You are here

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].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3



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

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

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

Task 1


Task 2




Language level

Intermediate: B1


I think that the space exploration is not a waste of time and money because we were created with learning needs. We should train our brains. But we have to use for peaceful purposes.

Billions of dollars are spent every year by the world's space agencies, but does this money bring us any benefit, or should we pull the plug and spend it elsewhere?

I do not know a lot about space exploration

It's not a waste of money or time in space because we can study and look at the interesting objects in the space

I think that space exploration is a good thing.Maybe someday these studies and the exploration could bring something good for us and for the earth!

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

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?

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,

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


The LearnEnglish Team