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

Exercise

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

In the podcast we listen the sentence from Ravi:
I’ve never watched a women’s football game, but now I think I will – just
to see what it’s like.
I know 'will' is used in the future but here we haven't any verb with this word. Can you explain the meaning of 'will' in this sentence? which others recommendations can you give me about it?
Best regards
Daniel

Hello Daniel!
 
You're right – this is the will for future. Often, when we think our listeners will understand what we mean, we don't repeat the whole verb phrase. All Ravi means is that he will (go to see a women's football game). You can see the same thing in sentences like:

When I was a child, I couldn't swim, but now I can. (Can what? Swim.)

I said I would pass first time, and I did. (Did what? Pass.)

If you want to find out more about will, start at our grammar page on modal verbs including will or type will into the search box, and have a look at some of the links there!

Hope that helps!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

this is absolutely great podcast and thank you Tom for your instruction at the end , thanks for every one
love you....

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I never been watch women's football. Because it's really bored. And I usually play football with my friend, it's really a good time to relax, have a lots of  the smile. Wow great!
 

thank you very much for these wonderful podcasts , but I want to ask if these podcasts can improve my english level in a remarkable way ? . I just  listen to it, practice in support back and collect words and expressions but nothing else ,is this enough?..... thank you again.

thanks British counsel .i'm looking forward to learning in the next leasson
but i have question about pounces  the musical instrument  i need to listen on more time but how  because i can't listen well in the Podcast  

I love this website, I am looking forward to listening the next podcast and I am sure I will come across new things.
Thanks again!

Hi,
Thanks for such a wonderful podcast. It very useful for new learners. I am learning from the all podcast one by one.
I would like to know from where i can take transcript of these podcast. I think it would be very useful. I can practice phrases from transcriptions.
Thanks & regard
Moshahid Ahmad

Thanks British Council for This execise.

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