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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 

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


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Carolina 3

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

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


Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi, My name is Phuong Anh. I come from Vietnam, now i'm studying Nam Dinh University of Nursing.
Today I would like to talk about EXO, do you know? This is a K-Pop music group. Nowaday, K-pop is very famous in my country and i like it, especially EXO. They have 12 members and all of them are so handsome and talent. I admire them because... I have many reasons. The first, they can speak 5 languages: Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Thai, it's impossible with me, i only can speak 1 language- Vietnamese. The second they can sing and dance really well, of course they are idol. The third I have knew them since 2012, i have seen they tried so much, they were injured, cried, missed their believe,... But they overcome all and try best. EXO is my second motivation. I'd ike to meet them. If dream come true, I will talk with them "WE ARE ONE, EXO-L WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU..." I know I really a idiot. Thanks for reading. Please fix wrong for me

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Thanks so much Peter, :)
I will try my best

Hi, my name is Sandro Martins, i'm 45 years old, i'm married, i had two children is my first time in the comment, i have any difficulties with the english language, i would like of learn the most quick possible.

Hello everyone l wonna to meet prophet Mohamed he was the last greatest prophet was sent to the human ,he had a great manner

Hi, my name's Antonio. I would like to meet Lionel Messi. He is the most famous and the best footbal player in the World nowadays. He was born in 1987 in Rosario. He moved to Spain very younger to play in FC Barcelona. He used to play two FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi was considered the best player in the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He is a footbal player who won the best world footbal players of the year for four times. He broke a lot of records in your carrer, for example, he is the only player to top score in four consecutives Champions League seasons. In my opnion, he is the best footbal player nowadays.

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Hi my name is Ayman Hag from Sudan, i started listening to the series and always there is a question about a famous person you would lie to meet, today i would like to talk about Dr.Taha Hissin. He was a blind man from Egypt, even he dead in last century but i would like to meet hem because he strong man manage to learn himself from his village till the university in France and at the end he became a minister in the government.Taha had a lot of books effect the Arabic culture so match and deep.

i like this man.


Hello. My name is Ibragim. I study on the 11th grade. I live in Grozny. I am a future student of the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University. I decided to go to this University because I realized that my future could have to do with languages. My future profession will be connected with international relationships, so I decided to choose this profession because nowadays this is a real problem. My future profession requires qualities such as , detailed knowledge of the legislation of my own country, the country where work is international regulations, international humanitarian law, and knowledge of a language. And this language, I believe is English. In our days this is a very popular language, and so it is in my future career. For me, learning English is my hobby. Nowadays people need to know multiple languages to succeed in their profession. Also, a trip to the UK has been my dream since childhood, and I am hoping that you could help me in my future work and the implementation of my dream.

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