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Episode 10

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk to Gordon about his adventures making a documentary about whales. Their other guests talk about superpowers. You can also follow Carolina as she’s getting ready to go back to Venezuela for the summer holidays. Is she excited to go home for a visit?

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 [00:25].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Thank you Peter M.
Regards
anaisavecas

dear brithish council team.
into the support pack series 2, episode 10, section seven- excercise 4 here, I have to choose the right answer for each situation: a) zero; b) nil; c) LOVE; d) oh. Before Tom talked about different ways of saying the numeral "0", like nil, zero, hought or oh, but he do not speak about LOVE.
Would do you like explain to me please, uses LOVE?
Thanks

Hello anaisavecas,

We use 'love' to mean 'zero' only in certain sports. Tennis is the most common, but it is also used in other similar sports (badminton etc). Thus we would say a score like 6-2, 6-0 as 'six two, six love'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

If I had a choice to have special power, I would choose the ability to recover life. There are more and more deserts in the world, I really want to plant trees there to recover it. There would be more and more animals so we can protect the environment.

Dear Krik
I just want to ask a question ; the following sentences are grammatically correct but I have a double about the second one , would you please give me your guidance in this case !!
1. The passenger was noted about the schedule change !!
2. The schedule change was informed to passenger !!

Thank you in advance for your attention and sorry if my question is not connected to this podcast

Best regards
Hootan

Hello Hootan,

Neither of those sentneces are natural English, I would say. I would suggest the following:

1. The passenger was informed of the schedule change.

2. The schedule change was passed on to the passenger.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter , Thank you so much for your suggestion.
Regards
Hootan

Hi British Council, I think you should pin the playing audio on top/bottom of the page, so that it won't be scrolled out. It would be more convenient if I don't have to scroll up to pause/play the audio.
Anyway, thank you for your helpful lessons.

Hi samthui7,

Thank you for your suggestion. It's always useful to hear ideas and we'll make a note of this for when we look at changing the site next time.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Last year I wend off for holidays to Vietnam. I visited a National Park quite close to Ho Chin Minh City which wasn't visited a lot by other tourist at that moment. Really nice and quiet! Seeing Gibbons impressed me a lot! Another man and I went with a guide at 5 in the morning to search for them in the jungle. Once the Gibbons started to make the specific sound to demarcate their territory, I got really excited and we went further into the jungle to follow their sound. It was absolutely amazing (haha in Gordon's words) to finally see them high up in the trees. Its was one family with a father. mother and a baby.
Such a waste that these animals are still being hunted on. People just kill the parents to take the baby's as pets. The people working in the park are trying to teach the locals about the nature and try to learn them how to earn money in other ways than hunting. I think this is a very good and positive way to make changes.

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