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Episode 09

In this episode Tess and Ravi are making plans for the weekend, and their guests talk about the cartoonist Matt Groening and the Indian film industry. You can also follow Carolina as she starts to really enjoy life in Newcastle and invites some of her new friends to dinner. What do you think she’ll cook for them?

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].

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Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:12].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:15].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I love holiday! I think that there isn't nothing better than being on holiday! Wherever I go I am happy. Because the important is the attitude. I prefer to visit one or two places to have enough time to kwon better them and I usually plan the trip so I can do what I like. I like staying some days in the beach or mountain and some days in a city. If the weather is hot, camping is a good option, you can enjoy the nature.

I don't know that what is my perfect holiday. I've never done travelling abroad and even travelling in my own country. In my perfect holidays, I stay at home doing nothing or go with my friends to the shopping centers. That's it. It's that I do in my holidays.

Having a perfect holiday is as wonderful as a modest life, I think it's a good idea to find a place and time to relax and enjoy oneself in order to regain focus as well as strengths.
I prefer camping.
Yes. I like it all.
This depends on choice and some factor that one thinks suit the holiday.
Yes. I enjoys both option.

Spending my days in a large library by the beach, with the melodious voice of Sonu Nigam in the background, feeling the cold wind flow through my hair, making sand castles and decorating them with seashells and eating a sandwich.

My perfect holidays are sitting on the beach, swimming. I like seeing the sights. Also I like climbing up to the mountains, seeing beautiful views on the top of the mountain, cycling through the forest, speaking with interesting people. I prefer the quiet hotels. I don’t like drinking alcohol during the holiday and in ordinary life too.

my perfect holiday is travel around the world, The half other part on holiday i am spending at home ( home cleaning , Arrange clothes, read a books).

Thanks guys for the episode!Well I prefer to go to the beach with my girlfriend and enjoy ourselves.No worries about time,job or anything.It would be perfect
But I think it is away from us right now.

Thanks for the episode! Great job!

What's my perfect holiday?
Although there are beautiful places all around my country and in the rest of the world to travel and visit, I prefer to go to quiet places at the time of the year where people don't usually go, so I can enjoy it better without crowds and crazy people doing noise and taking pictrures everywhere. When I travel, I use to stay in hostels because they are cheaper than hotels and you can meet young people from everywhere. I think every time you go somewhere you must make some plans previusly, I mean, you need to know how much money you'll spend and all that.


Really my dream holiday is the same as in the text about cruise!
Because I have amasing experience of trip by bus. Started the day with the tasty buffet breakfast before tour or sightseeing. Then we travelled to different countries and cities, towns once. Everything’s planned for you so you don’t have to worry about anything at all. And now I would like to do the same on a cruise!