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Episode 06

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about travel problems, and their guests talk about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and life in Kazakhstan. You can also follow Carolina as she settles in to student life and finds out all about student clubs and societies. Will she join a student club?

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


Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20].

Task 1



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:50].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:44].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I wanna plant many trees and recycle things.

I thing that is very important to take care of others, and the planet. I don't think I do enough, but we need to do anyting else.

Well i really love do things to care the environment.
I tray to recycle and don't throw trash in the floor or the street. I try to do my best and although i can do very much, i try a lot.

All of us can do a little bit to preserve the environment. It's just don't throw garbage in forbidden places, don't pollute rivers and don't consume products from factories that don't respect the environment .

Hello everyone! Like the first woman said, I don't think I do enough. I do as much as I can. I don't throw rubbish everywhere I reach and I don't waste water freely, you know, the pure water are down all over the world. That's all I want to say. BYE!

And, of course, I take a shorter bath than I can, I use to turn off as all things as possible from the outlets at night and use my car only when is really necessary. That's what I do to be green.

Hello everyone! I noticed that this part of Tom the teacher's section has some differences from de audio:

Will: I’m still at school. I’m 16 so I’m doing my GCSE exams this year.
Jodie: I’m 16 as well.
Tom: Yes, she says "I’m sixteen as well". ‘As well’ means the same as ‘too’ in this phrase. You can say "I’m sixteen too" or you can say "I’m sixteen as well".

Actually, Jodie speak first and then Will.

Thanks a lot for your amazing work!

Hello arlisson,

Thanks for pointing that out and sorry for any confusion. I've made a few corrections in the transcript so that it reflects what you hear in the audio. I'm afraid I can't change the audio, but I think it's pretty clear now.

Thanks again for taking the time to point this out to us.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

I am not as green as I would like, but I try to be in the small attitudes of routine.

In Egypt , Our life style is totally green . :D
Because we don't cast down any thing that we have used except the rubbish.