Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi's introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Task 2 - I'd like to meet Oscar Niemeyer, he was a Brazilian architect. He was born in December 15th, 1907 and died December 5th, 2012, aged 104. In 1957 he designed most government buildings of Brasília, the capital of Brazil. I would like to talk to him about what a great and difficult thing he did, and I'd like to ask him what it was like growing up before even WWI, what he thinks changed the most and what he things hasn't changed as much.

I believe that most of sports such as Football, Basketball, Handball, Rugby, and Hockey and so on are the descendants of the gladiator fights which were very popular throughout the Roman Empire. I don’t think that such brutal and savage events were so interesting by themselves. In fact it is the effect of Adrenaline rush in our blood and entire body which gives us such a pleasant feeling.
I have never watched women’s football but it is not very difficult to imagine quality of women’s football. I think woman’s physical and mental qualities results in lack of thrill and excitement. Therefore it couldn’t be as much interesting and popular as men’s football.

I agree with voice4, most of the people don't know anything about women match, one of the reasons in my opinenon is because it's not poplear like man's game, at least in my country, there is not a lot of women plays this kind of sports, and if there is they are not famous like man's and the midea takes part of the reason.

I think the reason why don’t more people watch women’s football is people want to watch body conflicts in the football games and men play football is more full of passion. It is because men have more power.

We play pingpong almost everyday. Because we are very good at play it. When we paly it, we can have some other people look at your score. When you have 10 scores, you will get out of this and next one can challenge winner.

I want to meet Leonardo Di Ser Piero Da Vinci. He is one of the cleverest people in the world. And he is not just good at design, but also at art, math and so on. I respect his achievements and his contribution to our world.

I have not watched women play football , but I have seen men who play football. We can watch soccer; my litter sister loves to watch football, and she desires to play football. I think that all the sports are seen as suitable for ladies except soccer(in my opinion). While I was sixteen years old, I watched the football with my brothers who love to watch these games, but now I don't watch football because I don't have much time to spare to watch it.

Hi,

I am not a serious follower of football for a long time. After you talked about women's football, it sounds good for me. And one more thing about it, I saw a short video about a from a woment's football match. A scorer woman was got down many times by her opponents while she was going to score a goal. But even she was got down, she got up and continue to play. In the end she scored the goal. Can you think of this situation in men's football? Obviously they would try to fool the refree.

In short, if women play in natural senses (honestly, fair-play), are just interested in their play, it can be more famous.

Hi,

I am not a serious follower of football for a long time. After you talked about women's football, it sounds good for me. And one more thing about it, I saw a short video about a from a woment's football match. A scorer woman was got down many times by her opponents while she was going to score a goal. But even she was got down, she got up and continue to play. In the end she scored the goal. Can you think of this situation in men's football? Obviously they would try to fool the refree.

In short, if women play in natural senses (honestly, fair-play), are just interested in their play, it can be more famous.

Hi there. I've never watched woman's football and I don't like man's football. But I thought that sport like football is part of world culture and I should find out about it more. Thank you for this obvious idea! :)

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