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Episode 09

In this episode Tess and Ravi are making plans for the weekend, and their guests talk about the cartoonist Matt Groening and the Indian film industry. You can also follow Carolina as she starts to really enjoy life in Newcastle and invites some of her new friends to dinner. What do you think she’ll cook for them?

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



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:12].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:15].

Task 1


Task 2




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I've a question:
All podcasts are telling us to check the scripts of dialogs at, otherwise we can't find it easly. Would you mind telling us how to get it or make it easy to us?
By opportunity, those podcasts are amazing, we can realize they were made by profissionals whom knew exactly what they were doing.

You can find the transscript by clicking on  'Transcripts & Downloads' above. It's below the audio, but above the exercises.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

i live in UAE and i would like travel to my country and visit all my family in Iran, also there is very nice weather and nice places in Iran.
i really thanks for your podcasts, i listen to the podcast every morning before starting my work.
i have a question from Mr. Tom: can you say to us where we have to use "the" in our sentences??

Hello Sara,
I'm glad to hear you enjoy our podcasts.
Your question is a very simple one, but I'm afraid the answer is not so simple! There are many rules about when to use 'a' and when to use 'the'. In general we use 'a' to talk about something that is new information and 'the' to talk about information that is already known. You can read more about the rules for using 'the' on this page.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I am from Malaysia. Wanna learn English more...

My perfect holiday would be a Easter week in Sierra Nevada.
In this season we find good snow conditions.
I think skiing is funny.
It's an adventure descending a hill in the snow.
Never mind what we feel, the most important is the emotion of doing anything amazing.

hello.. I am from turkey.I WANT TO improve my English.Could you help me?

hello I am from Indonesia, I am an english teacher for Java.I do hope  we can study English together here

So my favorite one is Dora she is a explorator . And she is very smart she is helping people to know about everything in the world. She help us to develop our vocabulary in every fields. In the bag she carries there are lot of things that she will need for her travel. This is really a very good one and i love it.

i would like to meet thierry henry. Because he is one of the best football players in the world and i really love him he is from Ulis island in france and he really don't forget about his origins he is fighting against racism and was doing good things in all over the world. He is the best players of Arsenal history he had scored several goals with the gunners. He is especial for me. You're the best one Titi.
thanks very much Ravi and Tess really appreciate what you're doing for all of us the English Lovers THANKS and Best Wishessssss