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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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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



Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


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

My name is Mohamed from Somalia, English not spoken in my country, I interest so well to speak and read an English novels therefore I am asking on which way can I protect with increasing for my capacity of an English speaking and keeping words?


Hello, I produced a composing and I would like that a teacher correct it, please!

My country is Brazil and it has border with all countries of South America exception Chile and Ecuador. Some countries are Paraguai, Argentina, Uruguai, etc. So, it seems to be a big country because Brazil has border with ten countries and a population is around 200.000.000 habitants.
In some places have mountains as in Mato Grosso: Chapada dos Guimarães. In Brazil, there is 12% of water of the world. recently, it found oil that it called Pre-Sal.
First capital was Salvador when Portugueses arrived here. After, the capital moved to Rio de Janeiro when real family lived there. Then, the capital moved to Brasília which it was planned.

Thanks and I hope you correct my text.

Hello Nilvania,

This is a fine text and although there are some errors, I had no trouble understanding it. I'm afraid we simply don't have the time to correct users' texts, but perhaps some other users will give you some feedback. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I should know if elementary podcast is valuable e for training of B1 exam.

Hello antoreina,

Elementary Podcasts are not designed to prepare you for any exam, but they will certainly help you improve at a B1 level. I'd recommend you follow them – be sure to read our Help page for ideas on how to best use the podcasts – but if there's a specific exam that you're going to take (e.g. IELTS, FCE, etc.), then be sure to learn about the format of the exam as well.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I live in Santiago, Chile. It's the country's capital city. It's beautifully surrounded by the Andes's Mountain Range. Maybe the best time of the year is spring-around September-, because after it rains, on the next day ,you can see the white mountains so clearly and so close that it's overwhelming. The bad things about this city is the public transport, and that it has become too crowded in the last few years.

Hello, if you don't mind, can i ask something? What is different between "on time" and "in time"?