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

Hi I'm tola. I come from Cambodia. My English is very bad. So I need to try to learning English more. This program is very good people who want to learn English.thank

i realy like the podcasts you made its so interesting and with all the question it's very coool

I don't know a lot of disagners. Maybe it's wrog because they are a great people, but I think we didn't think who disagne something, we think only that this is 'nice'. But I red a book about Coco Chanell. She was poor, french girl and she creat a big company. She lives in the XX. She creat a little black dress for exemple, she introduce short dresses. And sho was so determinated to make a success. But I don't know what I may to tell her. Maybe that long dress was also beautyfull.

I think that most of women didn't like footbol so it's why women didn't watch women playing footbol, and men… They think that the footbol is a game for really men, nt women, oh no, so they waching anly really sport, with men.

Hello everyone!I'm from Italy,I'm new here and I'm starting,in few weeks,an English course for the C1 certification here in my country.So,I'd like to ask you whether listening to elementary podcasts like this one may be useful for my comprehension or not!If not,could you recommend me something else?

Hello JIMMYPAGEISTHEBEST,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! The Elementary Podcasts series is aimed at lower levels than C1, so I don't think it would be especially helpful to you. You can use the grammar sections to find areas which you need to practise, and for other materials the simplest thing for you to do is to use the search facility. Just type 'C1' into the window and you'll see a list of materials marked at that level (like this).

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter!Yeah,maybe I should have done this earlier!However,at least I managed to practise quite a lot,listening also to some not-so-simple audios in "UK culture",such as "creative industry".I'll follow,however,immediatly your advice!

Hi, I am Alexandra, I am from Venezuela. There are many people that I would like to meet. But I really really would have liked to know to Leonardo Da Vinci. He was an excellent artist and inventor, and he had very interesting things in her life, he was a really genius. I do not know other person like he.

I'd to meet Miranda Kerr, my idol. She's very very beautiful. She will be a sexiest girl in my heart forever, ever. I love her...Anybody likes me?

Why don´t more people wath women´s football?
Well i think that football is a man´s tradicional sport. It has been the reason because usually people don´t watch women´s football match. I prefer watch the women doing another sports like tennis, volleyball, Golf....

Hi, My name is Phuong Anh. I come from Vietnam, now i'm studying Nam Dinh University of Nursing.
Today I would like to talk about EXO, do you know? This is a K-Pop music group. Nowaday, K-pop is very famous in my country and i like it, especially EXO. They have 12 members and all of them are so handsome and talent. I admire them because... I have many reasons. The first, they can speak 5 languages: Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Thai, it's impossible with me, i only can speak 1 language- Vietnamese. The second they can sing and dance really well, of course they are idol. The third I have knew them since 2012, i have seen they tried so much, they were injured, cried, missed their believe,... But they overcome all and try best. EXO is my second motivation. I'd ike to meet them. If dream come true, I will talk with them "WE ARE ONE, EXO-L WILL ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOU..." I know I really a idiot. Thanks for reading. Please fix wrong for me

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