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Episode 07

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about their families, and their guests talk about Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr Muhammed Yunus and life in Cairo. You can follow Carolina in Newcastle, but in this episode she’s not feeling very well. Will she have to go to see a doctor?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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

Use the information below to complete the Conversations in English activity.

            Dad ------------------------- Mum 
(died two years ago)   |   (lives in Swindon)
                   Harry (28, builder)
                   Julia (26, works in an office)
                   Dave (24, works in a bank)
                   Dan (22, graphic designer)
                   Paula (20, student)



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:10].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:30].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello Muchlition,

The transcript is available in the section headed 'Instructions & downloads', which you can find just above the exercises.  You'll see options for the transcript and the Support Pack, which also includes the exercises.

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The LearnEnglish Team

I listened to episode 7 and I got cold, a sore throat and a cough. I think I catch a cold from Carolina (but I'm not constipated).

Hi I have one question!in a part of this podcast,in fact in the section I'd like to meet, Tess said to Muhamed "off you go"!when do we use this expressions?what's the meaning and the difference with "let's go"? thanks in advance!

Hello saranko,

Both of these phrases are used when it is time to leave or to go somewhere.  'Let's go' is used when the speaker and the other person (or people) are leaving together.  'Off you go' is used when the speaker is staying and the others are leaving.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Ok Thanks a lot!

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Hello missNouf,

All of the material on LearnEnglish is free for you to use as much as you like. However, creating and maintaining apps is not a simple process and needs to be supported in some way, which is why the apps have a small cost.

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The LearnEnglish Team


I have downloaded the transcript and the exercise (podcast 7), and I have a question.

In the Exercise 2, Section 6, number 3, it isn't correct the answer "I've got a sore head too", and i don't understand why, i belived that "headache" and "sore head" have the same meaning.

I don't know, i'm confused.

Thank you so much.


Hi Carlos,

We don't normally use "sore" with the word "head" to express pain in our head. "sore" is typically used to refer to a body part that hurts because it has an infection or it has been used too much (look up "sore" in the dictionary). With these kinds of symptoms, it's not that Carolina has an infection in her head or that she has used it too much - the problem is that she has a cold.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

hello...i want to know that when we use 'has/have/had been' and only 'been' like 'its been a long time' .please explain in detail with examples.