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Episode 09

In this episode Ravi is thinking about giving up his Spanish lessons, and their guests talk about a special watch and time machines. You can also follow Carolina as she and Jamie go out for dinner. Will they have a good meal?

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


Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:23].

Task 1



Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:49].

Task 1


Task 2


Tom the teacher

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [00:00].

Task 1


Task 2


Task 3




Language level

Intermediate: B1


It's very interesting here! But actually I didn't get exactly how it works! 

Hi! every one , I am new here. I love the way British Council teaching English. But I have a problem, can any one help me? my problem is my spelling mistake. I alwayes did some silly mistake. There is always two  three mistake in one line. How can I improve it? Please help!!

Hi Nobo

I'm awful at spelling but fortunately, I rarely have to write by hand and so let the spell check fix my work for me. Unfortunately, this means that often I don't have to think about my spelling, I just type how I like and then hit F7. 

If you want to think a bit more about your spelling, I suggest turning off your automatic spell checker and then you won't get the red squiggly lines under your work. This should force you to think about your spelling a bit more. Then when you turn the spell check back on, open another new document and type the corrected version in the new document. Don't just copy and paste!

That's how I learnt how to spell 'necessary' (I was getting that wrong for years).

If this helps or you hear of any better suggestions, share them here.


Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

 it's great to listen.

I really hope this podcast can updated more quickly.

this podcast is very useful,thanks

I do love it!!!

Salaam! recently I joined want to learn English and commvinicate with others, wellcome to every one

This task is very practical.It also encourage me to do more and more lessons.

Hi, evreyone.I am new here.It is very good.Thanks British Council.