Episode 01

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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.

Transcript

Section 1 - “Susan, this is Paul” – introducing your friends

Ravi: Hello, and welcome to LearnEnglish elementary podcast number one. My name’s Ravi…

Tess: … and I’m Tess. We’re your presenters and we’ve got lots of things for you to listen to today, but before we start, I think we should introduce ourselves. Ravi?

Ravi: OK … erm … I’m Ravi.

Tess: Or, I tell you what, I’ll introduce you and you can introduce me. How about that?

Ravi: Well, OK then. Erm, this is Tess. She’s from London. She’s … how old are you?

Tess: None of your business, Ravi!

Ravi: And she loves dancing and riding her mountain bike. OK?

Tess: OK. And this is Ravi. He comes from Manchester. He’s 23. Oh … aren’t you?

Ravi: Oh yes.

Tess: He likes football, and … he’s a great cook.

Ravi: Thanks! And there’s one more person for you to meet. I’d like to introduce our producer, Gordon. Say hello to everyone Gordon!

Gordon: Hello! Pleased to meet you!

Ravi and Tess: Hi Gordon

Tess: And how are you today?

Gordon: Very well thank you Tess.

Section 2: I’d like to meet

Tess: Good! We’ll speak to Gordon again later in the show but now it’s time to get on with our programme. We’ve got an excellent show for you today, and let’s start with our first section, called ‘I’d like to meet’. We ask people a simple question – which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet? And of course, we ask them to explain why. Our guest today on ‘I’d like to meet’ is Zara Heller from Bristol. Hello Zara and welcome to the show.

Zara: Hello.

Ravi: Hi Zara.

Tess: And what do you do Zara?

Zara: I’m a student, I’m in my last year at school, I’m 16.

Tess: Right. Now let’s ask the question. So Zara, which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet?

Zara: I’d like to meet Angelina Jolie.

Ravi: Angelina Jolie. Great - good choice! Tell us a bit about her.

Zara: She’s an American film actress, she was in ‘Tomb Raider’, and she’s an ambassador for the United Nations too.

Tess: And why did you choose her to talk about today?

Zara: Well, because I really admire her. She’s a famous film star with a lot of money and a famous celebrity film star husband, but she really cares about helping people and she uses her money and her fame to help children and people who are very poor or have a difficult life. I saw a film about her on MTV the music channel – it was a video diary of her visiting Africa and talking about how to stop poverty, and they were really simple things, and I thought it was really cool because MTV doesn’t usually show programmes like that, it’s usually just music videos and things, but because she’s famous and beautiful then people want to see her so she can get a lot of attention for the things that she wants to change.

Tess: Do you like her films? Do you think she’s a good actress?

Zara: Yes I do. I don’t think she’s a great actress, but she’s a good actress, and she’s so beautiful that you just want to look at her all the time.

Ravi: Yeah.

Zara: I think she’s one of the most beautiful women in the world. I love watching her, I love all her films.

Ravi: And what would you like to talk to her about Zara?

Zara: I’d like to talk about her trips to different places all around the world, and about Hollywood, and her family and about what people like me can do to help poor children.

Tess: Well thank you very much Zara. That was really interesting. Personally, I’d like to talk to her about her husband, Brad Pitt. I think he’s gorgeous.

Ravi: OK Tess, calm down. Erm, for all of you listening, we’d like to hear from you. Which famous person, dead or alive, would you like to meet? And why? Email us at learnenglishpodcast@britishcouncil.org, that’s learnenglishpodcast - all one word – AT - britishcouncil – all one word DOT org, that’s o-r-g. Let us know which famous person you would like to meet and why. 

Section 3: Quiz

Tess: OK. Now it’s quiz time. Every week we’ll have a little quiz to get you thinking. This week it’s the ten second quiz. It’s very easy. We give you a topic and you give as many answers as you can - in 10 seconds. Our two players today are Daniel – Daniel’s 16 and comes from London. Hello Daniel.

