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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.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:18].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

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

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Task 3

Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

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.

Me too

Thanks for the Episode, I like the way I can learn in this website. Like a book but in a more interactive way. Great job!

Dear teacher,
I have two questions.
1) In section 1 Tess says "I came in the car this morning". Why "in the car", not "by the car"? What is the difference?
2) Why isn't the word "berkutchy" in a dictionary? I understood the meaning of the word from the story, but still...

Thank you in advance for your response.

Hello Olya1502

'in the car' and 'by car' mean the same thing. I'm not sure why Tess chose to say 'in the car', but as you suggest, she could have also said 'by car'.

I suppose that 'berkutchy' is a word in Kazakh. Many words from other languages have entered English, but this one is, I suppose, not common enough to be considered for inclusion. In any case, that sort of decision is made by the lexicographers in charge of each dictionary.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

i try to separate waste. such a provide two garbage in my home. one for organic waste and one other for inorganic waste. these are able to assist cleaning clerk when they are collect waste base on the type of waste and its easier when the waste is going to recycle

I produce a lot of plastic, I should go to the market on the street instead to spend my time at the supermarket, but it is faster.
I live in a big city and I don't have enough time.

I like to protect the environment. I hope this matters to people

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