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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?

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

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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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Task 3

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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Task 5

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

Arabian celebrities just imitate theire peers in European.
But they want only publicity , thy live in villas that cost millions of pounds .

I think if they have this lot of money, yes!

Before i answer, i really want to thank British Council (and Tess and Ravi as well) for this great free podcast!. I think it'a good idea for celebrity to give charity to poor people. I mean, most of those people don't know how spend their money! Giving to charity could be a great deal, because they could improve their popularity and at the same time helping people.

I think It's a fantastic idea, Although I believe they are only doing it for fame and they don't have good intentions, lots of people adore them, and they'll copy them and give to charity following the example of movie stars and famous actors.

I think we all must help and work for the charity. Celebrates in the world they have a lot of the money to give charities for that I support this idea.

Hi guys, wazzup?!
I've learned a lot of English on my course and on here as well and I have a lot of fun listen to podcasts on here, but I know that my English isn't good and enough to chat for a long time, however I try my best day to day and I believe I'll soon be able to speak better.
The teacher Tom's advice, in the episode 1, when he says he use notes with new learned word from his Russian course is great!!! And I do it in that way, however Instead of I use new words, I add all the new phrases on my Anki and I that app really reminds me all the word I learn...

Hi team learnEnglish
I like learnEnglish elementary podcast, because it improved my English, For me i would like to meet Jason statham because the actr is so amazing and I like all his films.
For the question in section 5, i think it’s good idea because the poor people benefit from the charity.
Thanks

Hi team learnEnglish
I like learnEnglish elementary podcast, because it improved my English, For me i would like to meet Jason statham because the actr is so amazing and I like all his films.
For the question in section 5, i think it’s good idea because the poor people benefit from the charity.
Thanks

I think that is a good thing to them to do.Because in the position that they are,they are able to do great things for people that there is in need.Surely is a good thing.

I think the celebrities are intelligent people. They can use their celebrity to get a lot of support to doing something charity , like financial support for traveling and their hotel staying , a lot of gifts and and and so on.

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