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

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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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Carolina 2

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

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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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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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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

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Hi everyone,my name is Van. I’m Vietnamese. Today i will talk you about the topic “a sports event in your country – any kind of sport.”
Yes,i come Viet Nam,which is famous about traditional acts. One of them is sport domain. There are many traditional games in my country but i really like “Cook rice”. It’s fantastic. I don’t know when this game started, i just know it has a very long time. They give it every year in early spring. There are three team will attend game. There are from three to five people in every team. Team mission is use fuel to cook rice. But,do you know? The fuels is very wet,it’s difficult to make fire. The team that cook rice tobe ripe rice is the fastest will win. It’s make viewers feel interesting. While the game come off,everyone around sings and claps their hand to exhort. When all of team finishes their examination, examining body checks quality of rice,checks time to cook rice and decides which team is win. For me,this is a fantastic game. I have never attended because i am not enough of age. I believe i will attend when i grower. I’m really excited about that.

Hi everybody,i am Van
I am Vietnamese and now,i am studying Ha Noi medical university. To day,i will talk with you about the topic “Who would you like to meet?”
Yes,Tran Thuy Duong is person that i want to meet. She is Vietnamese,she was born in 1987. Now she is working for VTV4 Chanel of television station’s Viet Nam. This is s chanel for Vietnamese resident that are studying and living foreign country. I really like her because there are many reasons. First,she is very talent,she can speak three languages :French,English and Germany. She went aboard in the US for four years,her result l study is very well. I admire her because i feel English is not easy,i have to try very much but my English is still not good. My dream is go aboard Australia,so i must to learn harder.She can speak three language,that’s wonderful. Second,she has a special beauty. It’s not model,it’s very Vietnam. She looks beautiful but she don’t accept the invitations from advertiser because she don’t like to be a model fashion and she is...shy..Oh,she is very cute. Third,she is very friendly,she is MC and i follow her every week. Her style of speaking is very friendly,close to guests. She has a beautiful smile. Uhm,if i meet her,i will ask her many questions. One of them is how did she learning English ^^

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Han. I come from Vietnam, too. I just read your topic a few minutes ago. Your writing skills is very well that It help you to do your dreams in the future.

Hi

I'd like to meet J.K. Rowling. She is an English writer. She wrote Harry Potter' saga, that is famous in whole world. She is a very creativity person. Later she open a web site called Pottermore where fans of H.P. can relive his adventures. I'd like to ask her what are her favourite books.

Hello Everybody,

About womens'football, personally, I don't Watch women's football because I think too women's football isn't as good as men's football. The games are slower than man's games, the womens aren't as good technically and I think the games are boring because, it's not spectacular. However, I think, it's a good think about equality between man and women.

I'm starting to get used to hear more, I lack much, but I no longer me bore much jiji even I need to differentiate words and understand them, I think this program helped me in matters of "search", "look" and read the conversations a little faster.

It's ok.

hello, I want to know "what is different between famous and popular?"
thanks
regards

famous means everybody or most people know it,
A popular with B,means B likes/loves A.

Hello Sarah,

Please look up these two words in the dictionary. There's a handy Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the lower right side of this page that you can use to see definitions and examples of both words in use.

Best regards,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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