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Episode 01

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hi there! I think that it's good sign that celebrities do work for charity even though it doesn't solve the problem of the poverty globally.
Secondly, it makes some people happy and successful. For instance, when the famous person gives his or her hand by helping financially it might change people's lives. They might get the opportunity to study and to become someone important and he will know that this would is not so cruel, that there is somebody who is compassionate and I can learn from him!

Why not?
I think even if they want to do charity for show-off we can not despite that their deeds can affect on a bunch of people to copy them in this. We can not judge celebrities as long as we do not have the ability to know their intentions.

Hi.why this episodes stopped I cant open any podcast ,is there any problem ,I want to listen and learn

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I think celebrities are made by the need of the society. Eventually, working for charity is one of their virtues. :)

K

I think Is it a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity and show that to the people, as we all know celebrities have a lot of followers and admires so that can affect that community of people.

I think it's very useful when the celebrity is really engaged in the cause, and not only for self-promotion. When we think about that, the celebrity can bring donations and media attention for the issue, fomenting debates and purposing solutions with civil society and governments.
Charity does not solve the problems, but it is important in emergency situations.

In my opinion, it is a good idea ) Because celebrities have more opportunities than other people. More celebrities have a lot of money. And more children when seeing celebrities they feel yourself happy.

It would be a great idea and every celebrity would work with charity too. So it would be a fair way for everyone to live well and with human equality! Although this is a job far beyond and the government must be ahead to do decent work with people who need help!

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