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Episode 05

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about pets, and their guests talk about Didier Drogba and life in New Zealand. You can also follow Carolina’s adventures in the UK as she arrives at her student accommodation in Newcastle. Will she make some new friends?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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 [14:38].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:10].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I prefer dogs to cats.I have my pet dog, Michael.I usually ride bicycle every weekend.He always follows me.I love him.

I like cats the most. I like dogs too, but cats are more independent and clean.

I love animals and I can't choose between a cat or a dog because I have 2 dogs and 1 cat and they are really good to everyone. I love them, my little creatures.

A love animals. At the moment I breed two cats. I would like to have a dog too, but I have no space to do it.

Hello everyone! As for me, I'm not very loved to animal but, Yeah, I love them. I love cats also love dog but I love small cats or dogs. I don't like big ones. I like small animals what ever it is. If it is small, I love it. I've never had a pet but if I have to have a pet, I'll choose a hamster. BYE! I'll probably see you around.

I prefer dogs because I think they're more faithful. They like human a lot. They're a great companion for humans. It's very god to have dogs.

Hello everybody,thank you so much for your a great effort that you have provided.
I have a question ,in task 3 and question number 9, it was incorrect answer to choose “I ‘m pleased to meet you all.”

Hello AhKhd,

We don't typically use this phrase in this kind of situation. And if we did, we would say it right after meeting the people, not as we were saying goodbye.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, to be honest, I have a bit of afraid of any animal, so I don't have any of them.

Actually I don't like cats or dogs. when i was a little girl a big cat tried to bite me. it was a horrible experience which i don't want to try it again.