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.

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 [00:20] .

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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 live this site for learning English and making friends from all over the world. English ,this kind of language , makes us become more and more close and easy-going. welcome my friends to china having a tourism . Best wishes for all of you.

Radu Beligan is one of the most important actor of Romania. Right now is very old he's 92 year old end hes performance is incredible. I so last week a representation and "mister" has in good form. 

Well, the women football it´s good, but it´s just unfair with them, because they don´t have a good body to practice, you know, if you watching the women body have some parts that don´t allow them to make a fast movements like men, but it´s beautiful see them love the game and admit that the football it´s the best show around the world.

Because women's football are very boring.

I would like to meet with the person who invented the computer, of course I don´t Know his name. I don´t know what is his nationality, but I think that it isn´t important, the most important it is that that person did an important invention to the humanity and changed the world. I think that it isn´t alive, but I am not sure, I have to investigate in internet for example. That man is a designer, that invented an important communication system, and a important way to work. I like because the people that cannot travel or have the way to study, they can know the world. I like the design. I would like to talk with him about what he was thinking while he was designing the computer, if he thought the importance of the computer for the world. I would like to question how he did to design the computer.

In my city the football is special. The football is played in the stadium, there is a big stadium in Medellin. ? When Nacional team gets out to the court the fans throw a lot of paper and they have a big flag. ? The people sing many songs about the team to animate the team to win. The fans usually eat chicken, mangos, popcorns, drink beer and sodas. ? I don´t like to go to the stadium because there are many problems between the fans, and I don´t like those problems, it´s very dangerous.

I think that the football is a sport to the men because is a strong sport that has a lot of contact and the players must be strong. The women are delicate, they are not enough strong to play fast and to kick the ball. I am agree with there´s no advertising and isn´t interesting the women football, the men like to see play football a men.

I hope the team of british council donig very well . its my pleasure to say you thank you  for learning english to us, by the way i am trying to write best words but of course you undrestand my sentencec :)

Designer? hmmm...I don't have any special designer in my life. But I know one designer of clothes. She is Anne Avantie. She is a multitalent woman. I'm proud of her.

Hello there everybody, it's a very interesting web site so as to practice and improve English listening and understanding. I begin to understand what ravi and tess talk about because they speak slowly and carefully for us. To my mind, football is not a sport, it's in first a big business and a lot of money which surrounded each  football players. what a shame !!, is the sport spirit disappearing ?...

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