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Episode 01

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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basically, doing charity work is a part of the celebrity job. they must encourage people to donate. also, most celebrities work for the united nation and I think they do that for only helping people they must have been paid for this work. moreover, they are doing that to gain more fame.

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In my opinion, I think that it’s a great act when celebrities work for charity. People seem to be more influenced by celebrities more than anyone else, so this would help encouraging people to do more charity work and help the poor, which will have the best impact on our community, furthermore, this would actually help spreading love and peace all over the world.

I think that is a good idea that celebrities do charity because they can inspire to more people. It is very important that people became aware of poverty in the world, and famous people can help to show this. It is not necessary be famous to help.

I think both good and bad to celebrities to do work for charity.
Because I think it's a good idea to do work for charity. But Charity is better when things remain private.

i think that important to make any celebrities contribute to making the charity more famous and encouraging people to donate their money to this charity because there are more influencer more than and a general person like political, but think if there organization like UNICEF to organize this event to make every better and more orders and make more advertising in tv that responsible to show this thing in sustainable in tv I think that will be great not only the celebrities make people interested but the whole organization, that it is .

I believe it's a marketing strategy for celebrities agents to gain publicity, even though it's a downside people still take it as a good thing with good intent. Which is a very interesting thing can be looked upon specially when describing human behavior. you can look at this in a very positive way but if you're a pessimistic good for you then.
overall I look at this in a very positive way. glad we can see half of the cup of glass full after all.

Yes, i think it's a very good idea, because people are more likely to follow the words of famous people. Celebrities should be a good example for their fans. Instead of just promoting trendy things and products that no one needs, they have to colaborate for a better world. If fans adopt this type of mindset, they will do better things for the environment and people. By the way, celebrities will spread these good deeds faster than a politician or someone ordinay.