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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

 
Hi luisvaz, this site is excellent to practise your English. I'm usually busy and I can't use the PC because my son is a screenager!!! so I don't send my comments as frequently as I'd like to do.
If you are from Portugal, I want to tell you that I admire  Saramago who died recently. I Think his books are great. He is a genious. What are you doing in Africa? I'm an English teacher in Cordoba ,a city in the centre of argentina. Bye, have a nice day!!!

 Hi every one.
 
I´m new here too, I`m from Colombia. I´d like to improve my English and this way could be really useful for practice.
I live in Santa Marta, It´s a beautiful city on the Caribe Coast, it has  a lots natural attractives and the people are very nice.

SEVILLE´S CITY
 
I was born in Seville. This is the capital of Andalusia and it´s in the south east of Spain. More or less 800.000 people live in this city and it´s the fourth capital of Spain about population. I think it´s a small city if I compare to another cities like Madrid or Barcelona (Seville is smaller than another big cities like Madrid or Barcelona).
 
 The historic area it´s very old and it was built by romans. If you visit my city, you will see several important monuments like: cathedral, Torre del Oro, La Giralda, etc. Something of it´s world heritage.
 
 Many tourist go to Seville every year, for example to study spanish language, to study a degree with a scholarchip, on holidays. It´s an interesting city to visit because the weather it´s normally good. But I think we have a problem, in winter the weather may be terribly cold, and many people who visited my city said me: "I was colder in Seville than in Poland". The problem of the weather in Seville even in winter it´s always the humidity. 
 
 I think Seville it´s a fantastic place to go out with friends, to drink something, to eat "tapas", to see museums, etc.
 
 Anyway, there´s one thing don´t like me. This is people from Seville don´t speak another language, for example, english language. I think that´s a shame!
 
Another thing, it´s a terrible place to live in summer, between july and august, because it´s too hot. One solution is go to beaches, because are relatively close to Seville.

For me this episodes always leave more vocabulary, has been very successful to be with you, thanks!

Hellow 
I am new member here, so , I hope to be well in English language and I am always looking for site like this site  so . I want to say : thank you and have fun for all

Hellow 
I am new member here, so , I hope to be well in English language and I am always looking for site like this site  so . I want to say : thank you and have fun for all

Hello , i like practice my english , and with podcast i foud a easy way to do it , thanks a lot

hey
i am new member here .i am learning now
and i wash talking english every time

i,m happy to read it but i can not listen it also i can not download it.

Hi Elias

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Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

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