Elementary Podcasts

This is the final episode of the first series, and to celebrate we’ve put together the best bits from Series 1. How much do you remember from the previous episodes?

Listen to the podcast and then do the language practice exercises.

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:40].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:48].

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

nice site i hope improve speking english and sure these site will help me to do it.

"lying on their backs" what s means this expression please

Hello rourou rourou,

I couldn't find this in the transcript for this episode, but you can find these words in our dictionary - see the search box on the right. lying is from the verb lie (verb: position) and backs is from the word back (noun: body part). It refers to what some people were doing - they weren't standing up or walking, but rather lying on their backs.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,

" How green are you ?" It's a great topic
First of all, I will join in community programs such as: planting of trees, calling everyone protect forest, wild animals, no littering public places, beaches, resorts,...The public transports I will be use train or Tube, ride a bicycle for my traveling everyday. It could be limited pollution problems that causes by smog from your cars, your motorbikes.
Let's use paper bags instead of plastic bags. Plastic bags is a kind of waste cannot self-destruct, It take about ten years for plastic bags complete disappear. One more pollution problems from factories; air, waste, sewage source must be solved by processing systems before they were carried place outside.

Finally, growing vegetable not toxic chemical. Excessive use of harmful chemical fertilizers will cause danger for human health and the environment.
I don't suppose being green is a waste of time, when you take part in some activities you will be have a lot of chances to study, to experience about community, the environment, the life on the earth..

Hello! I was wondering: how do English people say "zii"? I mean: in Italy when we want to talk about both uncle (male) and aunt (female), we use this word "zii". But how do you say in English? I tried to look on the vocabulary but I didn't find an answer, I only found uncle or aunt. Thank you very much.
Alessandra

Hello Alessandra,

I'm afraid in English we don't have one word to talk about both these relatives.  We have to say 'aunt and uncle' or, more usually with the names, 'Aunt Jenny and Uncle Dave'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I've finished all Episodes of the Series 1
Series 2, here I go!

hi
im a new member
Series 01 Episode 10 , dont have support-pack please cheak it
thanke you

Hi monireh67,
You are correct that there is no support pack.  This is actually explained in the transcript - it is because this episode is made up of sections from earlier episodes and so the support packs from those episodes form the pack for this one.  If you open the transcript you will see full details.
Best wishes,
 
Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks! I am able to finish this Series of episodes. I like to it very much. I am looking forward to continue the remaining episodes also. 
 

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