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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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 3

Tess and Ravi 3

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 4

Carolina 1

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

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Task 5

Carolina 2

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

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hi,
I get up early and a i listen my podcast every day before i go to work, and i like it

Hi,
I don't think that space exploration is a waste of time and money, because it can help us to descover a lot of things to solve problems of the planet

I don't think space exploration is a total waste of money. Because as a superior race, it is our duty to know more about our universe if it's within our capabilities.
We should know about the universe we live in and everything in it. And maybe by doing so, if our planet becomes inhabitable due to our harmful activities, we can maybe found a new planet to live. It's exciting, isn't it?

Hi!
At the end of the first section Tess says "Well done. Shall we get on with it, then?". What does 'get on' mean there? What another verb can I use for asking the question?
In the 5th section Doug says "What do you think of this country of ours?". Why does he say 'of this country of ours' rather than 'about our country'? Is there any distinction between two these phrases,
Thanks!

Hello Dmevko

'to get on with something' means to continue doing something, that is, to start doing it after a pause or interruption. You could also say 'move on' or 'get back to' in many cases.

There is no difference in meaning between 'of this country of ours' and 'about our country'. Saying it the first way could mean you really want to know what the person you are speaking to will say, but the meaning is exactly the same.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello!
I get up early, I go out running -or just walking, it depends- and when I return home, I listen to the podcast in my comfortable armchair. I enjoy learning something new.
Regarding the second question, I do not know much about space exploration ... Technological advances are a good thing, although perhaps we humans must protect each other first.

Hi. Can someone tell me how I can download the audio?
Thanks.

Hi Luis, just right click on top of the audio and select "Save audio as"
I hope you can, i did it.
Jocey Ricardo

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The LearnEnglish Team

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