Daniel: Hi

Tess: And Alice – Alice is also 16 and she comes from Liverpool. Hi Alice.

Alice: Hello

Tess: Do you both know what to do? OK. We give you a topic, and you have to write down all the words you can think of. For example, we say ‘bathroom’, and you write a list, bath, soap, shampoo, and so on. As quick as you can. Got the idea?

Alice: Yeah

Tess: Good. Okay. Let’s play. You’ve got ten seconds to write down … things you can find in a kitchen. OK? So, for example you could say ‘microwave oven’. OK? Things you can find in a kitchen. Go! (sound of clock ticking) OK, Daniel. How many?

Daniel: Erm, five, Tess.

Tess: How about you, Alice?

Alice: Erm, seven, I think.

Tess: OK, let’s hear your seven words, Alice. Things you find in a kitchen.

Alice: Erm, fridge. Cooker. Pans. Plates. Knife, fork, spoon.

Tess: That’s seven. Well done, Alice. How many did you get, Ravi?

Ravi: Oh, the clock makes me nervous – I can’t think when the clock’s ticking like that. Maybe the question next week will be about football.

Tess: Thanks Daniel, thanks Alice. And if any of you listening have a good game we can play in quiz time, write to us and let us know. The address is learnenglishpodcast@britishcouncil.org. We’d love to hear your ideas for games we can play. What’s next, Ravi?

Section 4: Our person in...

Ravi: The next part of the show is called ‘Our person in’. We’ll listen to people in interesting places all over the world telling us something about life in the country they’re in. Today, we’ll hear from Mike Southern. Mike is … Our man in New York.

Mike: New York. What do you think of? Skyscrapers. Taxis. Noise. People. John Lennon said that New York is the capital city of the world – and it certainly feels that way.

But in the centre of this exciting, noisy, polluted city there is a place to find peace and quiet. A short walk from busy Fifth Avenue in Manhattan you’ll find Central Park. Central Park is the green heart of New York City and over 25 million people come here each year to escape the city. People run, swim, climb or simply sit and read a book in the huge park’s different scenery. And it’s not just for people. Lots of rare birds have made their home in the park and there are legends of big cats hiding in the dark trees.

Although it looks completely natural, the park is man made, created over 150 years ago. Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux designed the park at a time when the city was a very crowded, dirty and unhealthy place to live. They wanted to make a place where rich and poor people could find fresh air in the dirty city.

It does the same job today. As a friend of mine always tells me, “Life in New York would be impossible without Central Park”

Tess: Wow! Really interesting. We’ll hear from another one of our people next time. Or if you’d like to write in and tell us something interesting about your city or town, we’d love to hear from you. You can send it to us at learnenglishpodcast@britishcouncil.org

Section 5: Your turn

Tess: Now we’re going out into the street to listen to ‘Your Turn’

Ravi: In this part of the show, we go out into the street to find out what people think about our question of the day. And today we’re going to ask a question about celebrities - like film stars, actors, singers – who promote charities and ask people to give them money or aid. At the beginning of the show, we listened to Zara from Bristol talking about Angelina Jolie. Zara talked about Angelina Jolie’s work for charity. And nowadays, lots of famous people – celebrities - do the same. But is it a good idea? So today’s question is … ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’

Tess: Hmm. ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’ Interesting question. Let’s listen to the answers.

Voice 1: I think it’s a good thing. People don’t want to listen to boring politicians but everyone likes celebrities so they listen to what they have to say. When Bob Geldof and Bono organised Live8 a few years ago, everybody was talking about how to end poverty in Africa. My little brother was only twelve years old, but he was talking about it. That can’t be bad.

Voice 2: I hate it. The celebrities only want publicity, and they want us to think that they’re really nice people, you know, they care about the world, they care about poverty, so they can sell more records. But it’s a big lie. They’re not interested in poor people or the charities at all.

