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Episode 04

In this episode Tess is upset about losing her cat and Ravi offers support. Their guests talk about chocolate and ways of wasting time. You can also follow Carolina as she tries some British home cooking. Will she like it?

Elementary Podcasts

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.

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:02].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:35].

Note: a 'portmanteau' word is one that combines parts of two normal words to make a new word, e.g. 'chocolate' + 'alcoholic' = 'chocoholic'

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

hi everybody.
It is my first comment and I want to say that, YOU are really gorgeous team.
if I want to put off working I watch to films but I can`t enjoy it because works in my mind or I surf the internet any websites. As you know if you have works it is too easy find interesting stuff.
In Azerbaijan we rarely make new words.

I eat seafood almost once a week especially mussels. I'm addicted to them. The best ones come from north Sardegna. My favourite way to eat them is cooked with spaghetti or preferable fresh with some lemon drops. They are good for you beacause they contain a lot of minerals and noble proteins. They makes you feel near the seaside although you are long distance from it.

In which time you have a supper?
I think that breakfast is in the morning, dinner -- afternoon, supper is in the evening and lunch is American version from dinner or mean fast food.

If I've got some work to do , but I don't want to do it... . First it make me nervous, then I start to look at my social sites, I do it every two minutes. It proceeds about half an hour, then I try to do my work. But usually it isn't get, and then I contin to look at my social sites and news in Internet. I make a tea or cofee. Sometimes I spend time with my childrens. From this site I knew that another people do almost same things.

Hello everyone!
I usually listen to Elementary Podcast when I don't want to work. Because I would like to improve my English.
Sometimes I watch videos of medical techniques.
Thank you!

Hello everybody!

I'm trying to improve my level of english, and in this lection I learned many new things, e.g.: I didn't know the 'portmanteau' words term.

What do you do when you don't want to do your work? I prefer listen to the music and see movies. I like science fiction.

Lucky and greetings,

Hello team,
I like choclate very much of course, my favorite kind is the plane ones without biscuites or nuts or caramel inside, i'd like to eat it last thing in the day just before going to sleep after long day of hard workind, it makes me feeling happy and relaxed actually.

Hello Tom,
Actually i gonna ask very primitive questio, when you say at the end bye for now, why you did not say just bye, or both are the same meanig, can i say it to a friend at end of a telephone chat, is it formal or not
Thank you

Hello Sherine hussein,

'Bye for now' is quite informal, but so is 'Bye'. The more formal way to say this 'Goodbye'.

'Bye for now' suggests that we know that we will see the other person again soon. 'Bye' or 'Goodbye' are more general in meaning.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks alot Peter for the explanation.

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