Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Welcome to Series 2! In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about birthdays, and their guests talk about knitting and favourite food. Do you remember Carolina from Series 1? She’s a student from Venezuela who’s studying in Newcastle and in this episode she goes shoe shopping. What type of shoes will she choose?

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 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

Tom’s tip for speaking about birthdays: In social terms, when a child becomes an adult, they stop wanting to have presents on their birthdays. This, of course, is not true. But it does mean that we have to pretend that we don't want presents, and when we give them, we have to make them look not very important.

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

my favorite food is Indonesian food ofcourse. From the sweetest food to spiciest food is available here. But i love pizza too :D

i don't know what my favorite food exactly but i really like vegetables and seafood

Hello everybody!
I like to eat a lot of kind of foods, like Italian food and Chinese food, but my favorite food is from Brazil, because I'm Brazilian and we've various type of food that are delicious.
So, about the english joke, you wont post more?
I like the english joke, because those jokes makes the people thinks different and I think this is good for helps people is learning english. Like me! :D
Thank you!!

I prefer eating Chiness food, because it's very delicious, tasty and there is a lot of variety. In Chiness food is using many herbs, sauses and all food are fast fried. I think that is good for me and it's a healthy. I prefer drinking Italian coffe, French wine and Belgium milk.

I like Italian food because I'm Italian and I live here when I had born and I don't use eat foreign food. I like the food without more ingredients.

Hi there !
I am really interested in Teacher Tom. I love the way he teaches. Can I have his real name and some of his leaning websites or videos, articles... ? Many thanks !

oh ! I mean his full name, not "real name".

Hello joker95hp,

I'm afraid I can't tell you Teacher Tom's full name for privacy reasons. In any case, as far as I'm aware, he hasn't published any materials elsewhere, so I don't think you'd find any even if I could tell his full name.

Sorry!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

My favorite food is local small fish from my own country, Bangladesh. It's varieties of local small fishes in the rivers and lakes of Bangladesh. They are so testy and delicious.

I love traveling abroad. Last year I went to Toronto. It was amazing visit of Toronto. Their culture, food, facilities all are excellent. The local peoples also very friendly and helping. Though the temperature was too cold but I enjoyed a lot.

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