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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

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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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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

I guess it's a great action regardless who is doing such thing. We don't need to be a celebrity to help our neighbour and, unlike concordance some people, we don't even need to recognised by the world!! Sorry, but this is my real opinion!!

In my opinion, it is good idea for celebrities to do some work for charity but nowdays they have made it the the medium of becoming more popular.
They should help the destitue without showing off. They have a huge amount of money. instead of investing only for themselves ,should build someone's life.

I think it's good, but like all the things, need some caution and try to know the money's destination and if it's arriving on the place he needs.

In my opinion, it is very valuable for everybody to aid poor people, but I think most of the famous celebrities do work charity for commercial and business purposes and I don't agree with this.

it's a constructive idea to building a place for people who need fresh air or spend their spare time there.
another thing that i'd like to point is it is a good way that celebrities assist with charities.

For me, it's great for celebrities to do work for charity because people pay more attention and love to celebrities then to politicians. Audience love chances to participate with their favorite celebrities in helping needy persons.

Its all about doing something for needy..If it is a celebrity then I could say it is an initiation that he/she has done.By doing so , the other people, may be a fan can get inspired and could start charity.Most of us doing things based on inspirations..Suffice it to say It is irrefutable aspect that "The charity by celebrities is a great thing "

i think is a good thing people helping people, independent if a celebrity or now, but can not be only a marketing action, but a true and significant action, for inspired another people to do the same.

Hi, i'm so happy to write to you in the last day of 2019, so happy new year for you all.
For me i want to meet Bill Gates , he is a famous celebrite in business , he is very smart and intelligent.
I am with celebrities whom doing charity, it is the strategy win-win

In my point of view, yes. I agree with celebrities doing work for charity. The charity area needs all the support and attention possibles. If a celebrity could improve this area, more people will be interesting in be supportive and pay more attention on this scenario. All the promotion and support is welcome for the charity area.

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