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Episode 04

In the episode Tess and Ravi talk about how they’re feeling, and their guests talk about Bob Marley, an unusual festival and British money. You can follow Carolina’s journey by train from London to Newcastle. Will she catch her train?

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].

Task 1



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].

Task 1


Task 2




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I prefer book...

I definitely prefer the book. I really enjoy reading a good book, that kind of book that you can´t stop reading because you want to know what happens next, but at the same time you don´t want to finish it.

I prefer both of them, but firstable read the book after watch the film. In that way I train my mind and imagine the situation and scenaries then to relaxed my mind by watching the film and compare what i have imagine with what I'm watching to.

I prefer films to books because of the sounds and images are more striking for me.

Before my discussion, I want to introduce you an app: Wattpad. Wattpad is an app where you can read and write. You can read there all sort of writing like fiction, horror, drama, romance, and everything you want to read. And you can also write there. For me, I write and read fictions there. It is a great app. I like to read and write them, now I'm going to print and sell my fictions as a book. Let's talk about today discussion. I prefer books to films. When I read a book, I can feel and I laugh at funny parts, cry at sad parts. But I don't feel those when I watch films. I know I feel those feelings just once or twice when I watch films. Oh, I'm going to write my fiction now. Bye!

If I had to choose between a book or a film, I would definitely choose a book. I would only go with a film if I were too busy and didn't have enough time to read the book

I definetely prefer the book because sometimes the film has important differences about the plot or the characters.

I prefer books because they improve my knowledge, my english skills which are reading and writing, vocabularies, and imagination.

I usually prefer books to films, most times, films spoil the book and changes the real story depending on the director point of view.

I prefer films of course cause watching is more fun than books, and books are hard to imagine some times but films makes you see what happens in the story and it's obvious that seeing better than imagining