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Episode 03

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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 [00:20] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

nobody watches womens football because of sexism

i don't think it good for a women to play football it a man thing actually

dear team, from this podcast i can improve my listening by listen to the native spekear. the more podcast i hear, the more that i understand what word they're saying at the time. so it was impactful podcast to improve my skill and hopefully all of you get a new spirit to teach us and create a new content for us.

Dear Team,
having finished once or more times all the General English courses, I'm coming back to them again and again, in order to fill any gaps in learning.So, studying now for a third time these Podcasts Series 1, I realise the huge job you've been doing all these years.I'd like only to note some things about ranking, in a more appropriate level for us, all this stuff:For example, I'm afraid that the Podcasts Series1wouldn't be recommended for A2 learners because of its length, listening difficulties with native speakers and the wide range of the topics.I'd like to repeat emphatically: It's a great and huge job..., but maybe it needs a re- construction for us to manipulate it more easily according to our level.What would you say about?
Ever thankful to all of you
Nikoslado

Hello Nikoslado,

It's very hard to grade material exactly, as the various level categories are quite broad and cover a range of abilities. In addition, few people fit perfectly into a single level description: they may be A2 in terms of listening, but B1 in terms of writing, for example.

That said, Elementary Podcasts Series 1 is certainly more challenging than Series 3. As more people joined the site and we got a better idea of their needs, we made a decision to lower the level somewhat. That leaves us with the difficult decision of how to categories the various series, but it's very hard to suggest people begin halfway through! In the end, we leave the material as it was originalyl made for people to assess for themselves.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I think don’t more people watch women’s football, because the women's football competition it's more recent, it's a slow process of breaking down barriers and there is still very discrimination and opposition to women in football.

Because this game is not popular in my country

I love to watch football matches, but i didn't use to play football,
The women football isn't famous for the world, and i think it's boring.

People don't watch it because there are only men's football matches in TV..
I would like things change and that the women's football is more known.

I think thats because our culture. Most people still believe that men is better than women.

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