Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about pets, and their guests talk about Didier Drogba and life in New Zealand. You can also follow Carolina’s adventures in the UK as she arrives at her student accommodation in Newcastle. Will she make some new friends?

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].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:38].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:38].

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Exercise

Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Exercise

Discussion

Download

Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Dear Srs.
I improve my english each day.
Thanks a lot.
Vera Abreu

Narges writes "I like cats more than dogs because I think cats havent any dangerous for our healty but dogs arent clean and can give up virouses anywhere around of us. I like sound of cats its very lovely.but sounds of dogs is very scary. Anyway I prefer to dont keep any cat or dog in my house. I think home isnt a place for keeping animals like these. these animals arent suit for house.house should be peacefull place for relaxing .these animals make home messy and bad smelling. i want to have a pretty house ."
 

You know,this podcast is a little bit more difficult than last four.

Thanks Tess and Ravi for everything. Sometimes, learning english there is a way of clinging to the life and the hope : )

I prefer dogs than cats  we have a dog and we called it Gerak. Gerak is very big. My son likes play with him.

I prefer cats. When I was a child I had a cat. Her name was Magali. She was a lovely animal. She was white, with blue eyes and a funny whisker. She was so cutie and intelligent.
With respect to dogs, I like less them because they are noisier and they aren't as hygienic as cats.

I think that cat's are better ;)
I like dogs also but I prefer cat's.
I love cat's and I have Cattery in my country - with British cat's ;D it names FaBriCat*PL
I want good speaking english and will be great hehe :D:D
 
I'm new here.
When I find this site first time I was in shock..
In my country nobody want's make site for other to learn leanguage for free.
Here are  many good people who done a big good job !
 
Thanks for helps with learn English.
I learn english in shool before but when I arrived first time to UK I don't understand any worlds..
Learn in school it 's not the same like normal leaunuage in England :)
Now when I learn from this site and was many times in UK (my bf working in UK) I can more.
But my the biggest problem is understand when somebody took to me -it depends who- somebody took slowly and I understand everything.
 
I hope that will be better  :)
 
Gretings from Poland !!!

Hi,
Thanks for your very nice comment. It's interesting to hear about the cattery you have and I'm glad you find this website useful. Your English is very good!
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

 I prefer cat more. because i am Muslim, and keeping dogs is not allowed in Islam.
Dogs are more loyal and faithful, but cats are so cute too.
bu the way i am really thanks for your podcast and your useful website, and i am listening to your podcast every day to improve my English, because i like it too much.
Good Luck,

hi everyone.

I'm preparing for IELTS I will pass it soon. I would like to exchange de informations, ideas, advice with people whom are interested to this goal.

Pages