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Episode 03

In this episode Ravi asks Tess for some advice, and their guests talk about meditation and space exploration. You can also follow Carolina as she meets a friend’s family for the first time. Will she get on well with 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 [00:22].

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Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:10].

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Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:31].

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


For me, the task of this episode is really difficult. grrrrr.!!!!

I think space exploration is not a waste of time and money. Space exploration is need to find another planet that people can live. Our world will not be exist forever. So, we need to find another place that human beings can live. BYE!!!!

I think the space exploration is a waste of time and money, especially when we talk about poor people, climate change and disease, it's a bit ridiculous when we see the big countries spend millions of million of dollars for nothing, just watching the black, counting and naming the stars while poor people die every day of famine and our planet suffers of pollution and high temperature

I think the meditation is very important for of all becouse it open your maind and be work it and feel very instrant and in islam voucs for meditation in quran alot

I think that space exploration is not waste of time and money. The temperature of the Earth is getting higher every year and one day is gonna be impossible to live in here. We need to discover if there is another place to live beyond the Earth.

The space is not attention for me, but i think it is attention for anther people, if they are have money and free time so great idea do exploration the space

I want you talk about healthy food, it's Important topic for nowadays.

Space exploration isn't a waste of time if we see it by the science point. There are so many things that humankind can discover about the universe, and these things can help a lot in technology development. Conversely, this isn't the most important thing in the world because exists a lot of things in the world that need to be improved and life on earth matters.

Well, I think space exploration is necessary buy not the most important thing to do, maybe the goberments should worry about other matters more urgent for their societies like building houses, growing food or medical care for people. Some countries spend loads of money in space exploration while some people whom live in those countries don't have enough money to buy food or pay the rent of their house. But I also think that at certain point the earth wouldn't be able to support all the population at the level is growing nowadays so it will be necessary to have an alternative habitat to live in.

Thanks for the episode!! Great site!

Personally, i don't think so.
I think space exploration is of great significance to mankind as its helps to understand and interact consciously in relation to our geographical ecosystem.
I agree with those opinion that space exploration is not a waste of time and money.