Voice 3: Why is it a problem? The charities need money, and if celebrities can help them to get more, then what’s wrong with that? I think that some celebrities only want publicity, but, well, who cares! The charities get some money, that’s the really important thing.

Voice 4: If you think for example, Angelina Jolie or George Clooney is really cool, then you want to do the same things that they do. So you might give to charity too because you want to copy your favourite star. I think it’s a good thing. Helping people is cool nowadays.

Voice 5: I think the celebrities do it because they copy other celebrities. Everyone’s doing it nowadays – it’s the fashion to do work for charity. I hate it. These film stars make millions of dollars for a film and live in houses that cost millions of dollars, and travel in private planes and stay in expensive hotels. And then they go and visit some ‘poor people’. It’s ridiculous.

Ravi: OK, some interesting answers there.

Tess: Hmm. Do you have an opinion about this question? We’d love to know what you think. ‘Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity?’ Or do you have an idea for a question that we could ask on Your Turn? Send us an email at learnenglishpodcast@britishcouncil.org - and we can take your question into the street.

Section 6: Carolina

Ravi: OK. Now – it’s time to meet Carolina. Carolina is from Venezuela and she’s visiting Britain for the first time. It’s a big adventure for her – she’s going to live, study and she hopes, have a good time here in the UK – and we’re going with her!

Tess: Carolina’s going to study in Newcastle in the north-east of England. She speaks very good English but this is her first visit to Britain, so some things are very strange for her. We’re going to follow Carolina in our podcasts and listen to some of the conversations that she has in lots of different situations. Today we’re going to hear what happened when she first arrived in Britain from Venezuela. Here’s Carolina at Heathrow airport in London. Let’s listen to her conversation at Immigration Control.

Carolina: Excuse me. Am I in the right line for immigration?

Woman: Erm, I don’t know dear. It depends. What nationality are you?

Carolina: Venezuelan.

Woman: No, no, this queue’s for British and European Union members. You need to go … over there – where it says ‘Other passport holders’. Can you see?

Carolina: Oh, yes, OK, thank you.

Immigration Officer: Good evening.

Carolina: Good evening.

Immigration Officer: Where have you travelled from today?

Carolina: From Venezuela, from Caracas.

Immigration Officer: Can I see your passport please? … Thank you. Is this your first visit to the UK?

Carolina: Yes it is.

Immigration Officer: And what are you going to do here?

Carolina: I’m a student. I’m going to study at the University of Newcastle.

Immigration Officer: Is it a full-time course or a part-time course?

Carolina: Erm, full-time, it’s a full-time course.

Immigration Officer: Hmm.

Carolina: I’ve got my letter from the university here. Do you want to see it?

Immigration Officer: Yes please.

Carolina: Here you are.

Immigration Officer: Thank you. And how long is the course? How long do you intend to stay in the country?

Carolina: Three years.

Immigration Officer: Three years. Hmm.

Carolina: Yes, that’s right.

Immigration Officer: Do you intend to work in this country?

Carolina: Oh, no, no, I’m not going to work, well maybe in the university holidays, but the British Embassy in Caracas said that was OK.

Immigration Officer: Yes, that’s correct. Students can work in the holidays.

Carolina: Is everything OK?

Immigration Officer: Yes, everything seems to be in order. I just need to stamp your passport with today’s date. Here you are. Passport and letter.

Carolina: Thank you.

Immigration Officer: I hope you enjoy your stay. Newcastle’s a very nice place. Go down the stairs and turn left to collect your baggage.

Carolina: Thank you very much.

Immigration Officer: Good evening sir. And where have you travelled …….

Tess: Hmm. Carolina did really well there. Airports can be so difficult.

Ravi: I think she did really well, too. I hope she can come and join us in the studio soon. I’d like to meet her.

Section 7 - The joke

Ravi: Well, that’s almost the end …

Tess: Wait a minute Ravi. Don’t forget Gordon.

Ravi: Gordon? What do you mean?

Tess: He wants to tell a joke.

