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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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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 [13:54].

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Tom the teacher

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Luigi,

In short answers we use the same auxiliary verb as in the question. Thus, if the question uses 'have' as the auxiliary verb then we use 'have' in the short answer. If the question uses 'be' then we use 'be'. For example:

Were you driving the car?

Yes I was. / No I wasn't.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Well, thank you.

hi i dont undrestand this phrase
dont push your luck

Hi babaknoory,

As I said in reply to your earlier question, the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search tool is the best way to find out the meaning of phrases which you are not sure about. Just type 'push your luck' into the seach window and click 'Look it up!'

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The LearnEnglish Team

hi peter
thanks alot & best regards

I defiantly complain when i got bad service.It's better to restaurant to overcome this and improve his level of service.

Today i would like to discus Arfa Karim the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP). She was born in 2 February 1995 Faisalabad Pakistan . In 2004 she got MCP certificate at the age of nine .She represent PKISTAN in different international forums and get various national and international awards.She was unexpectedly death at the age of 16 and morn hole world.

as those people said, I do not complain about their bad service because I want avoid senseless fight with others. Fight with shopper might waist time and bother other guests. In addition, I do not get angry in daily life. My personality is calm and quiet. In my childhood, I did not have a fight with my mother compared with my elder brother. If I interrupt others or have others angry, at first I say sorry because it is the best way to solve a problem safely and calmly. I do not want consume my mind and time with tinny incident.

Once upon a time Nasreddin Hodja falls down from the roof. His neighbours come to visit and say best wishes to him. Everybody talks about this accident. A man says it's awful, a man says it's a huge hazard, a man says it's very painful, and so on.
The Hodja ask "is there anybody who falls down from the roof?" Nobady says anything. The Hodja says only one person understand my situation who fallen down from the roof.

can anybody help me in english?