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Episode 04

In this episode Tess is upset about losing her cat and Ravi offers support. Their guests talk about chocolate and ways of wasting time. You can also follow Carolina as she tries some British home cooking. Will she like it?

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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

Note: a 'portmanteau' word is one that combines parts of two normal words to make a new word, e.g. 'chocolate' + 'alcoholic' = 'chocoholic'

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I might engage myself in the same act or relax meditating surfing the best approach to the work.
I might be on my computer or being busy with domestic and any other activities that is related to the work.
Yes. I agree. Because, everyone has different attitude towards work.
But, to be candid if not affected by circumstances, like in my own case- I don't see any reasons for me not doing my work or wasting time.

Complaining.

Doing work all the time may cause stress. We can also take a nap for wasting time and relaxing.

Hello, my dear friends! Nice to meet you and study english.
I think a lot of people like chocolate or another tasty food likes chocolate. And me too. I adore any kind of chocolate and I am sure I am chococholic. When I was young I can eat all chocolate in my fridge alone. But now I am limited myself, cause it is unhealthy and make you body hat. In general, i eat milk chocolate with nut or may be coconut. I am addicted to it! But i am bet that dark chocolate is more useful for you healthy, body and skin.
But anyway if it chocolate i like it and will be like it always!
I knew about chocolate nothing, i mean about where chocolate appereance, how to get into my country and all about it and i think it is very good to learn something new!
Thanks learnenglish team for this perfect opportunity!

Well!I don't know if it is a waste of time or a hobby,but sometimes I like to play my video game and watch some videos about sports,especially videos and shows about basketball.

Hi,

If I have a more work, I couldn't concentrate my mind to work. In that time, i am getting a little bit break and reading news, scrolling social network like facebook and seeing videos, photos and posts. Then, I can get to work with fresh mind.

Thanks

Basically if I have any work to do,but I don't want to do it, firstly I consider how important the work is or if it has any deadlines... Then if the work isn't that important I put off that work for later.
Or I take a break.. in the meantime, I scroll through social media like facebook, instagram , twitter to catch up with my friends. I also listen to music and just relax.
If I have more time , I watch dramas , movies and read books.
Then I go back to work in a fresh mind.

I want to do anything that help to me,for example I plan for future week and then I check my social media and it's my favorite hobby but it isn't very good for me because I usually use the Internet at night before sleep, so I don't have a nice sleep.I do my homework at the weekend too.

ıf ı have waste time, ı clean my flat.ı don't lıke but ı must too. ı really lıke coffee so ı make turkısh coffee or espresso and listen musıc and look for the fanzine or social media.

Hello!
The information about using the present continuous tense for a definite plans is very useful for me cause I've never known that before. But I'd like to know, do I have to use present continuous tense always when saying about a definite plans or simple future is possible as well?
Thanks!

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