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

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

well, from this episode 5 I started to climb that lessons are getting difficult but i will not fail!

Hello
Today, I can not hear the podcast. It is not the same format like the other times. Instructions and download is not active and when I click on Series 01 Episode 05, nothing happenned. What can I do?

Hello Yetmira,
I'm sorry to hear that you can't hear the podcast.
It works OK for me, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Can you give me a bit more information so I can help you? Please tell me what web browser you are using. Also, can you still hear the podcasts on other pages? Have you restarted your computer since this problem began?
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! Thank you for your help Adam.
I was using internet explorer, but now I try on the google chrome and everything is OK.
Regards

Hello Yetmira,
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Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Actually, I don't prefer none of them. I have two children and my house is like a battle field, so cats or dogs will not make the situacion better. If its necesary that i choose, i choose the dogs becouse i feel the cats like a very cold animal, you never know its mind. The dogs are basic, usually they play, run and aproach to its owner to eat or sleep, but i always had heard that all the cats never have owner....

Hello Carloscabrera! I prefer children too more than animal! But my daughters prefer dogs! And every time they ask me to tell them about my childhood and my old Scottish Colly and in the end of my speach they prove me that dog in the flat is excellent idea and they are ready to change magic goldfishes  which was presented by "Shek". I don't to answer them anything they are so smarts and pressed me to corner.  :-)  

i prefer dogs. beacause dogs are very intelligent, faithful. I heard many stories about the dog that helps its boss to pass the accident.About cats , they are very lazy ,sleep all day.

Hello Learn English Team,
I have noticed 2 mistakes in Exercise 1 (Elementary Podcasts, Series 01 Episode 05).
There are in 3 and 6 sentences. It should be "my dog" and "started" .
Thank you very much for your job. I enjoy it so much.

Hello,
Well spotted! I'm not sure where those mistakes came from, but I've fixed them now.
Please tell us if you see any other problems on the site.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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