Ravi: Oh no

Tess: Don’t be horrible. Gordon! Joke time! Come on Gordon! Are you ready?

Gordon: Yes, I’m here.

Ravi: I hope this is good Gordon.

Gordon: How long have I got?

Ravi: One minute – at the most.

Gordon: OK then. Erm, right. A chicken walks into a library…

Ravi: A chicken?

Gordon: Yeah. A chicken walks into a library, walks up to the counter and says to the librarian “Book, book”. The librarian gives the chicken two books – she puts the books on the chicken’s head – and the chicken walks out of the library.

One hour later, the chicken walks back into the library. It walks up to the counter and says to the librarian “Book, book”. The librarian gives the chicken two books and the chicken walks out of the library.

An hour later, this happens again. “Book, book”, and the chicken walks out of the library with two books on its head. But this time the librarian thinks, “Hmm, this is strange” so she decides to follow the chicken. She goes out of the library and follows the chicken. The chicken crosses the road, walks along the street, turns the corner, until it comes to the lake. Sitting by the lake is a big, fat frog. The chicken gives the books to the frog and the frog looks at them and says “Read it, Read it”.

Tess: Oh Gordon, that’s terrible.

Ravi: And that’s the end of this part of the show. We have to go now but don’t go away. After this little break you’re going to hear Tom, our English teacher. After every show, Tom talks about the language you heard and gives you ideas to help you learn. So, don’t go away, but we’ll say goodbye now. See you next time.

Tess: Bye! Don’t forget to send us your emails! Here’s that address one more time. It’s learnenglishpodcast2britishcouncil.org.

Tom the teacher

Tom: Hi, I’m Tom. At the end of every podcast you’ll hear from me. I’m going to talk about some of the language you heard in the programmes and talk about ways to help you learn English. Remember Carolina in the airport? Listen to part of her conversation again.

Immigration Officer: Is this your first visit to the UK?

Carolina: Yes it is.

Immigration Officer: And what are you going to do here?

Carolina: I’m a student. I’m going to study at the University of Newcastle.

Tom: Carolina and the Immigration Officer are talking about the future – Carolina’s time in Britain. To talk about the future they both use ‘going to’. The Immigration Officer says “And what are you going to do here?” and Carolina says “I’m going to study at the University of Newcastle”. They both used ‘going to’ to talk about the future because they are talking about plans. When the Immigration Officer says “What are you going to do here?” he’s asking Carolina what her plan is. And she says “I’m going to study” because that’s her plan – she decided it before she left Venezuela.

So, we use ‘going to’ to talk about future plans. But listen to another part of Carolina’s conversation.

Immigration Officer: Thank you. And how long is the course? How long do you intend to stay in the country?

Carolina: Three years.

Immigration Officer: Three years. Hmm.

Carolina: Yes, that’s right.

Immigration Officer: Do you intend to work in this country?

Carolina: Oh no, no, I’m not going to work, well maybe in the university holidays, but the British Embassy in Caracas said that was OK. 

Tom: The Immigration Officer said “How long do you intend to stay in the country?” and “Do you intend to work in this country?” Again he was asking about Carolina’s future plans – but he said “Do you intend”. “Intend” is a formal way to talk or ask about plans. You might hear this verb, “intend”, at an airport immigration desk or on an immigration form. It’s another way to ask about your plans. One more thing. Did you notice that when Carolina arrived at the desk the Immigration Officer said “Good evening”? He didn’t say “Goodnight”. Do you know why not? We only say “goodnight” when we say goodbye or when we go to bed. When we meet someone after around 5 o’clock in the afternoon we say “Good evening” and we only say “goodnight” to people before we go home or before we go to bed.

OK. In another part of the show we heard Daniel and Alice playing a game. Listen to part of it again.

Tess: You’ve got ten seconds to write down things you can find in a kitchen. … OK, Daniel how many?

Daniel: Erm, five, Tess.

Tess: How about you, Alice?

