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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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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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hello Armel12,

In English it's possible to use 'he' or 'she' as well as 'it' to describe animals, if we know the gender of the animal. Pet owners, for example, will never say 'it' about their pet but will always say 'he' or 'she'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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hi,
Could you give more explanation about to look at/after/forward to.
Regards

Hi sidonierls,
The usage I give may clarify: "Hei, look at me" "My husband looks after the kids when I go to office""I am looking forward to receive thanks from you"
Regards

Hi sidonierls,

Have you looked up these three different phrasal verbs in the dictionary (see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the right)? There you'll see the different meanings they have, as well as example sentences.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks

Famous designer which i'd like to meet - of course, Coco Chanel. She's French, she lived in France in XX century. She had made revolution in women's dressing. many her ideas are being alive - littlr black dress (LBD), suit, bag 2.55, perfume, seas theme in casual clothes etc. I like her things because they are always actually and suit for all occasions. I like her design and i like her persone, because she is very gifted, strong, going in own way in beginning XX c. women. I'd like to talk to her about her work and her talent, about her life and ideas these she had moved to fashion. I would like to ask her about her thinks and feelings, her love and friendship - did she feel along or happy

It is very interesting because I have learn something abaout London underground. They call TUBE.

Those opinion which the five people say about foot ball is so logical and it increase my speaking patterns.
I agree with the idea that man's game is more exciting because of their high and dynamic movements, and soccer is recognized as Man's sport in various regions in world.
But I was not convinced on one point.
Valley ball is popular sport in the world, and is played mostly by more women than men.
The point is that man's movement is more dynamic, but more spectator watch woman's games than man's.
Therefore, I think that the latter idea is more convincing and realistic view-point.

I'm from Brazil. Traditionally, football is a sport played by men. However, more and more women are playing, nowadays. We have a great footballer that is a woman. Her name is Marta. She was named several times FIFA World Player of the Year. I like to watch women football match. And I think the quality is the same for woman and men.

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