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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!




Mamona (Veal to the llanera)

1 beef of one year old

1. Remove them dams more features of the veal as are the osa, the stripe, them ribs, the garza, them breasts, them loins, them pulp black, among others.
2. Prepare the fire ahead with the aim of having more hot embers fire.
3. Sasone each of these dams with salt and spices and place it in a hail of wood or iron.
4. Place meat (the hail) over low heat, separate each other without stoking the fire does not burn or seize the meat.
5. Bathe the meat with beer and voleteelas so it is fully cooked
6. Remove the mamona from fire and is ready to serve the dishes.
The eastern plains of Colombia, the preparation of the mamona is itself a party. You can accompany it with cassava, plantain or potato.

Hello, My name is Juan david, i live in colombia and my favorite food is the bandeja paisa, in my country is a special typical food,this have beans, meat,rice, eggs, banana, and others ingredients, is a delicious food.

good morning
i want to write about a delicious typical colombian dessert this recipe have milk and a mix that is named natilla is so easy to do, it has a consistency similar to flan dessert and his flavor is like a sweet milk, tipically we do this for christmas.

i recommend it

Hello everyone

I will talk a typical Colombian dish and one of my favorites,  meat roast or as it is popularly called mamona, is a dish typical of the plain, that is, departments like meta, arauca, vichada, guaviare, among others. This dish brings cassava, potato salt and pepper.

I recommend it

Hi! A simple recipe which is traditional in the south of Brazil is called "Churrasco", also called as the "Brazilian Barbecue".
The First thing is choose the correct meat for the "Churrasco". Usually we choose a big piece of rip (the fatter the better haha) or a Filet Steak. Then, temper it with corse salt and put it on a stick. Prepare the fire using lamb or charcoal and take the meat for one/ one and a half hour, turning when necessary.
The best way to enjoy the time untill it is read, is drinking a "capirinha". A drink made of lemon, vodka, sugar and ice!

hello everybody..
I just want to thank you for your effort to help us learning English .. this is my first time to register and use your website and I hope it will be helpful for me .. about cooking I will write to you later after revising the new words related to a recipe

Hi, I would like to write a recepie for chocholate which is good for loosing weight. You need coco oil, cocoa, unsalted peanuts, pinch of salt and one full spoon of honey. First, you have to dissolve coco oil and put in cocoa, peanuts and salt. also you can give a litlle spoon of guarana powder. Mixing altogether and put on bake-paper. Than put on the chocholate honey and cool in freezer for 5 minutes. Eat during all day.

i would like to thank you for helping us to improve our english
for the task i don't know a better recepie because i don't know about fish and chips i had never tried it

Hi teacher,
I always confuse with 'raise' and 'rise'. Can you help me?
Thanks a lot

Hello khai,

The first thing I'd suggest is looking up both 'raise' and 'rise' in the dictionary (follow the links) to see the example sentences. Note that 'raise' is a transitive verb (i.e. it has an object), but 'rise' is intransitive (i.e. it doesn't have an object).

Does that help?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team