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

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.

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 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.

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.

Task 5 - I live in Brazil, and I don't really watch sports, but here we have a female footballer named Marta, and the people who like football always say that she's one of the greatest female players ever. In school we didn't have a lot of girls playing football, they were mostly into volleyball or handball, so maybe the interest most women here lack on playing football is due to the lack of interest of the general population on watching women play football, though I have no idea which lack of interest came first.

I would like to meet all famous person

I have seen movie a bout woman football
That movie name is Bend it like Beckham
Now Keira Knighly very famous
Woman football is not yet

I read one of various biography about Steve Jobs and there's some mention about Jonathan Ive. He's really a shy man, but he's also a genius in design.

I agree with voice2 about woman's football, I think it's the traditions in most countries,

I would like to meet
I would like to meet the architect of Egyptian pyramids , his name is Hamo Eno and he is pure Egyptian .
He died from thousands of years ago and he was lived in era of the ancient Egyptians .
He design the pyramids and supervised on the construction process which took a years to complete .
Hamo Eno consider as one of the greatest architects in the history because, the pyramids are the greatest architectural building in the world .
Actually I like the way of thinking for this person and ofcourse , I like pyramids design too.
I would like to talking with him about his plan to make a big project like that .
I would ask him just one question , where did the idea come from to build the pyramids ?

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