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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Exercise

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 think the beach volleyball championships in Brazil is a little different than in other countries, and the reason is not the game, but the crowd. Every game we have an entertainer who puts the crowd to jump and shout with songs and no one stands or watch the game discouraged.

About a famous designer I would like to talk about Sergio Pininfarina He was an Italian automobile designer that designed many of Ferrari's cars. Unfortunatelly he died in 2012, but if I had the chance I would ask him about the Ferrari painting, because Ferrari and red are almost the same thing when you talk about cars.

Hi,
thank British Council for this web site and all stuff .
so,my listening is very bad and i am listening the podcasts .
i want to know what subject i must to do first and what subject like podcast must be do second .
Actually, what is the opportunity of program in the watch & listen tab ?

sincerely yours
keivan

Hello Keivan,

There are all different kinds of audio and video content in our Listen & Watch section. Elementary Podcasts is a great place to start. If you find series 1 too long or too difficult, I'd suggest trying series 3, which has shorter episodes and which are a little bit easier to understand. (It doesn't really matter if you skip series 1 and 2.) I'd also highly recommend you read the advice on our Frequently asked questions page. You can get a lot more out of each episode if you listen to the audio at least a couple of times and record new vocabulary – all of this is described on that page.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Why don't more people watch women's football? Honestly I don't like very much about football. But, sometimes I watch football it's because I only want to know little about it. Well, I think men's football is more popular than women's. I never watch women's football. I ever saw it once and I thought it was boring. Women's football is said to be not so exciting than men's football. But, it's true. So, I think men's football is still better than women's football

Thank you

Hi!
Please can you tell me where can i find with text those podcasts?
i would like to listen to and see the text.

Hello Andi-84,

What you're looking for is called the transcript. If you go to Transcript (under the exercises), you'll see you can read the transcript here on the page. Under Download you can also find the transcript in pdf format, which you can download to a computer and print out if you wish.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for your help
Best regards
Andi-84

Yes,I have.I'd like to talk about a designer who I like.
Her name is Su maung.She is a burmese.
She lives in yangon. Em... her country is myanmar.
She had designed so many building such as housings,bridges and so on.Her designs are well-known in our country and looked amazing.I like her design very much and admire her.One thing I'd like to talk her is when did she start her studying in design. Imm.. well, try ever .

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