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.

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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

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i thank to all the members and founders at British council, then i am asking to know about the meaning of when tess asked ravi about his new shirt he said i tried it on, i didn't understand the real meaning about that sentence also i have seen in the elementary podcast like the sentences' it is a bit difficult or it is a quite difficult' is there any difference?

Hello omardad,

Please use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool to look up words and phrases like this. Just type the item into the window and click 'Look it up!' to get examples, definitions and more.

In the example you give, 'quite' and 'a bit' are very similar, though 'a bit' is perhaps slightly negative - it is too difficult, and the speaker is complaining.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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