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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

Could you ask me, please? Why in the Task 7 exercise 2 in the sentence "He doesn't like doing exercise but he does like very spicy food" we need in ''does'' aftter ''but he''? Why we can not just write ''he likes spicy food''?

Hello Nolydix,

The auxiliary verb 'do' is commonly used to form questions and negatives in the present simple. It can also be used, as it is in the sentence you ask about, to place emphasis on the verb. You could say 'he likes' here and it would be correct; by saying 'he does like' you put emphasis on the fact that he likes spicy food.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

The biggest problem of the worl today is the human. We destroy everything. We have all the information about the past and we dont learn. I do the best with my behavior with the planet and like human been with other human and animal, but the people are really dificult to understand and complicated. I hope we change because we dont need wars or other planet, just need respect and education.

I lived in Mexico City
This is a huge city a lot of people and culture.
DF is the capital of Mexico. We have a lot of restaurants, museums, kind of events.
The problem with the city is the traffic is really difficult, noisey and esstresful.

Yes you're right. I live here in Mexico City too. I'm Mexican in fact, but now I have worked here from 7 years.
Hugs.

What's "in you get ", Henry said when he invited Carolina to get in the car , what's it means , can I just use it when I were in the same situation as Henry ?

Hello Chickenteriyaki,

"In you get' is an informal phrase meaning 'time to get in'.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

my home town is Cairo in Egypt it is capital of Egypt it is big city. There are the Nil river and presidential palace . It is beautiful city and there are many beautiful building and places lik Opera House it is very beautiful build in down town there are many activities like dancing , singing theater and people every where came to show activities. There are many beautiful places like restaurant and cinema .There are Egyptian museum has its many monuments of pharaonic how their lives . I don't like the crowded it is little crowed but it is very beautiful city.

i dont understand , when rita said "it really isnt the end of the world" what does she means?

Hello Chickenteriyaki,

You can find 'end of the world' in our dictionary (Cambridge Dictionaries Online, see the search box on the lower right) and I think that will clarify what she meant. If not, please let us know.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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