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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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:19].


Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I just like that verbally, the skeleton joke is not that funny. It only becomes once you visualize the event happening. It's such a short joke, it's a bit jarring to hear it end so soon, so your brain goes over it to find the humour, and then it's funny.

My Favourite cartoon is Tom and Jerry.Tom is a cat while Jerry is a mouse.Tom always hunt for Jerry but was always unsuccesful.Jerry was very tricky and smart mouse.It is very funny cartoon and interesting

this podcast helps me improved my english

Italy is a nation of cinema-lovers. People go to the cinema, almost always,  on weekend. In this period, the Italian film industry produces many horror films, thriller and love stories. In Italy there are a lot of cinemas and many of them are complex. The entrance ticket costs 8 € per person. People don't watch films in English, although the American films are most popular. "Cinecittà" is the head office of the Italian film studios where movie directors such as Fellini, Antonioni, Rossellini, De Sica, have shot excellent films. Those films never will be forgotten. I go to the cinema once a mounth. I like thriller movies and drama.

Hello, my favorite cartoon character is Snoopy, i really love it, and I'd like to meet the person who was created and also maybe all the snoopy's gang like Charlie Brown, Lucy, linus and of course that litle bird called woodstock =)

I love Monsters Inc. I think every character is insteresting. The little girl is so lovely and attract the attention of everybody. The story is well developed and realized.

I would like to meet Gardfield. He's a very funny cat. He's always thinking about food, sleeping, bad jokes... I think he has a peculiar sense of humor. I like the relacionship between this cat and his owner, I can`t remember his name. And I also would like to meet Mafalda, she's a very smart girl and we would have an interesting conversation about the world, her country, the politics, and everything you can imagine. And I love the way this comic is drawn.

garfield was one the best cartoon, i had ever watched.hey mama was my best scene, garfield and the dog enjoying themselve

My favorite cartoon is Goofy. He is very, very, funny. i watched it a lot of times but i never bored to see it. He is always so improbable. He does everything in a strange, inpossible and very, very different way. I can remember very well the cartoon when Goofy was in mountain and he wanted to know to ski, I laughted all the time. And the other one when he was with Paperino [Donald duck] and Topolino [Mickey Mouse] and they were travelling with caper. Certainly Walt Disney was a great, fantastic....inventor or designer? I dont't know which is the exatly word to use. I never could to see someting better than those brilliant, funny and creative cartoons.