Elementary Podcasts

In this episode Tess is upset about losing her cat and Ravi offers support. Their guests talk about chocolate and ways of wasting time. You can also follow Carolina as she tries some British home cooking. Will she like it?

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 [00:25].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

Note: a 'portmanteau' word is one that combines parts of two normal words to make a new word, e.g. 'chocolate' + 'alcoholic' = 'chocoholic'

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

thank you , I like it,it can improve my English.

Hi!
How are you?
My name is Patricia, I'm 33 and I'm from Brazil.
I agree with Stacey. Chocolate is my favourite food. I don't eat it every day but I'd like too. I like all kinds like her. Sometimes I only eat a kind of chocolate and then I change to other kind. My husband, when I first met him, didn't like chocolate, but now because of me, he eats too.
I've been listening you guys for four months now and I adore you. I'm waitting for the next episodes. Keep doing the great work. See you soon.
Paty

Hi,
I've waited the new episode... Thanks a lot These are very good...
I love chocolate and today I've been to a chocolate party... I'm looking forward to listen this podcast.
 
bye.
 

thats really good from u

hi
I like eat candy but my girlfriend is does not kind of it

Hi! I'm Louis and I'm from Vietnam.

 good, really good

hi my name is Ramin and i like britishcouncil site , it is more advantage for our english thank you

HI.I am oussama from algeria.
thank you very much for all your lessons.
my english devlop every day
and i'd like to meet carolina tesse and ravi the most persons i'd like to meet and talk about.
thank you so much.

thank you very much it can improve my englishh and happy:)

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