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

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23].

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Carolina 

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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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 Darya Andrienko on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:50

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I had like to meet Ivan Urgant. This is Russion TV presenter. He live in Moscow. He plays KVN. He is funny. He likes to joke.

Submitted by Victoria Zharova on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:32

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Is there someone who wouldn't like to meet a celebrity? Of course, there's no one. So I also would like to meet a celebrity. This is Dimash Kudaibergen. He is a Kazakh singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His official name is Dinmukhamed Kudaibergen. He starts sing since he was a child, because his parents who aslo were an artists. Since his chilhood Dimash took part in many musical competitions and in the most of them he took first places. In 2017 he participated in Chinese music show "Singer 2017". And although he took 2nd place in this time, he became a very famous in whole the world. Dimash can sing multiple languages. He can sing in his native Kazakh language, in English, French, Russian, Chinese, Italian and some other languages. As for me, I think his voice is really really amazing. That's why I'd like to meet him.

Submitted by Nastya5678568 on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:28

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I am a student from Russia and would like to meet Natalia with a kochkaryova because she is very clever and constantly inspires me with new ideas, motivates me.

Submitted by Lubashenka on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:27

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I`d like to meet Dylan O`Brien. Dylan O'Brien is an American actor. He is known for his lead role as Thomas in the dystopian science-fiction adventure trilogy "The Maze Runner" and for his role as Stiles Stilinski in the MTV television series "Teen Wolf". I'd really like to see him because he's a very cheerful dude. He is very responsible in his work. All his roles are very bright and memorable.For each modern girl he is an ideal.

Submitted by Katerina0997 on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:26

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I'd like to meet musical band EXO from South Korea. They turned my life around. It was boring and gray, only they filled it with meaning.They helped me with their music in hard times. Thanks to them now i have new friends.

Submitted by SuslovaViktoriya on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:24

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Hello, I am a student from Russia. I would like to meet my favorite actor Jim Carrey, because he is very charismatic, is engaged in charity and is worthy of Oscar. His films have grown a whole generation.

Submitted by Nastya2018 on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:24

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I would like to meet Leonardo DiCaprio .He is an actor. I like all films with him.He is a wonderful actor and very talented. My favorite film is Titanic and The Great Gatsby

Submitted by Marina Michailova on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:23

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I would like to meet Henry William Dalgaleish Cavill . Because he is clever, intelligent, famous man. I like his way of communication and life position. He is a beautiful and popular actor, meet with him dream of all the girls.

Submitted by Natalya Belova on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:23

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I'd like to meet Jensen Ackles, because he's an excellent actor and a good man. Jessen is very intelligent and well-read man, his beauty is admired by many girls. I like all the movies with him. My favorite movie is "Supernatural", because this is an interesting and exciting series about supernatural beings. But in it there is also friendship, love and an excellent role, revealing Jensen Ackles as an actor.

Submitted by Mary2018__GG on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 05:02

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Hello, I really like Evan Peters. He is an American film and television actor. For the first time I saw him in a series called "American Horror Story". I liked his role and talent. After that, I decided to review all the movies with this actor, there were not many of them.

Submitted by Birsack on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 04:52

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I like to meet my idol. There are many famous people that I admire. Most of them are talented in one or more fields. They lead a busy life, travelling from one place to another to meet their fans. My favourite celebrity is Johnny Depp. Although he had starred in many interesting movies, his best role was Captain Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean. In my opinion, he is a multi-talented person. Apart from being a famous actor, he is a film producer and a musician. At the moment he is 51 years old, but he doesn’t look his age. I would assume he is only 30 or 35. He started dreaming about the career of a rock star at the age of 12, when his mother bought him a guitar. The first big movie where he starred was “Nightmare on Elm Street”, although he had taken some smaller parts before. I also liked his performance in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Alice in Wonderland”. I know that Johnny Depp has been nominated for major acting awards many times, although his best achievement is the Golden Globe Award. I like he has a certain style of acting, which distinguishes him from the crowd of other actors. I like his manner of conduct at the ceremonies or during the interviews. He seems to be a level-headed and reserved person. By the way, acting is not his only passion. He also grows grapes and makes his own wine. He also cultivates grapes and makes his own wine.

Submitted by Aleksandra Zhukova on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 04:50

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I'd like to meet Valery Meladze.He is Russian singer and producer. He is Star Coaches of the show " Voice Kidsi" . I like his instagram and sense of humor.

Submitted by Alina Vasilyeva on Wed, 14/03/2018 - 04:48

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Hello! I am a student from Russia, and I have a person with whom I would like to meet. This is the famous director Tim Burton. I really like his work, films and cartoons. He creates insane things, unlike others, his style is immediately apparent. At the beginning of his creative career, many did not take his work, but despite this, he now enjoys a frenzied popularity. Sometimes everyone needs to look at the world from the other side, as he does. It seems to me that he's a little crazy, but it's cool!

