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Episode 10

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk to Gordon about his adventures making a documentary about whales. Their other guests talk about superpowers. You can also follow Carolina as she’s getting ready to go back to Venezuela for the summer holidays. Is she excited to go home for a visit?

Elementary Podcasts

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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:25].


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].


Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].




Language level

Intermediate: B1


please teach me how to learn the difference among from"very,quite,absolutely,really"!
And then I don't know how to differ many prounciation about "0"

Hello Claire,

These are all modifiers which come before adjectives or adverbs.

For the differences in use, take a look at this page.

I'm not sure what you mean in the second part of your question. Can you be more specific, and provide an example?

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team


Hello The Learn English Team. I'm writing just because the two last phrases of the joke, in the section 6 exercise are marked wrong even if you put them in the right order. I've checked my answers with the solution and they are the same but mine appear wrong. Thank you for all!!

Hello Laura1240,

Thanks for telling us about this error. It's now fixed – thanks to you!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone: it has been half year at least I think since I first wrote an e-mail to the British Council, it is a long time. after that I never wrote because of my own unpleasant things. but Now I am back. just now, I finished listening the elementary podcast series 2 episode 10 (I have listened every episode from series 1 to series 2, I just finished series 2.), and listened serious 3 too, series 3 has a big change I must to say. it is a changing world (from Downton Abbey), Tess and Ravi are no longer our presenter, and I really miss them both, and of cause Gordon.
anyway thank to Tess, Ravi and Gordon, I miss you all.

Hello everybody. I want to tell you one of my memories.

I started to work in a public Corporation in a small province of Turkey in 2007. one of these day I had to go a district of this small province. on the way we were passing through a forest. when we came this forest I saw five roe deers. it was the first time I'd ever seen roe deer. moreover five roe deers. it was absolutely incredible event. I was going to this district for the first time and I saw them. a lot of people know these roe deers but very few people could see. I felt excited. they are very nice animals. immediately they ran away when they saw us. it was special for me because I've never seen them even in a zoo. they are under protection by the state. in winters given feeds them. but still I don't know how they can survive in forest despite the wild animals such as wolves.

Hello Kirk!
I'm very glad to help you. And thanks to all LearnEnglish Team for your great work.

Hello Peter!
I mean dialog about Ravi's Spanish lessons. Ravi and Tess discussed them in podcast 9. Exercise 1 in Practice materials suggests put the lines of the dialogue in the right order. But the same exercise is put in the Exercise 1 in Practice materials of podcast 10.

Hello krig,

I've just fixed this mistake – thanks very much for pointing it out and for helping us make LearnEnglish better! 

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, The LearnEnglish Team! I have a question to you. Why does the section 1 of this podcast contain dialog between Tess and Ravi from previous podcast?