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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


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)


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hii. My name is Alessandra, I'm from Brazil. I'm at the college now. I study Environmental Engineer and I really care about the planet and the Environmental. I'd like to meet Al Gore, jornalist, ecologist and also the ex-vice-president of United States. He was vice president since 1993 until 2001 and he lost the presidental election in 2000.
In 2006 he released the documentaty called "An Inconvenient Truth" that won the Oscar and was talking about the climate changes.
One year later, in 2007, Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Prize "for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change".

Hi Ale_L nice to meet you, I am from India, Nice to read that You are care about the planet and Environment. I have done my engineering in Mechanical engineering and I'd like to further education in Environment engineering.

Nice to meet you, Ale.

I have four brothers. One is older than me, Francisco, he's an engineer and lives in China. Then is Raimundo, who is also an engineer but works in a small town as a math teacher at the University. Maximiliano is the fourth of us, and is an engineer too, just started to work a few months ago, and finally Benjamin the youngest, he's studying the last semester of guess what... Engineering. I'm different, I'm Neurologist, now I'm working in Santiago. My parents live in Concepción, my dad is an engineer and my mom is at home.

Everyday I use three difeerent transport to reach my work place. At first I catch a underground, after that a trolley and sometimes a bus. But when I travel I prefer driving,because you are independent and you can make what you want.

Taxi drivers in my city really love you if you pay what they want.They try to be funny and interesting .If you pay what it costs they complain about prices for petrol and about politicians.They never tell you what they want .They ask you "How much?". They hope you will pay more than they want. About travelling. I love travelling by plane ,it`s fast, and by ship,it`s pleasing. Unfortunately ,they both are too expensive for me now.

I love travel by plane because the travel hours was short , and i like also travel by train to see landscape.

In my country Egypt transportation by taxi but taxi about susan talking black and whit very old the taxi became modern it is whit and has a meter to select the ticket price and this important, and whoever violates this fine.
also transportation , underground , bus, and ferry but not all in my country .
me i like got a taxi and underground.

My person in my country Egypt is professor, Naguib Mahfouz he is got Nobel prize winner for Literature
was 1988 the only Arab writer to have won the award he said Arab world also won the Nobel with me.
he is 2006.

Hi everybody.
My pleasure to be with you for learning English. Is it correct to say. It is us who should thank you.
Best wishes