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Episode 08

In this episode Ravi asks Tess a favour, and their guests talk about British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough and Christmas in Prague. You can follow Carolina as she visits a pub with some friends. What will she think about British pubs?

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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 [13:45].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


A mile=approximately 1.609 kilometer
No 1.609 meter

I like to watch programs about animals, travels.
Sometimes I like to watch different show with famous people. My favorite program is " CLUB of merry and resourceful" and Voice. I hate to watch reality show and program - gossips about famous people. Also i don't watch soap operas.

Hi, I'm Alessandra and I'm rom Brazil. I would like to tell you about the Easter here in my country. The Easter is the day when we, christians, celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus. It happens once a year in te end of March or early April.
Christians people usually pratice the Holy Communion in this time of the year. It consists in a foot washing ceremony, like a way to remind what Jesus taught us: surve one anoher humbly. After this, we consume unleavened bread and unfermented grape juice symbolizing the body and blood of Christ who have died and raised for all of us.
However, there is a habit very popular among the brazilian people. It's buy at supermarkets or make yourself the famous chocolate eggs and give them to your relatives and friends. The chocolate eggs might be big or small, expensive or affordable, or anything we want, but something is right: they are always packed in beautiful metallics colorful papers and thay're awesome and delicious, of course!

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Elementary podcast series 01 episode08 :
Section4: our person in..
-what is the celebration ?
The celebration it is EID AL-FITER in the popular Muslims , EID AL-FITER its to be the first day from the month SHAWAL , SHAWAL it is the month number eight from twelve moon months .all muslims around the world have feeling happy on this day ,because the months before SHAWAL is RAMADAN .
RAMADAN at populair muslims is 30 or 29 days they were fasting from sunrise until sundown ,after 3 days fasting and prayer every night we had feeling happy on first day in SHAWAL , and we made cake. Coffee,sweet meants .juce ..etc.
EID AL-FITER it is keeping until tow days .

dear all
good day
let me know where are the mistakes in my paragraph please
Elementary podcast series 01 episode08 :
Section 2 : I d like to meet
1-what’s his name ?
I’d like to meet HAFID DARADJI
2-where is he from ?
He is from in Algeria and now he lives in Qatar.
3-What kind of programmers does he present ?
The kind of programmers he does present in the football
4-do you like the programmers ? why
Yes ,I like it because I love football to much ,when I was kind every time I played football ,sometimes with my friends and sometimes with my self ,actually ,football is interesting sport and I love to watch football games on Tv .
If HAFID DARAJDI shows in tv in presenter I can’t stand up at from Tv until football game was finish ,because the way to present by HAFID DARADJI it is interesting .
5-is he very populaire in your country? And in the rest of the world ?
Yes ,he is very populaire in my country . our people in my country love him, he is celebrated in the world , he worked almost at TV presenter in my country about 11years ,and after that ALGAZZIR TV invited him for for work in BIENSPORT in Qatar, you know the BIENSPORT Tv is big chanal in the world
6-why do you like him?
I like him because he loves Algeria and the and the player football teams in my country ,and he has good voice and loves his job.
7-what do you know about his personal life?
Actually ,I don’t know more ,just I know he is married and he has tow children one girl and boy and they lives in Qatar .

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Hello ABDO 2015,

Thank you for your comment. However, we do not correct comments for users. With so many users it is simply not possible for us to do so. We do read all the comments, however, and I know what you mean when you talk about how important a good presenter is to the shows we watch.

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The LearnEnglish Team

I haven`t got a TV set.I threw it out more than ten years ago. The device ( is it a right word, I wonder) was OK but there was nothing to watch. Absolutely stupid talk show, reality show and soap operas with untold number of advertisement. I couldn`t stand it. Since then I have watched what I want on internet, it makes me free and calm. I like programs about nature, I like films and I like your website as well. Thank you all so much!

I'll talking about traditional event in my country Egypt . It Easter will be in the spring.The weather is net and the flowers is open . People wake up early and preparing for this celebration colored eggs natural colored red, yellow , green. I heard that this habit is usually pharaonic to receive the new tear and spring with good natural colors and optimism. but i don't know if this writ or wrong. also eat the malana it is kind of vegetable it is green and eat renga kind of fish. this is celebration is one day.

Hi, I have a doubt.
I'm at home, in reading.
In reading means I'm reading a book??

Hello YungJin Seo,

I'm afraid that is not a correct sentence. You could say:

I'm at home, reading.


I'm at home, I'm reading.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team