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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.

Check your understanding

Exercise

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

it is a very useful link but i could not find a clarification to my question
it dose not make sense to specify the time in my question ( this morning ) and then the other person answer me about another time in the future ( this afternoon )!

i hope that my question is clear

Hi Mohammed53,

Perhaps I've missed it, but in the transcript I couldn't find any reply to this question that specified the afternoon. They talked about cooking and taking a walk and perhaps stopping for a pint, and perhaps these actions might continue into the afternoon, but as I understand it, these actions all at least were going to begin in the morning. In the UK, the morning is a long stretch of time, from sunrise until at least 12:00, so one can do quite a lot in that period of time. 

I'm not sure I've addressed exactly what you were asking about, but I hope so!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot sir, it is clear now.

it's very interesting for me to see that in English people create word themselves by attaching to word such as workaholics or chocoholics .
any way anybody know about what is the manner of learning English in this web site .
I have just lesson to the podcast and doing exercises . so do I doing good manner to learning English in this web site right ?

Hello M.matin,

I'd recommend you read our Help page, where you can find advice on how to use LearnEnglish to improve. By the way, the Elementary Podcasts Series 1 and 2 are more difficult than Series 3 and 4, so be sure to use the one that suits you best.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Many years ago when I learned in school, English teacher told us about meal in Britain. She said there are three meals: breakfast in the morning, dinner in the day and supper in the evening. In the podcast there is nothing about supper. What is it?

Hello krig,

Supper is a small evening meal before sleeping and it is a common meal in Britain as you say. The podcast does not mention it, but it is not intended to be comprehensive - if it were, then it would need to discuss other common meals such as brunch, elevenses and midnight snacks!

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I see, thank you for your answer!

Hi, what does Appostive mean?

Hii Charles,

Did you perhaps mean 'appositive'? You won't find that word in our dictionary (I've checked), but you can find 'apposition', which is the noun form of the adjective 'appositive'. I think the definition and example will clarify it for you.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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