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Episode 04

In the episode Tess and Ravi talk about how they’re feeling, and their guests talk about Bob Marley, an unusual festival and British money. You can follow Carolina’s journey by train from London to Newcastle. Will she catch her train?

Elementary Podcasts

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Tess and Ravi

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

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Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello Hootan,

When Tess says that, it means that she has both seen the films and read the books, and that she liked the books (well, she says 'book', but it's actually several books) and did not like the films. Here she's simply talking about the past – she enjoyed the books but not the films.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team 

Thank you! It was very interesting about Bob Marley.

Section 5- Book or Film
I 100% prefer the book.

There is a festival I really like in my state, Pedro II's Winter Festival. The music is for free during a week and it is good music.

I'd like to meet Amy Winehouse. She was such a blue singer and I wish I could've been a friend to her.

I'd like to meet Elvis presley.He is the best singer around the world ,I love his music and his voice.Elvis Presley always will be "The King".Maybe in the future maybe in the sky I will meet him.

i like both films and books, sometimes i prefer to read a book every night before going te sleep , it helps me to practice my language also it lets my imagination run. i'd like also to watch a films because you can see and learn other stuff .

i would like to talk about a festival of laughter in merrakech, it becames a famous event in morocco . Many actors particpated in this event.

i'd like to meet enrique iglesias, i love her songs and he is very handsome . he is from spain and he is very famous in all the word. he songs in english and spanish language .i like her spanish's song even i don't understand it.

what's the meaning of: "-with only a few minutes to spare."