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Episode 08

In this episode Ravi asks Tess a favour, and their guests talk about British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough and Christmas in Prague. You can follow Carolina as she visits a pub with some friends. What will she think about British pubs?

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 [00:19].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [19:55].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

The best thing for me on TV is News and films.
To me TV programmes are of different types with specific objective information, as such its elither suits viewers' or not.
Yes. I has.

I criticize the use of laugh tracks.

I don’t watch TV, but if I watch I prefer films on BBC, Discovery channel or National Geographic. Because there are a lot of interesting programs in this channel. For example, about space, wild, geniuses. You can be a versatile man. I don’t like news. Because I don’t hear something positive. We only hear global problems.

I think that TVs are no longer used, we almost watch Youtube more than programs on TV. But, I prefer documentaries programs and I hate so much the news.

i prefer watch on tv sports programs, it's intresting, it's ok i spend 5 hours or more to watch matchs. i don't like watch anmals programs, it's boring.

Well,I think the most TV shows are not very interesting!But when I'm watching it,I prefer the sports channel.

What are the best – and worst – things on TV?’ What about you? What do you think about TV programmes?

usually I don't watch on TV due to that you can watch anything that you want by internet so I spend lots of time on my laptop even when I want to see football matches but I can say that the best things on TV that you watch football matches with your friends, Films and documentary shows.on the opposite side the worst things are: news channels and limited choices.

best wishes for you.

Hi team, I've got a doubt from Task 3_Carolina(2)
Why does Jamie ask to Carolina "What are you drinking?"(correct option) rather than "What will you drink?"(incorrect option) ?
if Carolina just arrived to the pub and it's not drinking anything yet.

Thanks.

Hello jmajo

'What will you drink?' is not correct here, as we don't use 'will' to speak about what we want in a situation like this. You can read more about 'will' on our 'will' and 'would' and Talking about the future pages.

'What are you drinking?' is an informal way of asking someone what they would like to drink in a pub or bar.

Best wishes

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Altough there are lots of TV programmes nowadays to choose, I prefer the documentaries and the biographical movies. I don't hate any TV program, but in my opinion, the reality shows are the worst by far, they are a waste of time.
Thanks for the episode!!.

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