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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


I miss in this website a facility to translate phrases like:
That's them there
You do realise that Ravi, don't you?
By the context I can imagine which may be the meaning but I'm not sure because I'm learning the language and it's too easy for me to get wrong. I get my Collins dictionary and online translators but I can't find the correct meaning, just for singles words. When I try to translate phrases in online translators the translations hasn't any sense.
I know it can't happens in all of cases but I think it could be a good help.
Best regards.

Hello Daniel!
You're doing the right thing in trying to work out the answers yourself. We do translate some of our materials, but not very much, for two reasons. First, we have visitors from all over the world, which means hundreds of different languages, and as you already know translating can be very difficult! Maybe more importantly, we believe that it is better for learners to try to learn in English. Translation can be useful, sometimes, but often if you read the Spanish word for the English word, you won't remember the English word. If you find out about it in English, you are more likely to be able to use the word.
And don't forget – if you have a problem with something on the site, you can always just ask!
Best wishes,
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

the exercises of British Council learn English are marvelous, i have learnt allot from it.... thanks British council.....

This is the best web set ever

Excuse me, but how old are you?

Best Learning Web Side Of English Which I Have Ever Seen Before.        Thanks Everybody Who Are Enjoying This  Fantastic Web Side.

how can I find its transcript?

 I've just found how to do :D in fact, you can't see the transcripts are not available via streaming, so you have to download first, click on "instructions and downloads"  

This is very good leason I wish if this  leason was as video, please any one can  tell me where I can learen english lake this one but as video where I see and hear