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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

I liked listening about Bath. I liked the joke .he imitated the polar bear well.  I liked the quiz . I knew  mostly all the answers. the greatest  problem facing humanity is the gab between the poor and the rich, and it is rising .Discussing vocabularies was very useful."I'd rather learn English than French.", "In Egypt, there are about 85 million people." ," oops, I forgot to thank you."   

What do you think is the biggest problem for the world today
I think that the biggest problem is terrible earthquake.
In Japan, Newzealand and another country It occurs frequentley
Most was too small but some was strong enough to destroy the city.
It is disaster that threats our family and life.
Few months ago, I saw the scene of earthquake on recored video.
A lot of people was running away to avoid it. They absolutely looked awful.
A numerous people died and hurt by the disaster.
Also, historic famous buildings was destoried.
In future, I hope it will not occurs again.

excuse me i cannot find the transcript of these podcasts , please help me

Hello Khaled,
To find the transcript, you need to click on 'Instructions & downloads'. Does that help?
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

 dear sir
 I am very happy about this learning English . how i improve my spelling  . have there  any thing learning skill find out for me
     chani 

Hi Chani,
I have bad news for you - spelling in English is a difficult area. There are even spelling competitions for native speakers because it's so hard to know how to spell some words.
Perhaps the main reason for the problem in English is that almost all sounds are spelled in different ways and almost all letters and groups of letters can be pronounced in different ways. But before you get too worried, there are some rules that can help.
For example, if you want to make a comparative or superlative, we add -er or -est to the end of the adjective. However, if the adjective ends in a consonant plus -y we change the 'y' to an 'i'. e.g. lazy - lazier - laziest If the adjective ends in a consonant plus -e we remove the double 'e'. e.g. safe - safer - safest And if the adjective ends in consonant - vowel - consonant, we double the final letter. e.g. big - bigger - biggest However, there are even some exceptions to that complicated rule!
Did you see this page? http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/poems/eye-halve-spelling-chequer
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,
I am studying English, so your site offers me a great manner how to speak English properly.
I enjoy listening to your podcasts!!
Thank you so much for this.

great..... i like it....

Hi LearnEnglish Team
I just want to know is there any scholarship program  which is provided by UK govt for people outside England ? I mean such an exchange student program, or something like feel short semester study in UK?
I really excited and hopefully that i can get that chance..
And can you give an idea how to make me influence in English and speak as British people?
I really like their accent.. Please give us more information about differences between British English and American English in Grammar corner...

Hi Desi,
The British Council is not part of the UK government, so we are not the best people to ask about government scholarships etc. We are also a big organisation, so I don't know about all the programmes we run and you should look through our web pages for more information.
You might find what you are looking for at Education UK or by reading about the Chevening Scholarships. There are also programmes aimed at students from specific countries and since you are from Indonesia, you should look at the British Council Indonesia web page for more information.
There are very few differences in the grammar of British and American English, which is why we don't have a page on this in the grammar section. If you prefer British English, then you should listen to and read learning materials in British English, such as the ones on this site.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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