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Episode 09

In this episode Tess and Ravi are making plans for the weekend, and their guests talk about the cartoonist Matt Groening and the Indian film industry. You can also follow Carolina as she starts to really enjoy life in Newcastle and invites some of her new friends to dinner. What do you think she’ll cook for them?

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



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:12].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [22:15].

Task 1


Task 2




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hi mobinmax,
The British Council is one of the owners of the IELTS examination and we publish our own materials specially designed to prepare candidates for the exam.  You can find these on the British Council's Take IELTS pages:
I hope that helps you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I supposed Carolina invited her friends to eat "Pabellón" that the name of
tipycal dish of Venezuela, this recipe has rice , black beans called "caraotas",meat, fried banana and fried eggs. It is delicious¡
Try to make it. It is easy, but the combination of that diferent products give us
a deliciuos meal.

I have a opinion about elementary podcast.If the section of tom(grammar section) is greater than now, i think it will help us much more.
Thanks to the member of "Learn English Team".

Hello Hatibabu!
Well, these podcasts cover a lot of different topics! They are mostly about listening skills, not grammar. If you want to do more work on grammar, we have lots of materials though! Take a look at our grammar section, or look at the language focus sections of our Word on the Street videos.
Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for learning English, it's fantastic!

This site is very cool, congratulations !!

Like to listen these podcasts.

I don't know what is the difference between "through" and "throughout". When do we use these words? Could you help me?
Thank you!

thank you all Tess, Rave, Tom and Gorden
love you, bye

Hi, congratulations, this is a very good project. is amazing!!!!
I guess there are two errors in questions 2 and 7, agree to the  transcript document