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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


It's great to hear that LearnEnglish is helping you - good luck with your studies!
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hello,thanks alot that's my proud

I want you to describe this passage
In his ashram one of the boys told him something that he believed but later found out that the boy had lied to him. Mr.Gandhi called the students together and solemnly said, "boys,I am sorry to find out that one of you is liar. As punishment I am going to fast today." That may be passed with a smile,but not if know the dead earnestness of Mr. Gandhi and sheer moral weight of the man.There could not have been a more terrific punishment,for long after any physical pain the physical punishment would have died away,there would persist the spiritual pain from the lashings of conscience awekened by sufferings of the man who loved him. In the light of Mr. Gandhi's acting thus, it becomes easy for them to set up from the thought that if one man would take on himself suffering to bring a boy back from a lie to the truth,then if there were one divine enough and holy enough, he might take on his soul,the very sin of a whole race to bring us back to good and to god.

I did not about "False Friends", they are really dangerous. I used to say: SENSIBLE instead of SENSITIVE when I wanted to refer that someone gets upset easily.  In Spanish the word sensible means sensitive and has the same spelling as in English. Now I will take a closer look to those words!

hello people, i am from georgia, do you know this country? ))

Yeah I know Tbilisi is the capital of  Georgia.

Hello...Tess & Ravi. I am Mousam Mukherjee from India, Kolkata. I am 32 years old, doing Job in Unitech Ltd Kolkata. I am really happy with the help of British Council's course. Its help me a lot in improving my spoken English. Its  podcasts helps me a lot. Every day i am listening that podcasts. Thanx a ton to British Council and Ravi & Tess and all sapporting staffs. Love you all. Bye..

Hello Mousam!
Thank you for your kind words - it's great to know you find our podcasts helpful. Good luck with your English, and I hope you continue to find the website useful!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hey there! I´m a colombian coffee cupper trying to improve my English. Thank You a lot for your podcasts. Hello and thanks to Tess & Ravi: Go Liverpool!!!!

thank for the marvelous podcast. 
My name is Kadry and l am living in Sweden , I want to improve my English as soon as possible.
can you help me.