Colombian and I listened about of him. The  Colombian journal speaks a lot of him.

Everyone, i'm not from Uk
but I really like ARSENAL, why?
because like Arsene Wenger said
"we're not buy star, but we made it"
thanks British Council for this.

I am a fan of the Chelsea Club. Of course, i have knew Didier Drogba. he is from Africa and He is a Ghana But He was born in France and He started to play football in France. When he started to play for Chelsea FC, he was very happy and very famous.