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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 nicolam998, It's nice to read ! I'm sure when recommend to Italy I think no any word so that describe about Italy's beautiful. Everyone knows your country is famous for: fashion capital, Ferrari sport cars, Religion, great sights, etc,..
Certainly, it also lots of beautiful beach, island in Vietnam for example: Phu Quoc Beach or called other name is Pearl Island. I have been come here. It's amazing.
Well, I hope that I'll have a opportunity to travel to come Italy in near future, and I expecting to meet your family in Vietnam in your holiday.....

Le Nhung

Hello Tess and Ravi,

My favorite cartoon is: Schtroumpf or called The Smurfs
Initial Schtroumpf just appearance as a figure in Johan et Pirlouit comic book of Peyo painter.
The Smurfs were created so cute: small blue creatures like humans tail rabbit, and dressing white color. They're very lovely, funny, sometime have silly act ..The children really love them so then many cartoon series about Schtroumpf was produced by Belgian painter Ms. Poye and some another producer..

Hi, Learning English Team

I have just found some letters was mistyped in episode 9 please see it at 'While you listen"
- 1.8 b / She's COMIBG back on Saturday
- 4.8 C/ There are travelling cinemas in the COUNTRUSIDE

Best Regards,

Le Nhung

Hi le nhung,

Thank you very much for pointing these out.  I've edited the exercises and corrected them.

Thanks again and best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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Good Morning everybody! In this podcast I heard the expression "make a noise", but I remember that pop stars in their concerts often say: "Make some noise!!!". Are they both correct? Have they got the same meaning? When we use the first one and when we use the second one? Thank you very much.

Hi Alessandra,

Yes, both are correct. "make a noise" is used to say that an object is producing a sound - for example, some microwave ovens make a noise when they finish cooking something. "make some noise" in the context your refer to is of course a way of asking their audience to participate in the concert by shouting, singing, clapping their hands, etc.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team