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, my name is Sandro Martins, i'm 45 years old, i'm married, i had two children is my first time in the comment, i have any difficulties with the english language, i would like of learn the most quick possible.

Hello everyone l wonna to meet prophet Mohamed he was the last greatest prophet was sent to the human ,he had a great manner

Hi, my name's Antonio. I would like to meet Lionel Messi. He is the most famous and the best footbal player in the World nowadays. He was born in 1987 in Rosario. He moved to Spain very younger to play in FC Barcelona. He used to play two FIFA World Cup. Lionel Messi was considered the best player in the last FIFA World Cup in Brazil. He is a footbal player who won the best world footbal players of the year for four times. He broke a lot of records in your carrer, for example, he is the only player to top score in four consecutives Champions League seasons. In my opnion, he is the best footbal player nowadays.

very nice

Hi my name is Ayman Hag from Sudan, i started listening to the series and always there is a question about a famous person you would lie to meet, today i would like to talk about Dr.Taha Hissin. He was a blind man from Egypt, even he dead in last century but i would like to meet hem because he strong man manage to learn himself from his village till the university in France and at the end he became a minister in the government.Taha had a lot of books effect the Arabic culture so match and deep.

i like this man.

Ayman

Hello. My name is Ibragim. I study on the 11th grade. I live in Grozny. I am a future student of the Pyatigorsk State Linguistic University. I decided to go to this University because I realized that my future could have to do with languages. My future profession will be connected with international relationships, so I decided to choose this profession because nowadays this is a real problem. My future profession requires qualities such as , detailed knowledge of the legislation of my own country, the country where work is international regulations, international humanitarian law, and knowledge of a language. And this language, I believe is English. In our days this is a very popular language, and so it is in my future career. For me, learning English is my hobby. Nowadays people need to know multiple languages to succeed in their profession. Also, a trip to the UK has been my dream since childhood, and I am hoping that you could help me in my future work and the implementation of my dream.

Hello Ibragim29,

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,my name is Van. I’m Vietnamese. Today i will talk you about the topic “a sports event in your country – any kind of sport.”
Yes,i come Viet Nam,which is famous about traditional acts. One of them is sport domain. There are many traditional games in my country but i really like “Cook rice”. It’s fantastic. I don’t know when this game started, i just know it has a very long time. They give it every year in early spring. There are three team will attend game. There are from three to five people in every team. Team mission is use fuel to cook rice. But,do you know? The fuels is very wet,it’s difficult to make fire. The team that cook rice tobe ripe rice is the fastest will win. It’s make viewers feel interesting. While the game come off,everyone around sings and claps their hand to exhort. When all of team finishes their examination, examining body checks quality of rice,checks time to cook rice and decides which team is win. For me,this is a fantastic game. I have never attended because i am not enough of age. I believe i will attend when i grower. I’m really excited about that.

Hi everybody,i am Van
I am Vietnamese and now,i am studying Ha Noi medical university. To day,i will talk with you about the topic “Who would you like to meet?”
Yes,Tran Thuy Duong is person that i want to meet. She is Vietnamese,she was born in 1987. Now she is working for VTV4 Chanel of television station’s Viet Nam. This is s chanel for Vietnamese resident that are studying and living foreign country. I really like her because there are many reasons. First,she is very talent,she can speak three languages :French,English and Germany. She went aboard in the US for four years,her result l study is very well. I admire her because i feel English is not easy,i have to try very much but my English is still not good. My dream is go aboard Australia,so i must to learn harder.She can speak three language,that’s wonderful. Second,she has a special beauty. It’s not model,it’s very Vietnam. She looks beautiful but she don’t accept the invitations from advertiser because she don’t like to be a model fashion and she is...shy..Oh,she is very cute. Third,she is very friendly,she is MC and i follow her every week. Her style of speaking is very friendly,close to guests. She has a beautiful smile. Uhm,if i meet her,i will ask her many questions. One of them is how did she learning English ^^

Hello, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Han. I come from Vietnam, too. I just read your topic a few minutes ago. Your writing skills is very well that It help you to do your dreams in the future.

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