Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess shares some good news with Ravi, and their guests talk about Formula 1 and telling the truth. You can also follow Carolina as she takes something back to a shop. Will she get her money back?

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

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Thanks for the brilliant explanation you sent in. Though brief, but well explained.

I think it's sometimes better to not tell the whole truth Because you might hurt each others feelings. I used to believe that it's always better to tell the whole truth and also expected this from friends. I got angry when somebody used an excuse. Now I realize people sometimes don't tell the truth because they just don't know how to say it, because they're a bit scared of someone's reaction or just to save someone's feelings. I also think that some people use this "honesty" to be rude and say things that aren't very kind. "Hey, I'm just being honest!"

hi,
i would like to give my opinion about the topic" telling truth or lie".
actually, i think most people are glad to tells the truth. and i think people must have a skills to tell truth to make sure we are not hurt others feeling or make they ashamed. however, sometimes we cant avoid to tell a lie too as long as the lies is for our common good.

**could you please check my grammar..
thanks =)

Hello Ajeerah Yahya,

I'm afraid we don't check or correct comments for users. With so many users it is just not possible for us to provide that service! Thank you for your thoughtful and intelligent comment, however.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello everybody
Could you tell me the meaning of this sentence? "How are you getting on?"
When Tess said "But now it's time to find out how Carolina's getting on? it is mean what? I don't understand that Tess said
thank you

Hello trang avril,

You can find a definition and examples of 'get on' in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online by using the handy search box on the lower right side of this page.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, everybody!
I think, generally everyone should tells truth. But not always. Sometimes it isn't very good. And there are situations when it mustn't tell truth. For example, if the soldier was taken prisoner, should he tells truth to the enemy?
P.S. Sorry for my English.

Hello teacher, I've got a doubt with this sentence said by Carolina: "Look, it won't move up or
down". Why does she use the auxiliary "will" to refer to something that's happening right now? In fact, the zip is broken, it doesn't move up or down.
Best wishes
Sonia

Hi Sonia,

will (and also its negative form won't) can both be used to express willingness or to refuse to do something, which, by the way, is explained on our will or would page. What is not explained there is that they can also used with inanimate objects as the subject, as if the inanimate object had a will of its own - that is how Carolina is using won't here.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Kirk!

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