Submitted by Leandrobhte1 on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 23:10

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i would like to meet Bernadinho because he's a awesome volleyball coach, had a lot of medals, rewards and premius in your professional life. Also i play volleyball so would be a dream can meet him.

Submitted by Alena977 on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 08:21

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I am student come from Russia. I would like to meet Brouno Mars. His songs have won universal praise, and i like them very much. He is a talented songwriter and good singer.

Submitted by Karina Volgina on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 08:17

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Is there a famous film actor that I’d like to meet?Yees, of couse. I would like to meet an American actor. His name is Will Smith. He has enjoyed success in television, film, and music. I like all films where he took part. Looking his interviews, I noticed that he is clever, kind, polite and ,of course, handsome man. I like the way he shows different characters.

Submitted by Kristina Yakubina on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 08:17

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I would like to meet one person. This is Tom Hardy. He is an actor. Tom was filmed in my favorite films. For example, Mad Max, Legend or the role of the Venom. It was awesome! He has the best acting.

Submitted by Minaeva Sofya on Wed, 07/03/2018 - 08:16

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I would like to meet Johnny Depp. He was born on June 9, 1963 in Owensboro (USA, Kentucky). He is an american actor, a film director, a musician, a screenwriter and producer. I like all films with him. He is a great actor. He is good at transforming himself into a new character. In my opinion he is the best Hollywood actor. My lovely film is Pirates of the Caribbean.

Submitted by Koky Mony on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:54

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I will talking about Luxor, Luxor was the ancient city of Thebes, the great capital of (Upper) Egypt during the New Kingdom. it has a lot of temples and a lot of people come this city to see temples and monuments pharaohs like there are east bank and west bank. The East bank like the temple of karnak and The West bank like Valley of the Kings and the Queens

Submitted by Koky Mony on Fri, 23/02/2018 - 14:19

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I would like to meet two person. The firstly I would like to meet souad hosny. She is Egyptian actress and singer, she was called Cinderella. she died along years ago, till now we didn't know the reason her death. I like her films and her character. she had a lot of cinema prizes. The secondly I would like to meet the queen Diana, also she died for years ago. She was born in England. I like her character and she donate her money for poor people and helped people in Africa.

Submitted by Mohamed Elyamaney on Mon, 12/02/2018 - 19:58

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With regard to the girl she loved anjelena she looks up and admires her, and keeps thinking of her as a hero or legend, so she makes her up as an ideal

Submitted by renorenard on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 20:33

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Medina, Is a small city in western Saudi Arabia. It is old city. The famous think there is a mosque we called Almasjed alnbwy. It has a profit Mohammed's grave.

Submitted by renorenard on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 20:15

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I will introduce my lovely girl. she is named Eman. she comes from Medina. She plays the piano. She works in an institute.

Submitted by saver175 on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 09:38

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Section 4 - Our Person in... Today i will talking about the most famous square in egypt called Tahrir square one of the biggest squares in all egypt .for me i really like to go there almost of time i really feel relaxed there specially at night walking on the street walking beside the river nile smelling fresh air. at the end i recommend all people to come and see it specially in winter it will be no crowd at all .

Submitted by saver175 on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 08:56

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Yesterday Mohamed salah the egyption football player got 2 goals at totenham team with his own and after the match he did somthing emotional for a kid was holding a sign say please give me your t-shirt mohamed salah saw the sign with all this crowd and give it to him i see this a great felling from him by the way .

Submitted by mohamedkandil on Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:56

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IN my opinion what ever how is help pour people the most important issue is giving them help. So i do not mind if celepritiers give them a good hand even if it cams as a charity. It givs them good advertising and also motive retch people to give a hand and polition to make more effort

Submitted by saver175 on Sat, 03/02/2018 - 08:58

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I would like to meet lio messi he is a great football player he is from argentina his age is 30 years old and he playing for barcelona team about 15 years till now when you see him playing yo feel he is not a normal kicker or attacker he is really amazing in every thin . i think he will be a legand one day as a foot ball player as many goals he already get .

Submitted by GABRELHERO on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 21:28

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I would like to meet Omar Elsharif . He is an Egyptian actress and he has acted in the international cinema too. He is died from nearly two years ago. Omar Elsharif , participated in many international movies . But, the most famous film is lawrence of arabia . My favorite film for me is the 13 warrior . Omar Elsharif was the world champion in the ( bridge ) it is kind of cards game . I like him because, he is really cool man and he was cares about helping people so, i really admire him. I would like to talking with him about his life experiment. And I would like to ask him just one question ... why have you left your country all this long years ?

