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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].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

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

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Task 3

Carolina 1

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

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Task 4

Carolina 2

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

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

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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.

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

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

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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

The part of "put the lines of the dialogue in the right order" is somewhat difficult.You can't find connections between sentences easily,especially about the supermarket

Hello Mike,
You're completely right! We made a mistake with those exercises, so I've removed them. Thanks for telling us and please let us know if you spot any other problems.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

I liked listening about Bath. I liked the joke .he imitated the polar bear well.  I liked the quiz . I knew  mostly all the answers. the greatest  problem facing humanity is the gab between the poor and the rich, and it is rising .Discussing vocabularies was very useful."I'd rather learn English than French.", "In Egypt, there are about 85 million people." ," oops, I forgot to thank you."   

What do you think is the biggest problem for the world today
I think that the biggest problem is terrible earthquake.
In Japan, Newzealand and another country It occurs frequentley
Most was too small but some was strong enough to destroy the city.
It is disaster that threats our family and life.
Few months ago, I saw the scene of earthquake on recored video.
A lot of people was running away to avoid it. They absolutely looked awful.
A numerous people died and hurt by the disaster.
Also, historic famous buildings was destoried.
In future, I hope it will not occurs again.

excuse me i cannot find the transcript of these podcasts , please help me

Hello Khaled,
To find the transcript, you need to click on 'Instructions & downloads'. Does that help?
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

 dear sir
 I am very happy about this learning English . how i improve my spelling  . have there  any thing learning skill find out for me
     chani 

Hi Chani,
I have bad news for you - spelling in English is a difficult area. There are even spelling competitions for native speakers because it's so hard to know how to spell some words.
Perhaps the main reason for the problem in English is that almost all sounds are spelled in different ways and almost all letters and groups of letters can be pronounced in different ways. But before you get too worried, there are some rules that can help.
For example, if you want to make a comparative or superlative, we add -er or -est to the end of the adjective. However, if the adjective ends in a consonant plus -y we change the 'y' to an 'i'. e.g. lazy - lazier - laziest If the adjective ends in a consonant plus -e we remove the double 'e'. e.g. safe - safer - safest And if the adjective ends in consonant - vowel - consonant, we double the final letter. e.g. big - bigger - biggest However, there are even some exceptions to that complicated rule!
Did you see this page? http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/poems/eye-halve-spelling-chequer
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,
I am studying English, so your site offers me a great manner how to speak English properly.
I enjoy listening to your podcasts!!
Thank you so much for this.

great..... i like it....

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