Alice: Erm, seven, I think.

Tess: OK, let’s hear your seven words, Alice. Things you find in a kitchen.

Alice: Erm fridge. Cooker. Pans. Plates. Knife, fork, spoon.

Tom: I hope all of you have a notebook where you keep new words – a vocabulary notebook. Think about how you put new words into your notebook. Do you put them in alphabetically? All the words beginning with ‘A’, then all the words beginning with ‘B’? Or do you organise your new words another way? Some people put words into their notebooks in word families. They put words together that are connected in some way. For example, you could have a page in your vocabulary notebook called ‘kitchen’ and you could keep all the words from the game – fridge, cooker, pan – all of those words – on the ‘kitchen’ page of your notebook. You could have pages for, say, sports –‘football’, ‘tennis’ ‘bowling’ and so on. And you can write more than just the words – you can write the verbs that go with the words – ‘play’ football but ‘go’ bowling or ‘go’ skiing. There’s no right way or wrong way to keep your new vocabulary. You have to find the way that helps you remember the new words.

OK. Oh, erm, by the way, if there are any words from the game that you don’t know remember that you can find them on the website. You can read all of the podcast and if you click on a word it’ll take you to a dictionary that tells you what the word means. We’ll give you that address again at the end – so go and find a pen to write it down!

Right, finally, after every podcast I’ll try to show you something that you can try to use in your own English. This week I heard this interesting expression:

Carolina: Excuse me. Am I in the right line for immigration?

Woman: Erm, I don’t know dear. It depends. What nationality are you?

Tom: Now. There are two things there I want to talk about. Firstly, the old lady called Carolina “dear” – she said “I don’t know dear”. Sometimes, older people might call you “dear”. It’s a friendly, affectionate thing to do. But be careful! It might sound a bit strange if you try to use it yourself.

The other thing I noticed was that the old lady said “It depends”. She didn’t know the answer because she needed more information. Can you translate “it depends” into your language? Try to use it in English this week.

OK. I’m going to stop there. I’ll talk to you all again next time. Remember you can send your questions to me at learnenglishpodcast@britishcouncil.org. I’ll be happy to answer your questions! In a moment you’ll hear the address for the website where you can read everything you’ve heard in this podcast.

Right. That’s all for this time. Bye for now! See you next time.

Check your understanding

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Tess and Ravi

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Carolina 

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Submitted by Mikhail K. on Sat, 02/05/2020 - 09:13

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Hi, everyone. Thanks for this podcast. It helps me to improve my English. As regards idea when celebrities to do their work for charity I think it is good. They can help poor people and do world around of us more kind.

Submitted by Aabaajajah on Fri, 24/04/2020 - 00:22

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In my opinion, it is a good idea. The reason for that is celebrities have a huge number of followers and lovers. This reason could make people from different places to do work for charity from different places in this world since those celebrities are being role models for many peoples around us & having a very big impact on the followers. Adding to that, the charity will get benefits from those celebrities. Furthermore, through celebrities we will get to know more about charities since we did not hear about different types of charities.

Submitted by leena on Thu, 23/04/2020 - 09:20

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this is a good thing to give a poor people the charity

Submitted by Abel on Tue, 21/04/2020 - 00:45

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Of cours that is a good way to help needed people, It doesn' matter if the famouse people are looking for to appear in the magazine cover or in the newspaper, it realy doesn´t matter if the main objetive is reached, I mean help people.

Submitted by cris-lane-brandao on Mon, 20/04/2020 - 13:00

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Everyone is welcome when the goal is to help and show solidarity with others, including famous people. The greatness of helping others lies in doing good without looking at whom. If it is financial aid, it should be done anonymously.

Submitted by Adriana Leite on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 14:12

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I think it’s a good thing. They use a little of their money for charity.

