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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Elementary: A2


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These episodes are really useful and interesting. One of the interesting things I found in this episode that I made the same mistake of Carolina at Heathrow Airport. 3 months ago I went to London and when I arrived at Heathrow Airport, I looked for a short queue and stood there. When I gave the Immigration Officer my passport, he told me that I was standing in the wrong queue which is only for British and EU members. I didn't see the sign saying this. Maybe if it was in another place, I would see it.

If I listened to this episode before going to London, I wouldn't make this mistake.

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