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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

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 [13:03].

Task 1


Task 2


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 baabor275,

This means that a few minutes more and they would have been late.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I wish I can meet Lou Reed, who was the vocal and guitarist in the velvet underground, an independent rockn' roll band from New York. Hopefully, he could tell me all of his thoughts about all of his songs, life, imagination and any other stories, I know, I had the change before, because he was dead in 2014, before when I still had the chance to meet him, but it's impossible now. Every time when I am stuck in some problem or hard situation in life, I love to listen to his song- Sunday Morning, it can always relax, relieve me, set me free.

Section 4/Festival

The Wimbledon Championship is held in London every June. Is the most important tennis event of the year. There are many categories, and if you win there, you're instantly a legend. Many fans around the world get together in this unique event. You can join the queue and camp there with friends. Strawberries and cream is the traditional snack, and the Pimms is the official drink. This tournament is celebrated since XIX century.

i was looking for the meaning of the word (fancy) i heard this word in a song , now i know what does it mean thank you guys
and please can you tell me what the word (wise) means ??


I'd suggest you look up 'fancy' – and any other word you want to learn about – in the dictionary. There's a handy search box under Cambridge Dictionaries Online on the right side of this page.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I prefer the book . I love reading
and i like watching the movie if it was fan.

Our person in
In great Iran we have an important celebrate
Its NOROWZ.IT'S begin in first day of spring
And new year of Iran calendar is begin.
In this celebrate our person buy new clouts and totally
Clean their first day go to grandma and grandpa home'shome's
biggest age give gift as money to children.

I leave a joke on this page . If you read my joke and understanding that please find mistake in grammar and writing notice me .
thanks for your help

Hello saeed1355,

Thanks very much for sharing a new joke here – that's great! Perhaps some other uses will give you feedback, but I wanted to explain that we aren't able to correct users' writing. As much as we'd like to, we simply don't have enough time.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I HAVE A JOKE (Bluff-brag)
three man are traveling whit together in south of IRAN
A iranian man . A french man. A english man
french man says :our Eiffel tower were building in 10 month
ENGLISH MAN :our stadiums were building in 2 month .
iranian man thinks what he has to say .
suddenly they were passed of street front ABADAN refinery .
french and english mans says :erm..... that is great refinery .
iranian man takeoff his glasses and say :ohhhh..... when i was pass through of this street yesterday there was not any refinery in this place . oh.... I sure ....we were builded this refinery in During one day.
that was a great BLUFF!!!! ha ,,,ha ,,,ha