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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.

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Tess and Ravi

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

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

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Tom the teacher

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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.

I think, more people don’t watch women’s football because it’s not entertaining. It’s not serious.

I think it's because of the large popularity of the men's football around the world,but with time the women will get there.At least I hope so!

I think men’s football matches more interesting than women’s football matches. Playing football need tough body to hold struggling and hard training. Nice to see women in other sport like swimming, tennis ..etc.

as I am a big fan for football I think the reasons that make football matches for men popular compares with women are the history of this game due to it begins for just men and the second thing it more exciting and violence..

Almost all men love football and it is their favorite sport. The reason that they are interested in watching women play football is because they look at the beauty of women. Because women are a symbol of beauty and tenderness. But women's football always has less fans than men's football, because men's football is much more interesting for me.

One of the reasons why fewer people go to women's matches - women's football is not as fast. Due to their physiology, they run slower, so the attacks are not so rapid and this very excitement of the game is heated with great difficulty to the viewer.An important factor is the lack of funding for women's football in different countries, which makes the interest in this sport very weak.
In the end, it's also because their skills are lower than those of men.