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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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 1

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

Exercise

Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

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

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 1

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

Exercise

Task 4

Carolina 2

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

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

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

Exercise

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.

Exercise

Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

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

Exercise

Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello, could you tell me please, what's the meaning of bits and pieces , when Ravi said to Darryl in the quiz (We'll send you some bits and pieces.) i look it up but i don't know what does it mean here ? Thank you.

Hi all
I don't understand " what a difference between fences and hedges

Hi tientuu1412,

Have you looked up these two words in the dictionary (see the search box on the right)? The two nouns both separate spaces, but are made of different materials.

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, everyone! I'd like to talk about my home town. I was born in Saint-Petersburg. In common parlance citizen call it as Peter (Russian: [ˈpʲitʲɪr]). Saint Petersburg was the Imperial capital of Russia. Saint Petersburg was founded by the Tsar Peter the Great on May 27 in 1703. Saint Petersburg is a major European cultural center, and also an important Russian port on the Baltic Sea. It's a lovely fantastic beautiful place. There are many magnificent palace, museum, theater and antique building. The most beautiful season is early summer, on June. There are White nights in this time. It's beautiful and magic view. And a fantastic nightlife in this period. There are lots of great place to go at the weekend. Many restaurants, cafe, pubs and other place for rest. I love my city!

in this podcast mary says 'i am cooking the dinner' for future . can we say 'i am going to cook the dinner' or we have to say ' i am going to cook the dinner in the evening'

Hello zameel20,

These two forms (present continuous and 'going to') are both used for futures which have been decided before.  'Going to' is used for planned futures ('We're going to visit the UK this summer') or future events for which we can see evidence ('Look at her face - she's going to cry').  The present continuous is used for future events which are arranged and agreed ('We're visiting my parents on Saturday').  It is not necessary to use time references with any of these forms, but we often do use them.

Obviously, there is a degree of overlap here, and often both forms are possible; which is chosen will depend upon how the speaker views the event, and on the context in which the sentence is used.  For this reason, all three of the sentences you suggest are possible.

For more information on future forms and an exercise to practise them take a look at this page.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Peter M,
is there ant chance to practice speaking online? I need advanced speaker )

Hello Ssana,

I'm sorry, but that is not a service that we can currently provide, as we are a very small team and the site has millions of users. If you do an internet search for "language exchange" or "conversation exchange", you might be able to find something.

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I'm agree with the first opinion . I think the biggest problem facing humanity today is selfishness. Everybody knows there are a lot of problems but anyone does nothing to change it if is not in a personal benefit.

hi all
i want to ask in this exercise above why this clause wrong
we'd rather pay by cridet card than pay cash.

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