Tess & Ravi

Tess and Ravi discuss the news and the BBC, while Adam and Jo talk about unusual words such as 'series' and 'news'.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


Leave a comment below!

  • What do you think about the BBC?
  • Can you watch BBC programmes where you live? Or get BBC radio?
  • What are your favourite programmes?
  • Do you use the BBC website?

Leave a comment and we'll discuss some of your answers in the next podcast.


Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


Hi Everybody,

I have no idea. I already have donwloaded BBC news app on the internet. Actually I don't watch on TV without evening news. I prefer To watch surf on the web and watch to documantery. I don't have favourite programme. I can benefit from it. I want to use BBC website or about the beeb. Thanks for everything.Take care of yourself

In my country, the BBC broadcasts its programmes in the Persian language. I watch it if I have free time. I think I have to watch the BBC in English to improve my English. I like the BBC news, documentaries etc. The planet earth 2 series are the best documentaries in the world. The wildlife is shown with unbelievable and exciting scenes. Sir David Attenborough with his magical voice invites people all over the world to be careful about our first home the earth planet.

Hi teacher,
I want to edit my post.What should i do?It's seem impossible to do it.Am i right?

Hello mdaivid,

I'm afraid our users are not able to edit their posts. Sorry!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teacher,
Tess says that "The BBC website is one of the biggest site in the world".I'm confused.Is there any scale to size a website.What exactly she means by this word?Please explain.

Hi mdaivid,

I suppose that Tess means that the BBC website has more pages than any other website in the world. I'm not sure if that is really true any more, as this podcast was recorded a few years ago and the internet changes very quickly! Still, it is certainly a website with many, many pages.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like Tess and Ravi!! These podcast are very good!!

Hello everyone!
BBC is one of the famous TV programme all over the world. And British people not for nothing proud for it. It is really cognitively and very interesting.
I have never listened BBC radio. But I watched BBC TV programmes when I was a child.
My favourite programmes were programmes about animals. I do not use BBC website.
Good bye!

I really like BBC too , I´ve been watching BBC documentary on tv since I was I child and a still watching it , in my country there is a public tv channel that broadcast BBC documentary , they are educative and entertainment the mainly subjects are about earth planet and animals life.
To improve my english I´ve been watching a japanese news podcast called NHK world , news from Japan and Asia broadcasting in english and of course videos from Brithsh council

I think there is a mistake in task 5 within the item "The best TV series are....".
It might be "The best TV series is...."
Is that right?