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Episode 07

In this episode Ravi is having a bad day and he tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about the English city of Bath and global problems facing humanity. You can also follow Carolina as she goes away for the weekend with the Conservation Society. Will they have a good trip?

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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:24].


Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:24].


Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:08].


Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:08].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].


Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].

Summary: The person who wrote the sentences in the exercise lives in the tropics and likes it there. What he most enjoys doing in his free time is seeing soap operas, as well as sunbathing. He doesn't like doing exercise but he does like very spicy food.


Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].


Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].




Language level

Intermediate: B1


my home town is Cairo in Egypt it is capital of Egypt it is big city. There are the Nil river and presidential palace . It is beautiful city and there are many beautiful building and places lik Opera House it is very beautiful build in down town there are many activities like dancing , singing theater and people every where came to show activities. There are many beautiful places like restaurant and cinema .There are Egyptian museum has its many monuments of pharaonic how their lives . I don't like the crowded it is little crowed but it is very beautiful city.

i dont understand , when rita said "it really isnt the end of the world" what does she means?

Hello Chickenteriyaki,

You can find 'end of the world' in our dictionary (Cambridge Dictionaries Online, see the search box on the lower right) and I think that will clarify what she meant. If not, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, everybody! I agree with other members that the biggest problem facing humanity - incomprehension between people. And that is worse if people don't want to understand other people.

As I am Maldivian shortly define, Maldives is a tropical nation in the Indian ocean consist of 26 coral atoll which is made up of 1100 islands with a population of 326,536 people. Our country is mainly noted for varities of coral reefs, species of fishes, turtles, dolphin, whales etc. surrounding the island we have supper beautiful beaches with amazing under water world. but unfortunately we r suffering for land and its being increased by our government as a result Hulhu Mal'e is an artificial island. but am happy to say we have the world best beach environment.

Hello my name is Rosa

I am from Mexico, I have been livibg here for the longest. My hometown is Leon Gto. it is in the center of the mexican country, our population is around 1.300.00. Leon Gto. is called the Shoe capital, is to be said that children since five years old already know how to make shoes jiji, in a way almost every young person knows the process of making shoes, also our specialty is leather shoes authentic leather shoes. People from all over cities, and towns sometimes even from other countries come to supply for shoes , although the most in these days is exporting it.
Also 67 km from my hometown is the capital of Leon, which is called GUANAJUATO CAPITAL, there is the independence town where our civil war took place, there is all kinds of sight seeing but the most wanted to see attraction is the mummies that we have in the museum it is called, "LAS MOMIAS DE GUANAJUATO". It is a great experience I myself have been there many times and experience seeing dead people now called mummies in a glass boxes where you can admire them. Hopefully one day you can come to Leon Gto. Mexico and enjoy our museums, mummies, and shoes, and our specialty "carnitas" which is pork chopped in pieces and fried in huge casseroles, also "guacamayas" which is like a baguette bread although smaller with fried pork skin inside the bread and with tomatoe and onion spicy salsa on top. It is much more to talk about , but it will be better if one day you just stop by and visit. be sure to contact me for a tour.

the biggest problem fancing the humanity or unlees Mexico are the politcs¡¡¡

The biggest problem of humanity is to lake of understanding each other either nation to nation or people to people nobody want to understand others problem ,needs and right wrong.

Here i'm discus my city Karachi, its history, likes and dislikes.Karachi is the bigist city and business center of Pakistan .Located at the coastline of Arabian sea and have a rich history . Alexander the great are also arrived and stay here for prepare his fleet for betel . The old name of Karachi is Kolachi which was and old balochi women have a full name of My Colachi.These were the old community of the Makran,Balochistan whos establish a small fishing village here. Different time in history many people of mughals and British were playing there role to develop this city.Now a days it is the commercial hub of Pakistan and central Asia . The thing which i like most of this city is that this is a multicultural city and accept everyone of different nation very well.It's also called Uroos-ul-belad mean city of bride and city of light .Karchi have many historical places of british rule an thosend of visitors visit there.

Hi everybody, I want to talk about the biggest problem facing humanity today.

I think the biggest problem facing humanity is the greed of western. they want all the resources of the world. so they don't hesitate to start wars or civil wars in a country. all the wars and the civil wars in the world because of the greed of western. everyday thousands of people are dying in the civil wars.

this is the biggest problem facing humanity, I think.