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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.

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Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].

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

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Tom the teacher

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


What a question! I would like to be able to heal people with a touch. Alleviating the others suffering must be absolutely fantastic!
Thank you very much for this series, all the characters are so lovely! I like Tom's explanations, he is really an excellent teacher.

I love joke's Gordon!

I would like to have two superpowers from that list: flying and being invisible.

Health - one of the main value for each man. So I'd like to have ability to heal any disease.

Hi Team!
Writing in english is very difficult. In other moment I wrote this. Anyway is very important believe in the men for me and while I believe in my efforts I think that i contribute for the world better. The animals really need of the humanity and the men need rescue your indentify. The animals represent our feeling. Is incredible that exist men cause dam in the animals.

Today i want to talk about eating
My teacher asked the whole class " what do you like?".Most of my friends like travelling all the world and so am i. But i prefer eating more than travelling.
Firstly, It is just my taste that make me feel excited in eating.In fact, I'm absolutely happy when i am full.Conversely,when i am hungry, i get annoy easily. To me, it is a best way to heal a broken heart and relieved after a stressed day.
Secondly, Vietnam where has a cuisine variety, you can not miss explore the food of Vietnam. More over, cuisine represents the culture.Each taste you get is a story behind that did me favor to find out my country and the world. I believed that it is a great method to travel the world. For instant, street foods in Vietnam or Thaland; Pizza and spagetty come from Italia.
The lastest, I really love the meals made by my mom. To me, my mother is a master chef. not because of luxury foods but because i can touch how much she love me in every food she made. I can feel hard cook of hers in the kitchen as well. so i am dying to eat is a meaning to me and i love my mom
Includun, eating is able to make my life better. To eat a lot, i need gym everyday. I know that eating to be happy but to do exercise to eat more.
thank you!!!!

Thank alot British council.I'm sure I have been improving my listening skill gradually.I listen at least once episode almost everyday.I would like to talk about a special animal when I saw my first time.It was penguins.I have never seen before because they can only survive in cold climate.I saw them in the Naypyitaw zoological garden.They are so cute.I love them.

Hello all,

In the 7:38 moment of the podcast Tess says: "Usually we ask the questions to someone else but this time ..."

I've been taught (rightly or wrongly) that we have these choices for occasions like above:
1- We ask someone the questions....
2- We ask the questions of someone ...

But Tess uses some other pattern.
Is "asking questions *to* someone" correct please?

Thanks beforehand.

And how can I see all Tess, Ravi, Jaime and Carolina? :-) I'm interested in it.

Hello Abbasi,

That's very observant of you! You're right, really 'to' is not used in this way. I think Tess must have just misspoken during the recording and then we missed it when checking it later. I'm sorry if this confused you.

I'm afraid we don't have any other photos of the gang than the ones that are currently on the site. Sorry to disappoint! The good news is that we are working on a fifth series. It's too early to say when it will be ready to release, but I wanted to mention it to you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi , great audio , just perfect , if anyone can help to find a teacher to practise my english until ielts test exam? can you recommend anybody or online speaking websites ? my gmail adres is ------------------