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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 they don’t know how to play professionally, they make horrible mistakes. I guess that won`t change soon but I hope so.

I like football and also football match. But I don't know why i am not addicted to football match.May be I am not crazy on this. Playing football for women is not interesting for me and not exciting all the time. It seem that they play simply and can not motivate to the audience.

I never see the women's football in TV at all , so I don't have any opinion about this case , because to I prefer the men's football . I think they are professional in this game.

I don't like Football. So, I don't watch it anyway wither it's for women or men. But I don't like the way that people look at the game as it's only for men. Who decided that? Why they don't show it on TV or talk about on social media as they talk about male Football? Ok, now you get out of me the little Feminism that I have :)

I agree with the idea from the first person above.
Firstly, I don't like football.
Second, usually everybody like to see women if they are in sexy and nice costume (For example: the lady in the Miss contest) rather than in a T-shirt and in a short. Where as the men player in that costume are so manly, and that is the reson why there are so many their fans are girls.

I think that not very much people watch women's footbal because the matches are not really nice to see, despite nowadays the technique of the teams is better than a few years ago, people like to see good moves and gambles between the players and that kind of things, but in the women's matches those things are not very common. Although the level of technique is improving every year, I think it'll take a few years more to became a more popular sport.

I have never seen woman's footbal. Perhaps because it hadn't never shown on TV.

I watched women's football. Not popular in my country. I think it's a little boring and unexciting. so it doesn't have much audience. women play more polite. Guess the football is a hard favorite game.

I never watch football - men's football neither, though in my country people is very football fan, but I support women that play. Women have been displaced in many areas, and they deserve to be recognized.

I rarely wacth women's football, because I haven't got enough time. Many people don't wacth women's football. They think that it isn't fast and spectacular, but it is more correct.