You are here

Episode 07

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about their families, and their guests talk about Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Muhammed Yunus and life in Cairo. You can follow Carolina in Newcastle, but in this episode she’s not feeling very well. Will she have to go to see a doctor?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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

Use the information below to complete the Conversations in English activity.

            Dad ------------------------- Mum 
(died two years ago)   |   (lives in Swindon)
                   Harry (28, builder)
                   Julia (26, works in an office)
                   Dave (24, works in a bank)
                   Dan (22, graphic designer)
                   Paula (20, student)



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:10].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:30].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


the joke is just great!!! I'm not gonna explain it. some people like and understand this kinds of joks and some of them don't. Gordon sounds like a little exited kid while he's telling jokes... but he's a little bit older i gues ;)

I don't understand the joke too can anybody explain it to me please

Dear Muron,
don't worry, you are not alone. The Gorden's joke isn't funny at all. :-) So, learn English and don't worry.

Dear everyone
I am Japanese.

I don't understand Gordon's joke "That wouldn't make any sense at all ?".
Tell me wherever the joke is funny.