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Episode 08

In this episode Ravi is planning his holiday and tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about running in the Lake District and special talents. You can also follow Carolina on her weekend trip away. Will everything go to plan?

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.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:51].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Thank you, Peter M.

I'd like to talk about my hobbies. I like reading books when I have free time. Because I think that we should cultivate our mind as soon as possible, especially teenagers. I love exploring new things in the book such as phenomenon, temperature, etc. It is really great to find out something useful in your life.

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Hi everyone! I don't understand when Ravi said "I’ve heard it’s pretty cool though", in this case, what is the meaning of the word "though"?
Thanks so much.

Hello caro.giraldo95,

You can find this and most other words and phrases in the dictionary – see the search box next to the green Look it up! button on the right side of this page. In this case, 'though' is an adverb.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone. Tim says,"people in the countryside have been running up hills...just to see who was fastest...." Why doesn't he say" ...who was ’the‘ fastest"? Thanks.

Hello intestine,

In superlative expressions, the 'the' is sometimes omitted in informal situations. It's also omitted when you're comparing the same person or object across more than one situation. For example, if we're talking about Kílian Jornet as an athlete who does many different sports, we could say he's a tremendous skiier and runner, but he's really best at trail running (we're talking about his participation in different situations here). In the example you ask about, perhaps Tim was thinking of a specific groups of people doing different races.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everybody,
I like to go for a run in the park, mostly several times a week. I started about 3 years ago. Though it was really hard at first and actually it still is, I really enjoy it! It makes me feel energetic and free! It's important to me that I can choose the moment and that I can start immediately after leaving my house. I don't first have to go the gym or another place. Besides that I live very close to the Vondelpark which is a nice spot for running.
Best wishes,
Tante Taat

ufffff i want a lot talents. first dance tango, second play guitarr, and speak very well english and french.

HI WELL MY ACTIVITY IS WALK AND RUN WITH MY DOG, SOMETIMES GONE TO RIDE A BIKE. VERY FUN ANF HEALTH FOR BOTH

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