You are here

Episode 05

In this episode Tess shares some good news with Ravi, and their guests talk about Formula 1 and telling the truth. You can also follow Carolina as she takes something back to a shop. Will she get her money back?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:00].

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

Exercise

Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

Exercise

Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:44].

Exercise

Discussion

Télécharger

Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Yes.It's always better to tell the truth.It avoids a lot of problems in the future,and
it's good to be an honest person!

Yes, it's better to tell the truth, but sometime you have to say a small lie

I think,it depands on the situations.Sometime we need to talk

Hello every one
Will , my opinion try yo say the truth as possible as . select the good time and use a cleve method to say it .

Well, it depends on situation . I personally think it's always right to tell the truth..but I think the timing of telling the truth should differ. Truth is always better than lies and there is no doubt about it. But if the bitter truth brings harm immediately to our loved ones then we should wait for the appropriate time to tell them about it.
Otherwise, always speak the truth.

Hi everyone!
I don't think it's a good idea to tell truth always. I had a cases in my life when telling truth could worsen the situation or ruin a relationship. I usually prefer to be silent (if possible) or - yes, to tell a lie.

I do not believe it is always necessary to tell the truth. Sometimes the facts can be painful. as a matter of principle, I think that sometimes it will not be harmed by small lies. every right is not said anywhere.

Hello!
In the section 5 of the podcast Carolina says 'Look, it won't move up or down.' Why does she use simple future tense here? Why not say 'Look, it doesn't move up or down?
In the same section Mr. Parker says 'And you bought this last week?'. I thought he had to say 'And did you buy this last week?'. Or there may be other rules of making questions that I don't know.
Thanks!

Hello Dmevko,

The verb form here is will, which is a modal verb not a future tense. English does not have a future tense, but rather a range of different ways to talk about the future, including some modal verbs. The reason I highlight this is that thinking of will as a future tense leads to confusion in the many examples when it does not have a future meaning.

Here, will describes willingness. Carolina is saying that the zip is refusing to move up or down. We often use this kind of anthropomorphism to inanimate objects when they are not working properly. For example:

Stupid computer! It just won't do what I want it to do!

I tried for ages but the car just won't start when it's below zero.

It's no good. The key just won't turn.

 

There are many ways of asking questions. When we just want information then the normal question form is common:

And did you buy this last week?

 

However, when we already know the answer a question tag is normal:

And you bought this last week, did you?

 

In this case, we can also miss out the tag and simply use intonation to signal a question:

And you bought this last week?

 

I hope that clarifies it for you.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello! I am a bit confused with Task 1. I understand that for each question, I must write numbers in the gap, but I do not understand why I should replace "the word" (which word in the phrase?) "There are 5" (5 words) ? - 5 phrases?) If I see the hidden answers, in the first case they are shown as correct "I bet you were really happy to see it" and
"I can not imagine how you felt" are two sentences that mean the opposite, at least in my language.
Very grateful for your time, I hope mine is not a silly question.

Pages