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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


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Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone :)
I've got a question... is it right to say "I work A LOT harder" or "it is A LOT more interesting"? Thanks)))

Hello Z.O.Y.A!

Yes, they are both OK - but you must be comparing something!
I work a lot harder [than you]
Studying English is a lot more interesting [than watching TV]

Hope that helps!

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

yes! Thank you very much for the help! :)

I think space exploration is not a waste of money and time. There are a lot of interesting things  and we have to know   what is out there. 

when I have free time and I am at home I listen podcast online. but I also dowload podcasts to my phone and listen in the bus 

I think space exploration is very important thing , it's not a waste of time and money, i think is something of develop, something of research and science. 

   hi.i just want to know why  the second series i can't play it online is there something going wrong with the site or this series especially ????

Hello yassmintheflower!

I'm sorry you're having problems! This series plays OK for me. Can you help me by answering some questions, and we'll try to find the problem.

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Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi all, good morning I hope today is better than yesterday talking about meditation , i never got meditation what have Sameena's do, where she is sit on the chair and make your body & your mind is relaxing , but I get same feel like mediation when i prey to my good, i don't know if you prayer to your good also you do mediation ? but as of my experience every after pray to my good especially in the midnight , i always feel more better , and do you thing about mediation guy ?