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Episode 06

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about travel problems, and their guests talk about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and life in Kazakhstan. You can also follow Carolina as she settles in to student life and finds out all about student clubs and societies. Will she join a student club?

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].

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Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:50].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:44].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


To me, i really like clear air, in my village , the air really clean, there are many trees and flower but when i come to the city to learn , the air is polluted by traffic smoke, so i think we have to do alot as much you can do to protect environment like don' through the trash in the street, use reusable bags, don't smoking at public and more importantly we should change our mind and change your habbit single day

Use Reusable Bags.

I'm not green enough for sure. I don’t use recycled energy or produce it for myself. I never separate my rubbish. I don’t know where one should bring broken fluorescent lamps or used batteries for utilization. Of course it’s our government’s fault for the most part. As for me, I try to improve the environment mostly by not spoiling it with my activities. I’m trying not to waste electricity, water and gas. I don’t throw rubbish anywhere except bins or – when there are not any alternatives – my pockets. I’m sure if everyone started with themselves our world would be definitely a better place to live in.

I think I didn’t do enough. Although I strove to sort rubbish to recycle plastic. I don’t throw out something past trash can. Also don’t use plastic bags. It’s very important to save our planet. Because it can be too late. We have amazing nature yet.

I think everyone must maintain his home town or city clear. Starting from getting things at home in order and cleaning to caring about nature. It’s really important and I’ve always treated serious to it. Unfortunately in Ukraine, there are not everyone thinks the same. It’s really unpleasant to watch rubbish staying after that people when you go somewhere. What’s the difficult in just to cast away plastic bottles into a dump basket? I think that worrying about nature is important and we should not forget about it.

I like nature and I think that people need to help environment. And very cool if in city many greens.

Well!I would like to do more.I think the only thing I do is not throw the trash in the streets.Being green is not a waste of time,not at all.It's a great thing to do to the earth.

how green are you ?
that's tough question but its very important owing to the effective on earth. to be honest I think I gave myself 4.5 from 10, so I believe that we should make real decisions even if it just simple, and we should remind ourselves something is better then nothing.

the words and phrases that is new for me are :purple, eagle, persuade, fill in, fill out, tram, portrait.

I think it's good to help nature, but I have to admit, I hardly do it. It's also sad that no matter how hard people try - cars, factories, and other people pollute the world very quickly.At least I try not to throw garbage anywhere, but it's disgusting to see a man standing next to a trash can can't walk a couple of meters and throw it just on ground.
Think about it, if you can't completely change everything, at least try not to make it worse.

I prefer use recycled things. I don't like buying lots of stuff. And I want to grow vegetables, berries, fruit.