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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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20].

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)

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

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

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Task 3

Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

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Hi guys!
Let's practise

Thanks alot for the useful podcast and useful tips as well at the end from you teacher tom, but I am looking for shorter audio profil, as I am self learner and too much busy, shorter items will be more convient for me,
Thanks alot

Hello Sherin,

I'd suggest you try Series 4, which has episodes of approximately 11.5 minutes – it doesn't really matter if you don't do the series in order, though I'd recommend doing the episodes within each series in order.

By the way, since you mention that you're busy, you might want to look into the Elementary Podcasts app so that you can listen while you're out of the house. 

Another option here on the website is Big City Small World, where the episodes are also much shorter.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I have a comment for Tom, the teacher.
Dear Tom,
At the first I should say "Thank you" for your help. Your comments after every podcast are very interesting. In episode 7 in Your turn topic the voice 2 said: "The world’s your
oyster". I have understood in my mind, but I spent a lot of time to find this idiom in vocabulary. Could you to explain the idioms please?
Thanks

Hello Irina,

Tom's not able to answer your comment, so I hope you don't mind that I do. I'm sure he'd be very happy to know that you find his comments useful! To answer your question, if you look up 'oyster' in the Cambridge Dictionary search box on the right side of this page and then look at the idiom the world is sb's oyster, you'll see a definition: 'If the world is ​your ​oyster, you can do what you ​want or go where you ​want'.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Nice Podcast! But... I didn't get the joke! :/

what's the meaning of :the world's your oyster.

Hello baabor275,

On the right of most pages on LearnEnglish you can see a window to look up words in our Cambridge Dictionaries Online. Just type in your phrase and click 'Look it up!' to see a defintion, examples, grammar information and more. You can even hear the pronunciation.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

My name is Lina I am pharmaceutical chemistry, I am from Colombia. I love to read and write, it is difficult to say who is my favorite writer... But I wolud choose to J.J. Tolkien because he broke the history of literature fairy tales in two; the fairy tales are before and after him.

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