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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].

Task 1



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

Task 1


Task 2


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


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


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