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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?

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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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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

Hi ca.kulwinder,

Yes, that is quite correct. If we say 'He might find...' then we are talking about the future; if we say 'He might have found...' then we are talking about the past.

'Might' is a modal verb and you can find out about its use on our pages on modal verbs. 'Maybe' is an adverb which means the same as 'perhaps'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Peter

If I have some work but I don't to do it.I'll going to drink cup of coffe or I'm going to spend time on internet ,surf my facebook and check my email.I'll speak with my friends by using text message.I would like to listen to slowly music or anything make me relax and then return to do my work.

In this moment I hate my work, so I don't pay attencion In anybody. I pretend to change my work. I would like to travel to abroad and work in a International company. I study English because is very important to change my work.

HI
WELL, WHEN I DON´T LIKE THE WORK I TRY TO END AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AND PAST WITH OHTER WORK.

Hi everyone,
I need samples of the ielts to study.I want to write in the coming months
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Thank you all

Hello BobbyV,

I'd recommend you look for the free practice tests available on TakeIELTS. The reason your contact information has been crossed out is that the sharing of such information is against our House Rules. In any case, I think you'll find TakeIELTS very useful.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

I dont get some phrases in the first exercise: 'i should give the hospital a ring later' or 'pop round to the hospital' or 'do they own you any overtime' ???. i really confuse.
if i'm not mistaken, maybe those mean 'i should go to the hospital to visit my uncle' and then sue said: 'you should go earlier and look for hospital'... oh i dont get it.... please explain those for me.
thanks so much

Hello Anh Dung Phan,

You should be able to find 'give a ring' and 'pop round' in the dictionary (see the search box on the lower right side of this page). If your employer 'owes you overtime' (note it should be 'owes', not 'owns'), it means they need to pay you 'overtime' (you can find that in the dictionary, too). If you still don't understand after looking these phrases up in the dictionary, please ask again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team 

Hello everyone!
I'm çonfuse how to solve section 7 and exercise 2 plz help me

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