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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

Hello everyone, I want to know how to use Noun Phrase and recognize it when I read. Can you do me a favor with reference to that?
Thanks:-)

Hello again Charles,

Please see our noun phrases page for an explanation of this. By the way, you can save yourself some time by using the search box for our site (at the top of the right margin) and our dictionary search box for vocabulary (at the bottom of the right margin).

Best regards,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

As I say my fancy fruit is durian, you know its heightly tropical, seasoning fruit tree, natively grown in Idoneasia, Malay, Brunai, Phillipince as well countries which have humid temperature. The word durian came from Malay "Duri" its a large fruit with very hard thron shell, containing seeds surrounding highly flavoured, creamy taste eatables with unpleasant smell. it has a good source of carbohydrates, protein as well healthy energy. There are food products like ice creams, milk shakes, cakes etc although I haven't tasted. I am misfortune to have my fruit as it's unavailable in my country which I'v tasted from srilanka. I wish when I am going to have it again.

Dear Kirk help please i got confused .. I knew that if the question is part of the another sentence, the word order changes.
For instance - where is Kirk? - Do you know where Kirk is?
But in this sentence doesnt change ''if you have work and you dont want to do what Do You Do put off working'' It made confused

Hello Eddi,

It looks like a rhetorical statement rather than a reported or indirect question. However, you have written the setence with little punctuation and so it is hard to be sure what it is meant to mean.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for response Peter
question is from the podcast here it is with punctuations-
“If you've got some work to do, but don't want to do it, what do you do to put off working?”

Hello Eddi,

Thanks for identifying where it came from. As you can see in the transcript, this question is inside inverted commas (" "), which makes it a direct question, i.e. a normal sort of question with inversion of the subject and auxiliary verb.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Kirk but correct me if i didn't catch anthing.. here not only question part is in commas but the whole sentence

Hello Eddi,

As Kirk said, the question here is a direct quote.

Ravi: And the question this time is “If you've got some work to do, but don't want to do it, what do you do to put off working?” So, what things do you do to waste time? 

That is why it has a normal question form with an auxiliary verb.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot Peter..Let me ask you last is there any rule that i could know if i should use direct or indirect question or do i have to learn all expressions which goes with indirect questions

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