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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.

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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

Hi everyone,
I need samples of the ielts to study.I want to write in the coming months
Please if you do have some samples of questions, kindly send them to me via XXXXXXXXX
Any relevant information is welcomed.
Thank you all

Hello BobbyV,

I'd recommend you look for the free practice tests available on TakeIELTS. The reason your contact information has been crossed out is that the sharing of such information is against our House Rules. In any case, I think you'll find TakeIELTS very useful.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I dont get some phrases in the first exercise: 'i should give the hospital a ring later' or 'pop round to the hospital' or 'do they own you any overtime' ???. i really confuse.
if i'm not mistaken, maybe those mean 'i should go to the hospital to visit my uncle' and then sue said: 'you should go earlier and look for hospital'... oh i dont get it.... please explain those for me.
thanks so much

Hello Anh Dung Phan,

You should be able to find 'give a ring' and 'pop round' in the dictionary (see the search box on the lower right side of this page). If your employer 'owes you overtime' (note it should be 'owes', not 'owns'), it means they need to pay you 'overtime' (you can find that in the dictionary, too). If you still don't understand after looking these phrases up in the dictionary, please ask again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team 

Hello everyone!
I'm çonfuse how to solve section 7 and exercise 2 plz help me

Hello Sadaf-farhan,

To do this exercise, you need to take the verb that apears in brackets after each gap – for example, the verb after the first gap is 'move' – and put the parts of the continuous form that are missing in the gap. Sometimes, as in the first gap, only one word (the -ing part of the verb) is needed; other times, as in the second gap, two or more words are needed.

You can always check each answer using the Check Answers button or see all of them by pressing Submit.

I hope this helps you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

If I've got work to do and I don't want to do it I spend a lot of time on my computer, going onto the internet and surf around, check my Facebook, my blog, internet-forum. I drink tea with my colleags and talk about our children or economc news. Sometimes I call my friends and go out for smoking (we can't smoke in the office). But in general I'm completely disciplined.

i am confused in what Tom said about the present continuous
Jamie said: what are we all doing this morning ?
he specified the time - this morning - but his father replied him about the future!

Hello Mohammed53,

It's great that you noticed this! The present continuous is used very frequently to speak about planned or arranged future events. See our talking about the future page for more on this, but if that doesn't clarify your question, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Mohammed53,

Perhaps I've missed it, but in the transcript I couldn't find any reply to this question that specified the afternoon. They talked about cooking and taking a walk and perhaps stopping for a pint, and perhaps these actions might continue into the afternoon, but as I understand it, these actions all at least were going to begin in the morning. In the UK, the morning is a long stretch of time, from sunrise until at least 12:00, so one can do quite a lot in that period of time. 

I'm not sure I've addressed exactly what you were asking about, but I hope so!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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