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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

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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 safe our planet, I think I should arrange garbages on the right recyle bin. Besides, I have to reuse some things that I can. For example, I can use old bottle, silk to make some souvenir and give them to my friends. I can ride my bike to go to school sometime instead of riding my motorbike. Moreover, I can persuade my parents use equipment which run by sun-energetics or wind-energetics.

what's the meaning of "nightmare journey"?

Hello FilipiCavalheri,

'Nightmare' here means terrible or awful. The phrase means 'an awful journey'.

I think you can find the answer to such questions in the many online dictionaries which are available. It's not really possible for the team here to answer questions about vocabulary like this - we just have too many questions to deal with.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

i'd love to meet beyonce

I consider Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston great actresses. They do cool and funny movies. I guess that are winning much money, because they work a lot. They are beautiful and got charisma to act in the movie. Who doesn't know the movie "Pretty woman" with Julia Roberts and Jeniffer Aniston at tv series "Friends" it's very nice.

Thank you

hello i am Haidy Samer , from Cairo the capital of Egypt . it's very beautiful . it has a river called Nile River. it is the city of the ancient Egyptians , the builders of the three huge pyramids , the builders of the many tempels . And also the home of the tourism , there is many places to visit , there is the pyramids , the temples , and the two sees : the red see and the white one , and there is many more and more . i really like my city Egypt

Hello Bro

Is it really important to download the support pack and working on it ?


Hello Hootan,

If you do the exercises on the page, then there's really no need to use the support pack. We provide support packs for people who are visually impaired and for people who prefer to work on paper, but they are entirely optional.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you! Me and my lovely wife had fun