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


I like dog

I prefer cats because they are very cute. I have one and I like all what it does. Very intelligent animal. It always sleep in my bed and we watch TV together. Too interesting.

I prefer dogs because I don't trust cats but I can't imagine to live with dog in the flat. Must be a house. /please correct if I do grammar mistake/

Hello, my name is Anxu, and I am from China. I prefer dogs to cats, and I think dogs are more honest than cats. They are lovely as well. I had a pet dog when I was a child, and when I came home after school, the dog would tag his tail and welcome me home. But it died a few years ago because of an accident. I am very sad about that. And I really love my dog.

Manchester United has a mexican player "El chicharito" He is a great soccer player. Another mexican doing well in UK.

Hi good morning all
i have pet , may be i like cat but the problem is my wife didn't like cat so i have not pet in my house , by the talking  Didier Droga i also really like him, especially when he  play for Chelase , I have skill to make goal, strong & smart , i like the way  to play  although some time he is diving when he is playing . 

Hi All good morning all
you know Indonesia is one of country who have many place interesting to  visit by people . they have many excited mountain, beach , animal , custom , and everything ,  i had ever visit Bali, Pangandaran, Lombok, Yogya, Bandung and other , that place have unique with other place , Bali is one favorite place for me , because many place interesting there, but for you as couple who need honey moon , i recommended Lombok is the best place for your couple , that place  so quite and  exotic     for the couple , and for shopper holic, i think Bandung is the best way  for you should be visited, congratulation to try

I don't like pets, really they don't annoy me but my children love cats and dogs instead. They have been ask to their mother for a cat or a little dog for several years but her answer is all the same: "NO !". She has worried about damages that cats and dogs could do to house... That's pity because she when was girl always had a cat !!

Hi Maupap
I'd like to let my opinion about pets. I've had two cats and a dog. Now I don't have pets. But if I had again a pet it would be a cat without a doubt. They are not noisy, smelly and you don't have to take theirs poos of the ground. I hate the dog's smell.
And I hate they licks my hand.
Cats are more intelligent, agile and clean than dogs. And to live in a house always are more hygienic too.

Hello everybody all over the world!
I live in the Capital of Andalucía, Seville, and I'd like to talk about this piece of the south of Spain.
Most people around the World Knows Andalucia and Spain as the Toro's land (Toro= fighting bull). But it's only a insignicant fraction of the total culture you can enjoy here at Andalucia.
You can find a great climate all along the year which make you can enjoy all the mountain and beach .Andalucía has Sierra Nevada, which allow you enjoy to the max snow. The highest peak, named Mulhacen, is 3478 metres high.
And Andalucía has a lot of Kilometres of coastline,about 900. There are about 100 beachs  most of them blue flag ( It's a beach quality indicator) .Half of the coastline see to Mediterranean sea, and the other half see to the atlantic ocean.
The main place of arrival is Costa del Sol, at Málaga province. It's full of tourist all along the year, specially British tourist. They find here a Great climate, beaches , food and many more things..
You can also enjoy the typical white villages and towns...
Picaso, Velazquez and many others were from Andalucía, so It's always been an artists country.
I hope you be interested to Know more about Andalucía, and  you can visit us sometime.
Thank you.