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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].

Exercise

Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

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

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 1

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

Exercise

Task 4

Carolina 2

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

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

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

Exercise

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].

Exercise

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

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 I think that they are saying "bye for now" - meaning good bye until we meet again. 

Jack Radford 

The LearnEnglish Team

 

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