Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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 [00:23] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2

Comments

I think charity is always good. It doesn't matter who does it, if it benefits.

Yes, I think so. People listen to the ones they care or interested and celebrities are inspiration for some people. When they work for good deeds like charity, it will increase awareness to people. Some say they do work for charity to gain popularity but I think, it's a win-win situation.

I think charity is a useful thing. If a famous and rich person is doing it, that is very good. And if a person doesn't want to do it we shouldn't judge him. That is not our business.

I think is it a good idea in general, but it should be a general work for celebrities, not just a temporal work. I think they should help develop programms that allow poor people help themselves with the right tools and knowledge to do it.
Thanks!.

Hello everyone! Could you help me about the expression " it doesn't make sense at all" Thanks

Hello Renilyn Omipon

If you say that something doesn't make sense, it means you don't understand it. 'at all' means that you really cannot understand it, not even a little bit.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Your podcast lessons are very useful. Its help me to improve my English.

In my opinion the celebrities are looking for publicity by giving money to charities,so the both sides benefit,then why not?

It's niceand easy material.

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