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Episode 04

In the episode Tess and Ravi talk about how they’re feeling, and their guests talk about Bob Marley, an unusual festival and British money. You can follow Carolina’s journey by train from London to Newcastle. Will she catch her train?

Elementary Podcasts

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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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 [13:03].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Well, as Tess said, I disagree with them, but there were some interesting opinions there. Some times I prefer read the book because it conteins more details, and if it's belong to a good writer I can really enjoy the reading. On the other hand I always enjoy a good film not matter if I read or not the book.

I think it dependes on the genre. The exiting genre is better in the film,But the Comedy or Drama on the books are too better.

Hi friends, from México
So, I love the movies, but, my favorites are CiFi movies. In my country, people don't like it to read books because, the good ones and the bad ones books there are very expansive. There are many book festival's, new books presentation, seminaries of literature, libraries, schools and universities, all them have a many books and novels, but nobody buy it a expansive book. Otherwise, young people or 'Milennials' tennagers, love the festivals about your heroes games, and fantasy legends. COMIC CON is a festival meeting with young people whose love the costumes and Cosplay about your heroes, the personalities, like the movie actors or tv shows series. Well, I think in this century, all the people will say... goodbye to the book
That's all for now, see you then.

Hello from México
Many people in this land, love the football. From wednesday to sunday at night, there are football match. There are two soccer League. First Division league, called Liga MX for men players and Liga MX Femenil for women players. But I don´t like it to see the women match, because... the game... they are very boring. So, what are you think about this.

I personally prefer reading the book first and then watch the movie, I like how books describe every detail and the fact that you must let go of your imagination to understand and shape the characters and how you can feel like you're one of the book's characters. Later when you watch the movie with the sounds and all the stuff you will feel how deep is the characters structures and the story.

I prefer read the book and then watch the film. It's hard to compare staff like that but I disagree with the person who said that you got more from the film. I think the film can't describe the whole book. It's just too short for that.

I prefer the books because they allow to create your own scenario while reading the lines, so I agree with the voice number 4. While reading a book you must use your imagination to create unique images in your mind, the sounds and all the rest of the stuff that a movie shows to you when you go to a cinema.
Although the sounds and video effects are really interesting too, I like to read more than watch a movie in most of the occasions.

Thanks for the podcasts, are really good for practise all the English skills.

50 to 50. Sometimes I read books, sometimes I watch movies. Sometimes I watch a film adaptation, and after I read a book, but more often I do the opposite.

Many times it has happened to me that I read the book first, and then I did not like the movie. But, if I see the movie and then read the book, I take the pictures I saw and enjoy reading more.

[quote]"I watched your dog crying and laughing all through the film"[quote]

Why not "I watched your dog WAS crying and laughing all through the film"