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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.

Check your understanding

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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

Exercise

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

Hi littlemoon86,

You're right! I've just fixed the answer. Thanks very much for pointing this out to us!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
In (exercise 2 / question 2) above I noticed that one of the possible answers is "what's happened?"
I didn't know we can use the Present Perfect in such situations. I mean I usually would think of using "What happened" instead.

Hi Alaa.82,

I think you're referring to Section 5, exercise 2 (although the same sentence also appears in exercise 1). This is an example of the present perfect used for recent events with present results (the result is the car is damaged; the event is the accident/crash). I believe this use of the present perfect is less common in American English than in British English, and that may be why you have not seen it before.

You can find more information about perfective forms, including present perfect forms here: http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/english-grammar/verbs/perfecti...

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

elementary podcast is emazing.i helps me to learn british accent.thanks a lot

hi tess and ravi..... thank you for your amazing podcast...by the way the  jokes are not very well 

hi everyone.
i would like to have the power of flying and visiting new places quickly ,faster than aero plane.not only flying but also disappearing in one place and then appearing in another.it would be much fun and naughty too.for example.if i had this power ,i would go to  my school and play a trick with a teacher that's been cruel to me.i would enter the class and while the teacher is teaching ,i would roll up his sleeves and then dishevel his hair and he would not know who is doing it.it's only for fun of course but i would also then visit different countries of the world
 

I'm so happy to be a member to the British council.

After  my marriage, when later became a mum, I started not to like myself.  this situation lasted almost 2 years.  I needed a change for myself. I wanted to find the way to like  myself again. so I decided to start swimming again after 10 years . I like swimming cause it makes me  feel good with my body , my soul and my mind.. I don't know how or when this sport started but I'm pretty sure that people used to swim in the sea, rivers and lakes before swimming pools were designed

THank you very much, I like this website , please Adam can you help me to learn colocations,prepositions and phrasal verbs ​please!

Thank you for this file

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