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Episode 01

Welcome to Series 2! In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about birthdays, and their guests talk about knitting and favourite food. Do you remember Carolina from Series 1? She’s a student from Venezuela who’s studying in Newcastle and in this episode she goes shoe shopping. What type of shoes will she choose?

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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:21].

Tom’s tip for speaking about birthdays: In social terms, when a child becomes an adult, they stop wanting to have presents on their birthdays. This, of course, is not true. But it does mean that we have to pretend that we don't want presents, and when we give them, we have to make them look not very important.

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:05].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:05].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

My favorite food is Omani and Egyptian , which I like spices and herps

I actually like all types of food. But it has to taste good. But I prefer European food like Burger, pasta......

Maybe Italian food, too.Especially pizza and pasta.But also other types of dishes.

Very easy to understand. I will continue to use this site

I really like the italian food.They are one of the best.The pizza and pasta are delicious.

Goodness me, Tom is really easy to understand, he's got such a smooth pronunciation! I can understand these recordings like never before!

Someone knows where I could find the audios?

Hello Dayanna Moreno,

You can download the audio by right-clicking on the player and choosing 'Save as...'

 

Peter

The LeanEnglish Team

My favourite food is italian food. I love pizza and pasta. I can choose different type of pasta. I love those italian foods because I quite like cheese.

My favorite food is Turkish food and Indonesian food.

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