Submitted by zabiullah on Sun, 19/04/2020 - 10:55

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i think, this is the best idea for celebrities to work for charaties all around the globe. if the rich people or celebrities donate their money or establish orphanges, school, universities in the poor countries, we could exactly stop the poverty, unempolyments and violences all across the world. some people beleive the celebrities work for themselves, but my piont of view, this is not true. some celebrities might work for themselves but most of them work to reduce poverty, iliteracy and so on.

Submitted by stephbertalse on Sat, 18/04/2020 - 09:57

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Helping people is something from childhood. If your parents haven't taught(learn)you to help, you tend to help. In essence, people have help. But our parents shape it. Can be shaped but not changed in our characters

Submitted by rouaa59 on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 22:24

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should all celebrities are a charity and donate, it's Social responsibility , for example the player doesn't just can donate money, he can play charity match.

Submitted by sarapersian on Wed, 15/04/2020 - 10:01

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we are the main reason for the poverty in the world by our bad habits. we we change the climate by our industry and meal habits. but we can help poor people by producing greenhouse gasses as less as possible. because these gasses change the climate and cause drought in some countries. so they get poor and jobless. it has also some more effects that I am not going to write all of them here. I am just gonna ask you to do these 3 simple things to help poor and hungry people in the world: 1- decrease eating cow meat and its other products. because it produces too much methane gas. 2- decrease producing rubbish as much as you can. 3- plant trees as much as you can. because trees can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere. I think famous people can encourage others to do positive activities. they have too many fans and followers.

Submitted by Elodie on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 17:00

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I think it's a good idea if the reason to do it is honest, if they really want to help.. but, some celebrities to do it for to be more famous and to appear a good person..

Submitted by Bu shaikhah on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 12:53

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I will talk about a man from Saudi Arabia his name Ali Algamdi. He has cared the Orphans and people very poor in Africa for 17 years ago. He doesn’t has celebrity and famous just because it doesn’t have a children so that decided to care and help poor people although it doesn’t have a lot of money and won house however he helped more than 7000 people very poor. He lives in apartment with annual rent. During a little months his wife gave birth to sons. He doesn’t have money and he cared with poor people. What about celebrities and famous who they have a money and more Capabilities and abilities.
He isn't fame in addition to that he isn't a rich man but he want support Orphans. Also he fames with a nickname Orphans father because he help 7000 of poor people over 17 years. all Saudi news channel talked about him and they hosted him on the channel.

Submitted by Nilar on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 11:48

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Yes. It is a good idea because the celebrities are famous already and they are easy to get money by entertaining or asking donation to the people. It is a good deeds to help poor although they want more fame and interest to them. And it is also the same chariy as we did. I like their idea and it is aslo indirect way to help poor people on behhalf of us.

Submitted by Mahmoudsarhan on Sun, 12/04/2020 - 08:04

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Arabian celebrities just imitate theire peers in European. But they want only publicity , thy live in villas that cost millions of pounds .

Submitted by Gustavo_Guarnieri on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 13:56

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I think if they have this lot of money, yes!

Submitted by Giulio on Sat, 11/04/2020 - 11:59

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Before i answer, i really want to thank British Council (and Tess and Ravi as well) for this great free podcast!. I think it'a good idea for celebrity to give charity to poor people. I mean, most of those people don't know how spend their money! Giving to charity could be a great deal, because they could improve their popularity and at the same time helping people.

Submitted by H_L on Fri, 10/04/2020 - 21:48

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I think It's a fantastic idea, Although I believe they are only doing it for fame and they don't have good intentions, lots of people adore them, and they'll copy them and give to charity following the example of movie stars and famous actors.

Submitted by Bu shaikhah on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 04:50

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I think we all must help and work for the charity. Celebrates in the world they have a lot of the money to give charities for that I support this idea.

Submitted by Larcio Jr on Wed, 08/04/2020 - 04:16

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Hi guys, wazzup?! I've learned a lot of English on my course and on here as well and I have a lot of fun listen to podcasts on here, but I know that my English isn't good and enough to chat for a long time, however I try my best day to day and I believe I'll soon be able to speak better. The teacher Tom's advice, in the episode 1, when he says he use notes with new learned word from his Russian course is great!!! And I do it in that way, however Instead of I use new words, I add all the new phrases on my Anki and I that app really reminds me all the word I learn...

