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


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Hi , I prefer the dogs, because they are funny and cute  more than that the cats.

cats are really beautiful but they aren't faithful when we went to our new house I found a kitten I took care of her but after a three month she went if she was a dog would never do it.  

Hi, my name's Caio, I'm from Brazil and I'll write about a beatifull place near my city.
The place is called Ilha de Mosqueiro (Mosqueiro Island), or simply Mosqueiro. It's 70 Km from Belém, Pará State, North of Brazil. Mosqueiro is a very simple place, where the contact with nature is the most important thing. The island is famous because its beaches are surrounded by river, not sea. A lot of tourists go there, specially in July, when it's summer vacations. Certainly the main attraction of Mosqueiro is the 17 Km beaches cost. My favorite beach is Paraíso (Paradise Beach) because it's a little bit far and quieter than the others. I went there for the first time in 1997/98 and, at least once a year, I go to the island with my family.

I am a fan of the Chelsea Club. Of course, i have knew Didier Drogba. he is from Africa and He is a Ghana But He was born in France and He started to play football in France. When he started to play for Chelsea FC, he was very happy and very famous.

Everyone, i'm not from Uk
but I really like ARSENAL, why?
because like Arsene Wenger said
"we're not buy star, but we made it"
thanks British Council for this.

His name is Radamel Falcao Garcia. He is Colombian. He does play football or soccer. His father was a footballer too, he was born in Santa Marta, He is Christian and your married too, recently yours wife was born your first son a daughter. He is famous in Colombia because your change from Atl Madrid team football soccer to Monaco of France cost 60 million of Euros, before your change from Porto of Portugal to Atl Madrid of Spain cost 45 million of Euros, is the first sports person Colombian who someone to pay this cost. Yes I know, he is a Christian, he is married, and he first son a women was born a few days. Not, I like about him that is success in your profession. I don´t like him because is normal all things that I told of him are of him. Only that he is Colombian and I listened about of him. The  Colombian journal speaks a lot of him.

These place is called LA Vega, is a Country a medium city o village in Colombia. It is at 60 km from Bogota´s west. It like a small city, got shopping, got place for vacations got restaurants and the weather is hot. This site is famous because is hot and is near to Bogota, Bogota got cool weather. The people do all there, walking, mount a bike, swimming in pool or in spout; I eat fruits with ice cream today here in La Vega, I am staying in La Vega since today. A lot of tourists go here, for example or weekends this site or weekend you see more people at street than other days of week. So, My mother my grandmother live in Nocaima a small village near to LA VEGA, and when travel Nocaima to Bogota enter in La Vega, so it is at on road to Nocaima Bogota. I went there often. I am staying La Vega now.

what about this expression: "It is at on road" to say  that in road between two  cities is anything(it).