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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] .


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2


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

should all celebrities are a charity and donate, it's Social responsibility , for example the player doesn't just can donate money, he can play charity match.

we are the main reason for the poverty in the world by our bad habits. we we change the climate by our industry and meal habits. but we can help poor people by producing greenhouse gasses as less as possible. because these gasses change the climate and cause drought in some countries. so they get poor and jobless. it has also some more effects that I am not going to write all of them here. I am just gonna ask you to do these 3 simple things to help poor and hungry people in the world: 1- decrease eating cow meat and its other products. because it produces too much methane gas. 2- decrease producing rubbish as much as you can. 3- plant trees as much as you can. because trees can absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.

I think famous people can encourage others to do positive activities. they have too many fans and followers.

I think it's a good idea if the reason to do it is honest, if they really want to help.. but, some celebrities to do it for to be more famous and to appear a good person..

I will talk about a man from Saudi Arabia his name Ali Algamdi. He has cared the Orphans and people very poor in Africa for 17 years ago. He doesn’t has celebrity and famous just because it doesn’t have a children so that decided to care and help poor people although it doesn’t have a lot of money and won house however he helped more than 7000 people very poor. He lives in apartment with annual rent. During a little months his wife gave birth to sons. He doesn’t have money and he cared with poor people. What about celebrities and famous who they have a money and more Capabilities and abilities.

He isn't fame in addition to that he isn't a rich man but he want support Orphans. Also he fames with a nickname Orphans father because he help 7000 of poor people over 17 years. all Saudi news channel talked about him and they hosted him on the channel.

Yes. It is a good idea because the celebrities are famous already and they are easy to get money by entertaining or asking donation to the people. It is a good deeds to help poor although they want more fame and interest to them. And it is also the same chariy as we did. I like their idea and it is aslo indirect way to help poor people on behhalf of us.