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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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Tess and Ravi

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Carolina 1

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

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Carolina 2

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Tom the teacher 1

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Tom the teacher 2

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Tom the teacher 3

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Hi, everyone. Thanks for this podcast. It helps me to improve my English. As regards idea when celebrities to do their work for charity I think it is good. They can help poor people and do world around of us more kind.

In my opinion, it is a good idea. The reason for that is celebrities have a huge number of followers and lovers. This reason could make people from different places to do work for charity from different places in this world since those celebrities are being role models for many peoples around us & having a very big impact on the followers. Adding to that, the charity will get benefits from those celebrities. Furthermore, through celebrities we will get to know more about charities since we did not hear about different types of charities.

this is a good thing to give a poor people the charity

Of cours that is a good way to help needed people, It doesn' matter if the famouse people are looking for to appear in the magazine cover or in the newspaper, it realy doesn´t matter if the main objetive is reached, I mean help people.

Everyone is welcome when the goal is to help and show solidarity with others, including famous people. The greatness of helping others lies in doing good without looking at whom. If it is financial aid, it should be done anonymously.

I think it’s a good thing. They use a little of their money for charity.

i think, this is the best idea for celebrities to work for charaties all around the globe. if the rich people or celebrities donate their money or establish orphanges, school, universities in the poor countries, we could exactly stop the poverty, unempolyments and violences all across the world. some people beleive the celebrities work for themselves, but my piont of view, this is not true. some celebrities might work for themselves but most of them work to reduce poverty, iliteracy and so on.

Helping people is something from childhood. If your parents haven't taught(learn)you to help, you tend to help. In essence, people have help. But our parents shape it. Can be shaped but not changed in our characters

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