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Episode 02

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about weekends away, and their guests talk about Shakira and dancing tango in Argentina. You can also follow Carolina’s journey in the UK. Will she find her way out of the airport?

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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 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 5

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

What's the meaning of "all one word"
Email us at ‘learnenglishpodcastATbritishcouncilDOTorg', that's learnenglishpodcast - all one word - at- britishcouncil – all one word DOT org, that's o-r-g.

Hi Avains

This is a way of reading an email address out loud. Many email addresses are composed of several words, but without any space between them. Here, for example, the email address has the words 'Learnenglish', 'podcast', 'British' and 'Council', but there is no space between some of them; if you put a space between the words, the email address wouldn't work. So we say 'all one word' when reading this kind of address out loud so that people know this.

By the way, this address doesn't work any longer! If you want to answer the question, please do it here in the comments.

Best wishes
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

can you tell why this question wrong
"where he has arrived from today?"
but here the question is correct
"can you tell me where he has arrived from today?"

Hello wedyan,

Normally, we use inversion or an auxiliary verb to make a question:

He's arrived from Paris.

Where has he arrived from?

 

However, when we ask an indirect question we do not change the word order of the original sentence:

He's arrived from Paris.

Can you tell me where he has arrived from?

Do you know where he has arrived from?

 

You can read about direct and indirect questions here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/english-grammar/questions-and-negatives

 

Reported questions have a similar pattern. You can read about both reported questions and indirect questions here:

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/intermediate-grammar/reported-questions

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello
Can you tell me where he has arrived from?<<

Hi Everyboy,

Firstly, I perefer to listen to our language songs but I have to englısh song all the time if I want to learn english. I always have to do practice. I also like to some Englısh songs. For example, Metallica , imagine dragons songs. The my best song is "Nothing else matter" metallica's song.
I have a question "Really I like to" or "I really like to" Which one correct?
So can you tell me how I can use these, please?

Hi cuneyt,

'I really like to listen to Metallica' means that you like listening to Metallica very much. 'Really I like to listen to Metallica' would only be correct when you want to emphasise that it is Metallica that you like listening to. For example, if you first said 'I like listening to Seven Nations, Metallica and Mandolin Orange' but then wanted to say that your favourite of those is Metallica, you could say 'Really I like listening to Metallica'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi can i ask question can we say ( I’ll explain how to play Hot Seat and then we "could" start) rather than (I’ll explain how to play Hot Seat and then we "can" start)..
thanks in advance

Hi eldi,

I think you need 'can' in this sentence. When you start with 'will' the logical continuation is 'can'.

'Could' would suggest a hypothetical situation here: we could start, if it weren't for the problem of...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi , why did we add "s" after those.. ( weather’s , camping’s , that’s )
And I miss Julia and Sammy too , and that does not mean i don’t like Tess and Ravi..
thank you very much. ^_^

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