LearnEnglish Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

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 my friends. I am a new English language learner and this is the first message that I leave for yours. In my country we have many traditional foods. For example we have a food that it's name is Ab Goosht. In this food we boil lamb meet , potato , tomato , pea and onion. It is a delitious food for Iranian people.

hello everyone,
ı want to tell you about very famous Turkish food which called stuffed grape leaves. Firstly, you chop up onion and put it in a pan which is add vegetable oil priorly. Then fry the onions until pink in colour and add rice that was washed, black pepper, salt. After that you fry all things together and pour in water. You cook this mix until drain all water which you add. To assemble the dolmades, lay a grape leaf on a work surface. Put 2 dessertspoons of the rice filling near the stem end of the grape leaf. Fold the stem end over the filling, then fold both sides toward the middle, and roll up into a cigar. Repeat with remaining grape leaves and filling. Then put all stuffing in a saucepan and add upon lemon slices. Pour olive oil and water. Then cover the saucepan lid and cook it lower heat during 30-40 minutes.

i want to improve my English grammer .. can you suggest me how i can improve my english

Hello zeeshan,

We have a section on this question precisely because, of course, we are often asked this.

You can find our Getting Started section here. You'll find information about the site, how to use it and some tips there.

Make sure you also take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions page. You'll find advice there on specific aspects of English, such as reading, grammar, vocabulary and so on.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

And the jokes!? They're bad jokes but I like and enjoy them hehe! XD
It is good to try new things for the podcasts and that shows the energy and hard work you do for us. Thank you!

I do like Tess and Ravi , but I think it's a great idea to exchange presenters from time to time , because people get used to particular voices and hardly understand others .
Bad news - it's only ten minutes now !

Anyone knows what happened with teacher tom?

Hello DEM240,

The form of the podcasts changes from time to time and in this series Teacher Tom does not appear. Please let us know any thoughts you have - we're always keen to hear what you like and don't like about our materials.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

What happened to this podcast? Where Tess and Ravi. The men replaced them speaking so slowly and clearly in a way that no native English speaker speaks

Hello Anne,

We make changes in the format of Elementary Podcasts from time to time. If you listen ahead to episode 2, you'll find Tess and Ravi again. I can assure you that all the people who participate in the podcasts are native speakers, though it's true that sometimes they speak more slowly and sometimes more quickly. In general, series 3 and 4 are a little bit easier to understand this way.

By the way, series 5 is in production. Some things will be the same, but others will be different. We hope you enjoy them, but if you're looking for something else in the meantime, Word on the Street is a good next option.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team