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Episode 07

In this episode Ravi is having a bad day and he tells Tess all about it. Their guests talk about the English city of Bath and global problems facing humanity. You can also follow Carolina as she goes away for the weekend with the Conservation Society. Will they have a good trip?

Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

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 1

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:24].

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:24].

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:08].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:08].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].

Summary: The person who wrote the sentences in the exercise lives in the tropics and likes it there. What he most enjoys doing in his free time is seeing soap operas, as well as sunbathing. He doesn't like doing exercise but he does like very spicy food.

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [24:05].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

The biggest problem facing humanity today is the wide spread global pandemic known as 'Covid-19' that has affects many countries.
The biggest problem for world today is 'Covid-19'.
It's the global pandemic called 'Corona Virus'.

Crucial environmental issues concern ozone depletion, global warming, species extinction, marine habitat destruction and deforestation to name just a few.

I agree the biggest problem facing humanity today is selfishness, poverty and those whose don't feeling of responsibility

I think the biggest problem humanity facing is the inequality.The differences between rich people and poor people are big.Unfortunately,it has been growing.

I think The world has made great progress financially in all decades
And this progress can be seen everywhere. But what threatens humanity is the moral and cultural decline. We couldn't build a world without war, we couldn't do justice and ... .

In my opinion, the biggest problem for people is global warming. If the temperature increases, we'll have a problem.

I love my home so much. It's rather big about 22 thousands of people and really calm. This is an ideal place for the life I suppose. It calls Chernogolovka, you're welcome!

I think the biggest problem in this days is around the social relationship.In my opinion we are too busy in social media and we believing all of the events with out a source but in fact we don't know they are right or wrong.we can speak with our family and friends and it's so good because I think we can't understand our problems , so we are always upset and bored all days.

Hi.I'm from Iran
I learn English by self study books.
I've never been in an English class.
this podcasts really helpful to improve English
thank you so much

I agree that the biggest problem facing humanity today is selfishness. Hunger, wars, dangerous diseases spread and climate change are provoked by our selfishness. Most of people just can't stop and think about others even if they have enough for comfortable life. They want more and more and ready to step over other. And the richer and powerful are people the more harm does their selfishness and insatiability.

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