Submitted by Marah. on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 21:46

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Hi team learnEnglish I like learnEnglish elementary podcast, because it improved my English, For me i would like to meet Jason statham because the actr is so amazing and I like all his films. For the question in section 5, i think it’s good idea because the poor people benefit from the charity. Thanks

Submitted by Marah. on Sun, 05/04/2020 - 01:40

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Hi team learnEnglish I like learnEnglish elementary podcast, because it improved my English, For me i would like to meet Jason statham because the actr is so amazing and I like all his films. For the question in section 5, i think it’s good idea because the poor people benefit from the charity. Thanks

Submitted by Bruno2020 on Sat, 28/03/2020 - 16:18

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I think that is a good thing to them to do.Because in the position that they are,they are able to do great things for people that there is in need.Surely is a good thing.

Submitted by Kld_h on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 23:46

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I think the celebrities are intelligent people. They can use their celebrity to get a lot of support to doing something charity , like financial support for traveling and their hotel staying , a lot of gifts and and and so on.

Submitted by Sulayli on Sat, 21/03/2020 - 11:18

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Celebrities doing charity work to be more fame, get financial support to travel around the world and living well. But there effects on fans makes them support charity works which keep up many authorities still working in Africa and many other countries.

Submitted by IMS on Mon, 16/03/2020 - 11:52

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Yes, definitely. Celebrities have a more chance to focus on big problems as a poverty, environment pollution and etc.

Submitted by New_user on Thu, 12/03/2020 - 07:12

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Since I don't have any knowledge whether celebrities to do this holly work for getting attention, I believe that the end result is more important. Charity is raised to help poor's who are going through miseries and pains. Everyone has some profession and celebrities too. I think celebrities or spoke person have a great influence over different sections of societies. People use to follow their hero's/heroins. If celebrities do promote charity it will just not help the poor's but also sends a kin message to the society that as a human our first responsibility is to serve humankind.

Submitted by Liudmyla_19 on Wed, 19/02/2020 - 15:13

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I just like listening to music, and I listen to songs in different languages ​​of the world, but most of my playlist are songs in English, because there are mostly cool tracks in that language. I translate all the songs into my native Ukrainian, to get even more into the meaning of the song.

Submitted by luoS wolloH on Mon, 17/02/2020 - 21:57

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I think it's very hypocritical. Celebrities want only hype, and they want to show themselves as wonderful people who care about the poor, hungry, homeless, etc., but rich celebrities don't give a f**k about these people's lives. For "benefactors" it's a scheme - came, paid, raised his popularity, left, and earned on the hype even more. Bill Gates bought an ecological yacht for 645 million dollars - for this money could have fed and provided education to a lot of people in need, but no! It's better to have a pool, a massage parlor, a yoga studio. Let the children die of hunger, but we have an eco yacht... So, there are many real people who want to help others, and not make a show of it.

Submitted by Barabolya on Sun, 16/02/2020 - 08:49

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I believe that the celebrity charity is a great opportunity to show people around the world in what conditions people have to live and what a global problem it is. People create idols for themselves: popular film actors, athletes and other celebrities. And seeing their dedication, fans want to imitate them in this too, and they begin to help needy people around the world. I sincerely hope that they do this not for the sake of glory, but only in order to open our eyes and help to see that we should help to the children of Asia and Africa in this difficult time...

Submitted by Hamza USLU on Sat, 15/02/2020 - 14:04

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Charities needs more money everytime because they don't have another income so Celebrities provide an advertising for them also they encourage all people to help poor people and charities.

Submitted by Israa Moha on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:55

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I believe that charity is really a great thing to do every time and every where. It is not monopolies to money but actions also. Celebrations to support a charity is great idea but if there is more side effects I think not. The smile of your friend or of every one you know him or not. We must stack our world with love and fulfillment.

