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Episode 06

In this episode Ravi has hurt his leg and Tess persuades him to go to the doctor. Their guests talk about architect Zaha Hadid and complaining about bad service. You can also follow Carolina as she goes to the hairdresser. Will she get a new look?

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 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 3

Tess and Ravi 3

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 4

Tess and Ravi 4

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:22].

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Task 5

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:54].

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Task 6

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:54].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:46].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:46].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello Sherine,

On most pages with a video or audio text you can find the transcript. In this you can check the correct form of the phrase, which is 'clear your throat' and then you can use an online dictionary to look it up.

We are a small team here at LearnEnglish and we try to answer all the questions we are asked. However, we get many questions every day and it's not possible for us to explain phrases like this which can be found easily in an online dictionary.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks

Thank you.

Hello,
I gonna talk about bad service and complaining, for me i dont like to complain, what i will do is not to go to the same place again where i found the bad service, and i guess i will tell my friends and my family not to go there.
Thanks

I have a little experience in observation of great famous buildings. I have a short list of cities and places where I've been. Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Saratov, Сologne, Stuttgart, Memmingen and a small village on the region of Russia called Ural. I think my best experience - it is from Germany, although Saint Petersburg have his special, peculiar and amazing architecture. I can't remember clear enough that I saw in Petersburg. In Germany I especially like Ludwigsburg Palace and Cologne Cathedral. I hope once I will go abroad and see something else, something like Petronas towers or Empire street building. It's my dream. That's why I write this comment. It helps me improve my English. May be one day I can write my comments easily and with loads of smart words, using richest own vocabulary from my mind. In that day I will say more about great buildings and architecture.

Generally, I don’t like to complain, a complaint by itself can make me angrier than weaknesses in service , but sometimes I choose to complain, I do that when a loss from my side is too big .The online form of complaint is more convenient from my point of view and I often use it .

I’d like to speak about my favorite artist Rembrandt. He was living and working in fist part of the 17’th century at Holland. He was brilliant drawer and graver , the great master of chiaroscuro. He was the greatest representative of Gold age of Dutch painting. He fetched in his paintings full range of the human feelings and emotions like nobody had done before. His paintings were very diverse in their genres, but my favorite genre is his portraits. I’m able to spend hours observing each of his portraits. It’s like to speak with people that lived the centuries ago.

I feel desperate about learning English and I do not know how to improve my English. Actually, some of my friends say your English is really enough to communicate with other people. Anyway, I wanna say that could you tell me an advice to improve my English. Especially I wanna improve my reading skills.

Thank you

Hello akfsvgn,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! We have a section on these topics which you can find here. It contains our advice for using this site, tips on how most effectively to learn English and suggestions as to how to improve particular skills (reading, listening etc.).

You can also use the comments sections on most pages if you have specific questions about the material on those pages.

Finally, remember also that the British Council in your country has its own site with information about events and, of course, courses in English.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much for your helping.

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