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Episode 01

LearnEnglish Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.






Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Yury,

In the Cambridge, Macmillan and Merriam-Wester online dictionaries, the verb 'deep-fry' is spelt with the hyphen. When it's an adjective, as far as I know, the correct spelling is 'deep-fried'.

Thanks for pointing out to us this error!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I Like cooking the chicken chops.
For cooking you will need: chicken fillet, tomatos,cheese,solt and pepper.
So, we take chicken fillet, cut it like a cirkles or oval. Next you need ,solt and pepper chicken and put it on a baking tray. Then you cut tomatos of circles and put it on chicken.Then you need to sprincle the chicen with cheese. And finally put chicken in the oven for 30-35 min.The dish you can serve with any garnish.

In my country is typical the "allioli" sauce. It makes with garlic (all) and olive oil (oli) and salt. First the garlic is minced and added the oil slowly until it thickens. Delicius! But after eat, nobody will be near you due to the smell of garlic...

Hi. In Colombia, the soup ¨the ajiaco is a mixture of chiken, potatos, vegetables,
and milk cream. It´s delicious and very nutritive

Hello everyone,

I'm from Spain, and my favourite recipe is "Salmorejo". It is a mix between sauce and soup and cream. I'm not sure haha. You only have to mix with a mixer: bread, tomatos, garlic, red and green peppers, a bit of apple or watermelon (to sweeten it),salt, and the most important thing olive oil. And then you can add ham and egg. hmmm very yummy! :D

Dear All,

I hope my comment find you well, i wiil try to share with you my receipt for fish and chips cooking but i cannot, i have not any. I am specialist to making meat dishes for our daily lunch, my girlfriend has the responsibilty to cooking fish when we choose to eat it.

Kirk i here to say here again ,no task 4 .no work longer

i try learn engish i not good

Hi Julliet,

You're right! I'm sorry about that. It's going to take me a few days to figure out what happened here, but I will fix it soon.

Your English was good enough to tell us about this! Thank you for doing that!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone!
i would like to share you a common food in vietnam is "Phở ". That is also my favourite food. The foreigners are from others country once travelled my country, they try to eat Phở . fortunately almost of them said that they liked it and it's very delicious . if you have chance to visit my country, let's try it once times
Thank you !

Thanks Rob and Adam.
One of my favourite dish I want to share the recipe with you is pounded yam. It's a common meal in Benin and Togo.
Firstly, we have to peel the yam, clean it with water and slice it in a pot. Secondly, we cook the yam in the covered pot with water. Finally, the cooked yam is pounded in a mortar with a particular technic until the yam become elastic.
In Benin, pounded yam is often eaten with soap made with spices and grinded peanut.