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Episode 10

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk to Gordon about his adventures making a documentary about whales. Their other guests talk about superpowers. You can also follow Carolina as she’s getting ready to go back to Venezuela for the summer holidays. Is she excited to go home for a visit?

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 [00:25].

Task 1



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3




Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello, friends... This is the "homework" I suggested - if someone like it and want to help me...
Tess: Hello and welcome once again to Learnenglish Elementary Podcast. This is podcast number 10 in series 2. We’re your presenters: I’m Tess…
Ravi: …And I’m Ravi. I’m sorry to say that this is the last podcast in this series.
Tess: Ohhh…
Ravi: But the good news is that this is a special podcast and we’ve got a special guest which is in the studio today. If you been listening to our podcast for a long time, you remember Gordon. Gordon was our producer for series 1 of the podcast.
Tess: Producer and joke teller, Ravi…
Ravi: Gordon told some great joke, that’s true. Anyway, at the start of this new series of the podcast we told that Gordon had a new job. Well, today he’s back here in the studio. Say hello Gordon…
(…to be continued in esercise 1, and then...)
Did you find out a lot of mistakes?

Hi sirjoe777,
I've just registered in this web-site and it seems quite interesting to me;-)
However, it needs a lot of time to spend on it, as it's like a game and I can become addicted to it;-)
I've checked the paragraph you've done and I think you have no mistakes, just some words are missing in some places.
What about the rest of it? I'm trying to get it as well, but it's quite loooooong;-)

Believe me, Sirra, I'm a teacher: long exercises are the best one and very usefull - in physics or in english as well...

This is very good, but actually, there are transcripts! If you click on 'Instructions and downloads' towards the top of the page, you can see them there.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks, Adam... But printing the support pack, there wan't the dialogue. Now I found it...
By the way, could I told you what does it means: "Give it a go"?

 Hi Sirjoe777

To 'give it a go' means to try something - to make an attempt do do something.

You can also give something a try, give something a whirl, and give something a shot.



The LearnEnglish Team

Ok, Jack, thanks... And than about my learning English, you could tell me: give it a go!!!
Kind regards.

Hi, BC!
I'm really want to improve my english especially in writing and speaking as well.What should I do to get it?
I always learn from podcast but still I can't speak very well.

hi... I am Alexandra... It is a pleasure to be in this web page.. I am from colombia and wanna improve my english....

Hello! I had an amazing idea: in this podcast (in 8th and 9 too) there aren't transcripts... I'm in searching for website-mates they would help me in this challenge... Want you?