Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

Welcome to LearnEnglish podcasts! In this episode the presenters, Tess and Ravi, introduce themselves, and their guests talk about Angelina Jolie, New York City and celebrities who work for charity. You can also meet Carolina, a Venezuelan student who’s coming to live in the UK. Will she arrive safely?

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

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Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [11:55].

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [17:12].

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Discussion

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Language level

Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Yes,according to me it's a great idea fpr celebrities to do charity work. I don't think they do it for publicity or grabbing attention from everyone. They do it because they want to help needy people.

Why did you use Which in ( which famous person... ),didn't use who for sane ?

Hello Muheeb H.K.J,

We use 'which' when we want people to choose one or more things (one famous person) from a larger group (all famous people). You could ask the question with 'who', but it would be a general question, not a question about famous people:

Which famous person, dead or alive would you like to meet? [a question about famous people]

Who would you like to meet? [a question about any person]

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

it's a great idea to celebrate, and if famous people attend and share with charity it will be very important for the other if they have seen their artist sharing with charities and they donate with trust to this charity.

i could not download the audio file but i got the transcript. please explain me.

Hello Tun Myint Htay

You can download the audio using a computer: just right-click on the audio player and then choose 'Save Audio As' and the file will download.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Nice

Yes, I think it is a good idea for celebrities to do work for charity because these people have a lot of money and fans, they can be a very good influence for other people.

I would like to meet Audrey Hepburn, because she was sincere, modest and kind, diespite being very popular. she was beautiful, famous and talanted actress.my favourite film with her is "Roman Holidays". Also she was the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She traveled in Turkey, Africa, South America , to the most poor areas, with the delivery of products and medicines.i'd like to talk with her about her life and of course about her charity work.

I think that celebrities should do charity works. They have a lot of money so it will be right if they help the poor people.Some celebrities do this only for publicity. But their fans want to be like their idols, so they follow their example and do charity work. I see nothing wrong with that.

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