Submitted by Israa Moha on Wed, 12/02/2020 - 06:28

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Really, I would like to meet Thomas Edison ,The famous American inventor. I want to set with him and drink a tea, then I will ask him about photovoltaic cells, How we can solve this issue?!, I think he will solve huge amounts of questions, anyways I think this will help us to change the way of think in this branch. It just a dream!

Submitted by Aljona on Tue, 11/02/2020 - 17:06

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I rather everybody should do work for charity. It's kind and wise. They care about themselves helping the world.

Submitted by Najarra on Sat, 08/02/2020 - 23:02

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I guess it's a great action regardless who is doing such thing. We don't need to be a celebrity to help our neighbour and, unlike concordance some people, we don't even need to recognised by the world!! Sorry, but this is my real opinion!!

Submitted by namrata jaiswal on Fri, 07/02/2020 - 06:03

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In my opinion, it is good idea for celebrities to do some work for charity but nowdays they have made it the the medium of becoming more popular. They should help the destitue without showing off. They have a huge amount of money. instead of investing only for themselves ,should build someone's life.

Submitted by noenatal on Thu, 06/02/2020 - 19:56

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I think it's good, but like all the things, need some caution and try to know the money's destination and if it's arriving on the place he needs.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 27/01/2020 - 06:11

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In my opinion, it is very valuable for everybody to aid poor people, but I think most of the famous celebrities do work charity for commercial and business purposes and I don't agree with this.

Submitted by zahraaaa on Fri, 24/01/2020 - 16:40

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it's a constructive idea to building a place for people who need fresh air or spend their spare time there. another thing that i'd like to point is it is a good way that celebrities assist with charities.

Submitted by Tun Yee on Thu, 23/01/2020 - 16:40

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For me, it's great for celebrities to do work for charity because people pay more attention and love to celebrities then to politicians. Audience love chances to participate with their favorite celebrities in helping needy persons.

Submitted by Suhas P S on Sat, 18/01/2020 - 02:31

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Its all about doing something for needy..If it is a celebrity then I could say it is an initiation that he/she has done.By doing so , the other people, may be a fan can get inspired and could start charity.Most of us doing things based on inspirations..Suffice it to say It is irrefutable aspect that "The charity by celebrities is a great thing "

Submitted by duducolares on Fri, 03/01/2020 - 15:31

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i think is a good thing people helping people, independent if a celebrity or now, but can not be only a marketing action, but a true and significant action, for inspired another people to do the same.

Submitted by ZinaArab on Tue, 31/12/2019 - 15:01

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Hi, i'm so happy to write to you in the last day of 2019, so happy new year for you all. For me i want to meet Bill Gates , he is a famous celebrite in business , he is very smart and intelligent. I am with celebrities whom doing charity, it is the strategy win-win

Submitted by Keziia7 on Sun, 29/12/2019 - 21:08

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In my point of view, yes. I agree with celebrities doing work for charity. The charity area needs all the support and attention possibles. If a celebrity could improve this area, more people will be interesting in be supportive and pay more attention on this scenario. All the promotion and support is welcome for the charity area.

Submitted by Mohammed nassee on Thu, 14/11/2019 - 13:29

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According to me i think it's good when celebrities make jobs can benefit the poor people and it's like advertisment to charity jobs for example their audience are going to do the same thing. in all situations they are all beneficiaries regardless they are looking for publicity or not in the end they do a good job .

Submitted by Rex_2019 on Fri, 18/10/2019 - 01:37

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I think is great idea to famous people practice charity because, shared your time, money and influence to promove humanitarian cause and spread this behavior to all world.

Submitted by ismail juma on Sun, 13/10/2019 - 13:30

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It's my pleasure to share my view in 2019, more then ten years since this podcast been made. in my view doing work for charities isn't bad idea simpley we have two parts winning.