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Tess & Ravi
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Task 1

Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

Which words go in which categories?


Do you know what all the words mean? Look up the words you don’t know in a dictionary.

Can you add any more words to each list?

Task 4

Activity 4

Ravi explained how to cook fish and chips; he gave the recipe for them. Leave a comment below with a recipe that you know well. We'll talk about our favourites next episode!




Hi Maged,

That sounds delicious! I think in English it's usually called 'koshary' and I think I'll have to try cooking it someday.

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Hi my friends,i want to give you recipe of tas kabab,this is one of iranian traditional foods
for cooking this food,in a big pot we put a layer of onion rings in floor,then we fill the pot with layer of lamb meat,tomato, carrot and potato rings and put a few prunes in pot ,then boil this materials in water,finally we serve it with bread and fresh vegetable,it is really delicious food

Let me intruduce a Vietnamese dish. Its Vietnamese name is goi cuon but i dont know its international name (^^). We prepare a lot of things such as meat, shrimps, cucumbers, salads, lettuces, basils, shallots, soft noodles, ... and girdle cakes. We boil meat and shrimps. Then we slice meat and make shrimps be without peels. Beside we slice cucumbers. Afterall, we wrap some slices of meat, some shrimps, some slices of cucumber, some vegatables and a little soft noodles in a girdle cake. It means we made one goi cuon. We must eat it and sauces. Huhm so yummy!!!

Hi, I am Piotr. I am thirty seven years old. I am from Poland and I started learning English about six month ago. My English is not good. Sorry for my mistake when I write it. I have stared learned English when I was on university in Poland but it was fifteen years ago. Now I have started learn English once again because I have forgot this language. The Elementary Podcast for my is very useful when I study English.
I like fish and chips very much. In Poland fish and chips is very popular meal.

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Hi guys. This is my first message :) I want to tell you about shaverma. This dish came to Russia from countries of the Middle Asia and Caucasus. It have different names in different countries, for example in Europe it names like donar-kebab or just kebab. And even different districts of Russia names this dish differently (in Moscow it names shaurma, in St. Petersburg - shaverma). Shaverma is a junk food, but it's very tasty and not expensive. Shaverma is a mixture of chopped vegatables like tomatoes, cucambers, onion and grilled meat like chicken, pork and so on. All these ingridients wrappes in lavash and pours sauce which usually maiden from sour cream and different spices. If you want to know more about shaverma you can watch youtube-show by Khovansky which names "shaverma patrol" :)

"Are the numbers of people" expression is used in the text. As far as I know , this expression must be "Is the number of people". I'm confused. Please can you inform me on this subject.

Hello dianthus,

Both 'the number of people' and 'the numbers of people' are used in English. I think the first of these is more common, which is probably why you are more famiiar with it, but both are used and have very similar meaning. I think the plural tends to be used when there are multiple figures involved, such as a dataset which covers a period of time, or a statistic which changes over time.


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Hi my friends. I am a new English language learner and this is the first message that I leave for yours. we have a food, It's name is Warjali a mixture of rice, leaves of peas, garlic, and other eatable saag. the leaves of different saag are cut into small pieces and then put into the rice for boiling together with oil plus water. after cooking it is eaten with milk and cow's oil which is a delicious food.