Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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 [00:20] .

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Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I agree with the idea from the first person above.
Firstly, I don't like football.
Second, usually everybody like to see women if they are in sexy and nice costume (For example: the lady in the Miss contest) rather than in a T-shirt and in a short. Where as the men player in that costume are so manly, and that is the reson why there are so many their fans are girls.

I think that not very much people watch women's footbal because the matches are not really nice to see, despite nowadays the technique of the teams is better than a few years ago, people like to see good moves and gambles between the players and that kind of things, but in the women's matches those things are not very common. Although the level of technique is improving every year, I think it'll take a few years more to became a more popular sport.

I have never seen woman's footbal. Perhaps because it hadn't never shown on TV.

I watched women's football. Not popular in my country. I think it's a little boring and unexciting. so it doesn't have much audience. women play more polite. Guess the football is a hard favorite game.

I never watch football - men's football neither, though in my country people is very football fan, but I support women that play. Women have been displaced in many areas, and they deserve to be recognized.

I rarely wacth women's football, because I haven't got enough time. Many people don't wacth women's football. They think that it isn't fast and spectacular, but it is more correct.

I have never watched women football, but once I played football with a girl... against a girl, and I lost the game. So based on my experience I think women football also can be attractive to watch, it just needs more advertising.

Hi everybody,
I have never watch womens football match. so I have no idea but I don't agree with the sentence" Women cant play football." Maybe, they have different biological structure. according to men. Men are stronger and faster

I've never seen and heard about women's football. Shame me. Now I know. Women's football isn't shown by television and radio. There aren't any talkings about this football even among the football fans, my friends. Perhaps, sponsors earn not so much money on this kind of football so they don't try to make it known.

I think the American girl is right. Majority of football watchers sees football as a "men's game". They are expecting to watch fast, tough and technic players in the field but women can't satisfy their expectations because of their biological structures. But the football viewers in countries like USA don't have this kind of prejudices, so they are more open to this game than different countries' football viewers.

In addition, women's football matches don't broadcasting too often, so people can't watch them even if they want to watch.

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