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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.

Check your understanding


Tess and Ravi

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

Task 1



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

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

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

Task 1


Task 2




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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i don't really understand the joke because my english is very terrible
i hope someone could explain it to me
anyway, i love this site very much
it has helped me a lot in my english language
thank you very much.

 Hello Syahira

I think that your English is pretty good. The joke is about the man's dog and I'm not sure I can explain why it is funny. I suppose the idea of a dog reading and understanding a book is meant to be funny. 

I'm glad that you enjoy the rest of the site.

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

every body hi  ı am new  guests... ı haave been gone here for two minut ago. ı am  verry happy for ı went to thats site .. ı am from turkey ..ı  wish success to the competitor to friends:))

In this podcast, section 5, the question is:
"Which do you prefer - the book or the film?"
I tend to prefer the book because there's more information. I have the opportunity to create mind scenes and to put me in determined situation mentioned on the book.
In certain parts of the book the author induce the reader to reflexion.
In short, I think reading a good book stimulate our mind.

english pronunciation has lots of difficulties to communicate with each other. what a pity i can't understand what to say orally. i am not sure that  i will be able to speak english any day properly.  

Hi Xayhan. I think your English writing is pretty good, at least it's better than mine. Let's learn together.

i love the joke :D

i try to speak in order but still i have problem , could u tell me what should i do .

Welcome to my friends for dear .. You are true to paragraph topic attracted me because I look at this period of the wonderful stories of the teenagers because I am in a period of leave and you decide to go the cinema. I adore reading, such as my love for the movies because the book could contain details not tell the entire films such as Film Toleight book was different from the product. But the film can be summed up nicely and boring story, and this also depends on the writer of the book and film director directing. I want to ask a question for the teacher I want to know phrases that are used to express anger.