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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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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.

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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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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I think it's a good thing from celebrities to share what they do for charity because they remind people to donate for helping poor people. and their intention behind it doesn't matter!

It's a great idea to helping poor people
even though celebrities do it to stay under public eyes, but the matter is help.

I agree when someone says that some celebrities do that just to get noticed. That helps anyway, though. It is what matters.

I think a good idea use your image and your money to help poor people.

I think that is good for poor people be helped for other people, becouse that gives them dignity. So famous and rich people must do work of charity at any person who need them, not only when camera is film them, also on day to day.
By the way when you help to another person you feel good, pleased and greatful with life

Hi everybody.podcasts are really useful to improve your listening and speaking skills.Don't miss.little by little you'll be as good as you are expected to be

I think it doesn't matter if who is doing charity is celebrity as long as the goal is the benevolent and helping needed people.

its good for celebrates to do some charity work because its good for both side to work together .

i think it's good if they do charity work no matter what their real intention is.

they may be doing it just for publicity. but at least they're doing it and getting publicity for a good cause. and might get some of their fans to do the same which is good.

The fabled benefits of celebrity support have rarely lived up to the hype, because to achieve that dividend requires the sort of additional organisational muscle that is beyond the stretched resources of most small- and medium-sized charities.

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