Tess & Ravi

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!

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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

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.




Task 4




Here goes a recipe for chicken breast with fine herbs, it is simply delicious!

300 grams of chicken breast
1 lemon
1 tablespoon of soy sauce
3 pinches of salt
5 pinches of chopped black pepper
1 tablespoon thyme powder
1 tablespoon dried fine herbs chopped
10 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to fry the slices.
1 pan for frying
Way to prepare:
First of all, you wash the chicken breast and drain it well, cut it into 1 cm thick slices and put it in a bowl, then you add all the other ingredients, starting with the liquids of the soy and lemon juice and then the rest of the condiments dried by spreading them and stirring them well.
That is what is known as marinating, then light the fire to medium-high and place the pan, you put the olive oil and wait until it is very hot, you place the slices of chicken and you must first seal them with the heat turning them from the beginning to keep their juice for the first 2 or 3 minutes and then let it fry on the first side and when you have an orange color on the bottom then lower the fire to low level and then turn each slice to that brown on the other side and ready! ...
You can enjoy a delicious Chicken Breast with herbs!

Hello everyone!
My favourite recipe is paste with chicken in cheese sauce.
chiken fillet - 200 gr.
paste - 100 gr.
milk - 200 ml.
processed cheese - 100 gr
salt, spices.
First of all, you should slice a chicken fillet. The you should put the chicken fillet in a pan and add a seed oil. This ingridient should be fry about five to seven minutes, then you should add milk to chicken and wait when it will boil. After that it is necessary to add the cheese, salt and spices. Then you should cook that until the momrnt when the cheese melts. You also should cook the paste in ordinary way. After that you need to mix the chicken filler in sauce and paste.

The new is the dish I was prepare today
"tinga de pollo" is like in English chicken in sauce.
the ingredients are:
250 gr chicken shred and cooked
3/4 onion
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 tin chilli chipotle
1 piece of garlic
sal to taste...

My favourite recipe is chicken breast with lemon souce and butter:
Ingredients: one chicken breast,
50 milliliters oil,
100 grams butter,
2 lemons
salt,pepper and
100 grams flour.
Preparation: you will cut the breast chicken in slices. You cover the slices in flour and you deep fry it in hot oil mixed with butter. When it have just been fried you must pour water in a frying pan untill everything is covered. You need to mix it untill you will get a souce with a thicker consistency. At the end, you squeeze lemons juice, you mix everything for 3 minutes and the food is done. I suggest you to eat it with spicy pepper and you can drink a glass of wine. Good meal!

1. pita 2pcs
2. grate cheese 30 gr
3. chickken egg 1 pcs
4. butter 25 gramm
5. salt to taste
6. water 0.5 litre

Preheat the frying pan and fry the butter in it.

One of my favourite Brazilian sweets is "Brigadeiro".
Follow the recipe:
1 can of condensed milk
1 tsp of butter
2 tsp of cocoa
How to make:
Put all ingredients in a pan mix everything and take it
the medium heat until the mixture has thickened.
It's ready! Just wait it is cold and put it in a dish to serve.


series 03 number 01 task 4

My recipe: schnitzel

I've started to write a recipe about my favorite food until I realized that I don't know many words about cooking.

For example the word 'breadcrumbs' is rarely used. I've looked it up in an online dictionary and looked how often it is used. Only English learners with the level proficiency (C2) should know this word. My level is between intermedite (B1) and upper intermedidate (B2).

I hope that I never must give a recipe in the future. I find that question to hard for intermeditate learners. There were other words in that recipe which only learners of English with the level advanced or proficient should know.


I'd like to share recipe of "OKROSHKA" - a cold summer soup. You need: 2-3 cucumbers, some radishes, 300 g sausage or boiled beef, 3-4 boiled eggs. 3-4 boiled potatoes, 1-2 bunches of greenery (green onion, parsley, dill), sour cream, salt and traditional russian drink "kvas" (it may be replaced by kefir or even sparkling mineral water). This quantity is enough for 6-8 persons.
Cooking is very simple. Cut and chop all ingredients, put them in the bowl and pour cold kvas. Add sour cream and salt to taste.
It's very tasty and enjoyable in a hot sunner day!

Hi. I am so sorry, i don't like to cook. But i will try to learn some our national cuisine recipe and write down here...

Hello! before the recipe I would like to ask for help for the type of tasks like the 3rd one in this episode. when I try to put a second word into a box where I have already put a first one, this first word gets out of the box and goes back to the top. It seems like the box accepte only one word. I don't know how to manage the exercise...