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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.

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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 [15:12].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

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Hello mabs.ipe12,

The transcript is available in pdf format under Instructions & downloads, which is just beneath the audio player.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

please tell me what different about how to use "cause" and "make"
Example: Cars cause serious pollution (not "make")

Hello tovan,

I'd suggest you look up 'cause' and 'make' in our dictionary – see the search box under Cambridge Dictionaries Online on the lower right side of this page. Read the definitions and examples and I think the differences and similarities will become clearer for you, but if not, don't hesitate to ask us again. Please note that both words have different uses and meanings – in this case, you should compare the entries for them as verbs (not nouns).

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I am really willing to see Mister Gordon.
How could I see him?

hello guyzzzzzz .which episode are you talking about

ohhhhhhhhh you are interested in cartoons oh god! you are a kiddo....

Thank you very much!

Hi everyone!
I can't understand "as many as" in the following context: "India produces almost twice as many films each year as the USA" . What I don't understand is the phrase structure, probably I'm translating from spanish and this doesn't let me understand it.
Thanks a lot!

Hello ssoniacs,

This is a comparison of the number of films produced in the two countries, and means that if 100 films are produced per year in the US, nearly 200 are produced in India. India produces more films than the US. How many more? Nearly twice (two times) as many films as the US.

'as many' in Spanish would be 'tantos' (or in this case, 'tantas') and the second 'as' would be 'como'.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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