Elementary Podcasts

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about travel problems, and their guests talk about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and life in Kazakhstan. You can also follow Carolina as she settles in to student life and finds out all about student clubs and societies. Will she join a student club?

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 [00:18].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:50].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:50].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:44].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:44].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:44].

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Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Dear
 
Tom says 'like' is filler in series 01 episode 06.
I think 'you know' is used as well.
Do I correct ?

Hi Muron

You're absolutely right. 'You know' is used as a filler. One of my old maths teachers used to say 'right' as a filler. When we were in class, we used to count how many times she would say it in a lesson. I think I use 'well' as a filler the most.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

And I think so.
 

i'm new here. and i'm very exciting to learn englich i this site. but dont know the right way. really i dont speak well englich. can u halp me please?

 Hi Abderaouf,
Different people find that different ways of learning English suit them better. Some people prefer a classroom, others like to use books, others like to visit the country, others find the internet useful.
Probably the first thing you need to do is to work out where you are strong and weak in your English. Then you can decide what you need to work on. Learning lots of basic vocabulary can be a good start if you don't know what else to do - it's always useful.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

good exercises

These podcats series are very usefull for me, i've been practiced a lot my comprecion hearing, I practice all day

kinda (kind of)
sorto (sort of)
like
well
u know
they'r all fillers. and i like em (them) all!

Hi everybody;
Im from Turkey. I've been met this web site recently. as all member said that it's usefull for learning english by means of movies in the web site I study  acquired by listening. I thing  that it's quite important!

I found interesting the story about Frida Kahlo. Due to an accident, she made loads of operations and she was in bed for a long time. In spite of all that, she didn't give up of painting. She became famous for her paintings which tell her life.
I think her story transmit to us a life lesson.
Never mind which problems we face in our life, when we have aims in our life, everything become easier and we manage to fetch strength inside to sweep all obstacles from one's path.

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