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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20].


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


You are absolutely right!

Hello everyone! I'm not really sure that someone will answer to me, but who knows) It wouldn't be a question.
So, I would like to introduce my cat to you. His name is Bogdan Shershun. As I'm not mistaken the same name had a one footballer from CSKA football team. He had got this name because my boyfriend is a fan of this club, and Shershun in russian sounds like rustler. He is absolutely black. And sometimes we call him a black cloud or a dog because he's big and has a long leg and when he mewing it sounds like barking. He always meeting us when we are coming home and he allows me to stretch him. Sometimes I think that Bogdan is understanding what we are talking about when the speech about him. We love him so much and I know that he loves us too. That's that!

I want to congrats the British Council Learn English team for this web site that is really cool, although, I´m just starting with Elementary Podcast, they are so useful because I can practice my listening, learn vocabulary and a few things of England culture. I hope I could visit your country this year, my cousin already visited you last year and she has not  stopped talking about all things she did, people she met, places she were. I'm really excited.

Hi my name is Ismael and I from Mexico.
Well, in this time,  write about one of the most important  foot ball player in my country despite  he is very young and he achieve in a short time  a huge popularity, his name is Javier Hernandez Balcazar well known Chicharito actually plays whit the red Devils of Manchester United and I believe he won the respect of all team peers.
His nickname born   because his father was known like chicharo he has a short height and has a green eyes! it´s funny you know?
Chicharito´s debut was in Guadalajara Chivas like a profetional foot ball player but he starts when he has only 9 years old. 
He is fast and overwhelming and has a good head shot also two feet, in November 2011 was appointed the 3 th best scorer of the world. 
I´ll write more about chicharito next time!
bye, bye for now

Oa, this episode is quite hard to listen. The hardest part is Carolina's conversation.

hi friends! i'm a new comer to this site, hope to improve my english from this podcasts, thank you so much for providing us these activities,thanks once again.

Sport that I used to play and I like is badminton. Susi Susanti has inspired me to play badminton. She is the best player of badminton that I've ever known. I always watched her each time she played. She is wonderful. She got many achievements such as Olympic Barcelona gold medal, the champion of all england, etc. She is from Tasikmalaya, Indonesia. We called her as Queen of Indonesian Badminton. She married with Alan Budikusumo. He was a player of badminton too. They live happily. And they has 3 kids. Now, she is a badminton coach.
I really would like to meet her someday.
Well, I always hope the best for Susi Susanti and her family.

i don,t like animals 
but in general i prefer cat

thank to britishcouncil,,,

Hi I love dogs specially huge dogs like great dane or rott wilers so I prefer dogs because they are strong and faithful.