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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


i think we remember words when we put them in a sentencese and revise them every day with mor listen . best wishies

 hello everone .i would like to ask u a questıon .how can i remember  words in englısh whıch way is the best ?  i memorise them after 1 week i forget %75 of them .thanks ..

This episode was amazing. I'd really enjoyed it !

Hello everybody¡
I think space exploration is a luxury to respond the question if we are not alone in this world, or if we can do something against an extraterrestrial threat that could destroy the humankind.
I think it is better to invest and resolve more urgent and important problems than really can improve the chance of remain on long term, as the global warming, the massive extinction, the deforestation, and promote the sustainable living.
Thank you.

hai Tess and Ravi,i work in uae as a bus driver, i am a new listener,i do listen yours podcasts usually,i downloaded the podcasts in my cellphone and i hear it when i go to for a walk,when i drive the bus and when i all get the spare time i try to hear your first it was to hard to understand you.but now it is being to easy ,so thank you very much.

When I get stressed, fist I take a break.
Someday I started. I didn't remeber why I started to lay myself on bed.
If I open my eyes, I will concentrate on bad things for a long time.
So It's good idea to sleep for me.
Second after I wake up, I listen to music and keep my mind as comfortable as possible. Third I have a delicious food and It's perfect idea to forget stress.
It's essential to have sweet food because It make me feel nice as if I meet lovely someone. Last I chat with a friend having a cup of tea in the cafe, go out
and go on chatting walking in the park. Maybe Last is very good way to relax.

 i think space exploration is just a hobby, because we couldn't control the life in this world yet so how they want go to start new life there, specially in the world which is very different for living.
in my country (Iran), we usually shake hands and some time kiss each other when we meet a new person.
and i would like to say, i always listen to the podcast on morning before starting my work, because i reach early to the office and i have time for listening.
thank you so much.

I think that space exploration is a waste of time and money because there isn't life on any other planets of the universe.
The Earth is the only planet where we find good conditions to live in. We have to worry more with our planet.
There are lots of problems to solve. For instance:
- the global warming;
- pollution of the air, soil and water;
- desertification;
- war, politics and religion.
While we live in this planet we have to be better friends of the environment.

I don't think space exploration is a a waste of time and money, but an investment to our life in the future, because we can't know when the Earth is going to end because is the minority of the World countries who take really seriously the global warming issues. So we may need an alternal planet where to live in.
Besides, the world reality maybe very painful at times, so thinking of space thanks to the researches dones, speaking of one I read in an article of Space Warmholes, may our mind travel and forget the horrid things that happen in our world today!

At last I found the way to learn English