Submitted by mohamedkandil on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 15:04

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The Zoo in giza is a very amazing place it contains many seen like animals, tress, flowers and also a very nice lake view .Be side museum ti is a very large place .Entertaining and enjoyable

Submitted by mohamedkandil on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 09:43

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I Would like to meet Morgan Fredman he is a famous american actor he did many action movies. but also some social movies in different ways speaking about different times.The main issue is freedom and and equality between all races especially black and white people.

Submitted by GABRELHERO on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 15:14

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Charity is an important part of our life and if you try to thinking about the concept or the real meaning of charity you will know the fact of this word . Undoubtedly communities are built on the basis of good values and ethics too . From my point of view Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity because, celebrities can bring alot of money to poor people in our socity specially in the developing countries by attending charity events .

Submitted by GABRELHERO on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 14:46

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KORBA square in MISR ELGADEDA area it is a very amazing place in CAIRO, EGYPT and if you are planing to visit EGYPT you should go there. ELKORBA square was built in the king Farouk age and who was the king of EGYPT and SUDAN too . This period was consider as a golden age in the egyption history . Ofcourse you can see the magic touch on the buildings design. The places there such as restaurants , bakery stores and the streets planning structure are perfect too. You can smell baked and morning breeze in the same time . really , if you do not coming to EGYPT you are most welcome but, finally you should planning to see this place .

Submitted by mahahssn on Thu, 01/02/2018 - 12:28

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Thank you Kirk. It is now fixed. Hope it will go on smoothly from now on

Hello mahahssn,

Great! Thanks very much for letting me know that it's working now.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Saisainglynn on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 16:12

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Taunggyi, what do you think of? It is a famoust high land town in myanmar. It is famous because of Innlay lake and its weather. A peaceful town and no traffic town. It is my native town. I love it. Our town win the cleanest town prize every single year. Come and visit.Warmly welcome to our peaceful town. Thank you..

Submitted by Saisainglynn on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 15:50

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hello every, i would like to meet Chit thu wai who is myanmar famous actress. She is a very smart and confidential woman. She has twin baby girls. They are so cute. I like her because she can accept whatever her husband do. She is going to build a charity with the name of her baby girls. She is christian and she has a peaceful mind. And then she is a positive person too. I love her so much. Thank you...

Submitted by GABRELHERO on Wed, 31/01/2018 - 10:17

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Good morning everybody , Today i like to talking about a famous person his name is Mohmed Rashwan he was a big world champion in JUDO. He was played in the Olympic championship 1984 at LOS ANGLES , UNITED STATE OF AMERICA . Rashwan represent the real meaning of the great champion in the sports because, he is adding by his match with ( Koga ) who is a Japanese world champion too . Rashwan met Koga at the final match in the championship but, Koga was playing the match with the broken leg . Rashwan as moral player never attacked on the injuries side of Koga . Finally Koga won the match but, Rashwan his name was written in the histroy .

Submitted by mahahssn on Tue, 30/01/2018 - 19:46

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Is there something wrong with the listening. It doesn't open and won't allow me to download it? thanks

Hello mahahssn,

Are you still having trouble listening to the podcast? Have you tried downloading it and then listening to it? A few months ago there was a similar problem and I thought we had fixed it, but perhaps it has gone wrong again. Please let us know and we'll try to fix it.

I'm sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Paulos on Tue, 23/01/2018 - 20:08

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I will send my story next time

Submitted by Paulos on Tue, 23/01/2018 - 20:07

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It's my first course and I enjoy it much ! it is very good. I'm sure that will improve my english skills

Submitted by StefaniaTudor on Sun, 21/01/2018 - 19:53

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One of my favourite acterss, from all the times, is Jennifer Aniston. She is american and she lives in California. She was born on February 11, just like me, and we both are Aquarium. I saw her, for the first time in Friends, my favourite TV show and I loved her from the beggining. She is famous for her beauty, her kindness and for the marriage with Brad Pitt. I felt sorry for her, when he dumped her. She didn't deserved this. I think that she was very much in love with him. I would like to congradulet her for the way she handle there brake up and to ask her about the next film.

Submitted by chunya on Fri, 19/01/2018 - 13:21

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I used to meet many Ukrainian celebrities in our office. And almoust all of them were very unpleasant people ((( I think that world celebrities are the same. So I wouldn't like to meet anyone. But I think it's a very good action if celebrities give money to people in need. And it doesn't matter in what reasons they will do it.

Submitted by alfred_magno on Tue, 16/01/2018 - 19:49

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If I were a celebritie with lots of money I would donate to charity of course but better than it I would use my fame to encourage people to be better person not just give some money to poor people it is just a paliative not a solution.

Submitted by KaliraBlack on Mon, 15/01/2018 - 12:55

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=P I want to meet Adrian Borland.

Submitted by Ulisse_69 on Sun, 14/01/2018 - 11:12

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I think it’s a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity because they have more money than us to help them and they can make people more sensitive to this problem