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Episode 02

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about weekends away, and their guests talk about Shakira and dancing tango in Argentina. You can also follow Carolina’s journey in the UK. Will she find her way out of the airport?

Elementary Podcasts

Listen to the podcast then do the first exercise to check your understanding. If you have more time choose some of the language practice exercises.

Check your understanding


Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20].

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Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I have some questions about English grammar. Could you answer them, please? I know they are a lot, sorry about that.... Well, here they are:

Could you help me with these exercises, please?
You have identify the one words which are between parentheses or phrase that must be changed for the sentence to be considered correct

1) Boolean algebra is (most often) used to solve problems in (logic), probability, and (engineer)

2) A (number of) the materials used in manufacturing paint (are potential) dangerous (if mishandled)

* In these exercises you have to choose the right word or phrase for the gap. Here are the options:

a) In that
b) Through
c) Since
d) Into

3) __________ experimental studies of the aging process, psychologist Ross McFarland determined that people could work productively much longer than had previously been thought

4) Designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi_________________________

a) The United States was given the Statue of Liberty by the people of France

b) The people of France have the Statue of Liberty to the United States

c) The Statue of Liberty was given to the United States by the people of France

d) The French people presented the United States with a gift, the Statue of Liberty

5) ______________ are a form of carbon has been known since the late eighteenth century

a) Diamonds
b) Because diamonds
c) That diamonds
d) Diamonds, which

Also, I have an additional question: Can you tell me what the phrase "stand beside someone" means in this context: " Her mother could have stood beside her and said no to the marriage, but she didn't do it" and could you also tell me in which situations I can use the phrase "stand beside someone", please?

Well, that's all. I hope you can help me with my English issues, please

Hello GiulianaAndy,

I'm afraid we don't normally help our users with questions from other sources, as it's challenging enough for us to keep up with all the questions about our own materials.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer listening songs in English to listening songs in Spanish, which is my native language, because I love One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Elie Goulding. They are between my favorite singers. I love English lyrics. I consider that there are some songs in English which have no sense but you have to know how to select your favorite English singers

Hello teacher
It is very interesting and helpful for me. Thank you so much.

Hello Teacher,

Could you answer me, please
This the second one, the podcast I have listened. Could I answer the tests while I am listening podcast or shouldanswer after listening the whole podcast.

Hello Mai Khin Nway Shein,

You can do it in the way that works best for you, but in the beginning it's probably better to do the exercises while you are listening. Or you could listen, then pause the recording to do the exercise, and then continue with the next section of the podcast. Try different methods and use the one that works best for you!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Teacher

I prefer English music. If I with my friends I prefer Russian.

i prefer listnening to Arabic songs ,sometimes i hear english songs especially old songs its good for me

I love north american music, but love brazilian ones too.