Elementary Podcasts

In the episode Tess and Ravi talk about how they’re feeling, and their guests talk about Bob Marley, an unusual festival and British money. You can follow Carolina’s journey by train from London to Newcastle. Will she catch her train?

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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20].

Exercise

 

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Many times it has happened to me that I read the book first, and then I did not like the movie. But, if I see the movie and then read the book, I take the pictures I saw and enjoy reading more.

[quote]"I watched your dog crying and laughing all through the film"[quote]

Why not "I watched your dog WAS crying and laughing all through the film"

hi
he sounded terrible
I get bored
why we use ed with the adjectives sound and bore

but could you explain who he is for us?
why not use can here not could?

Hello 

In each example you have a verb followed by an adjective:

'sounded' is a verb and 'terrible' is an adjective:

He sounded bored.

[subject - verb - subject complement]

'get' is a verb and 'bored' is an adjective

I get bored.

[subject - verb = subject complement]

 

 

You can say '...could you explain...' or '...can you explain...'

Both are correct and there is no real difference in meaning here. 'Could' sounds more polite in some situations but both are fine.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you very much for this informations

I'm really wondering about Ravi.How did he manage to watch ten hours DVDs while suffering from a really bad cold and headache...

Hi Guys,

I think, Everybody have missed me. Finally I am here again.

I don't like read book. I was reading book the Robın Hood story when I was at primary school. I had read a year just three pages. I started read and I gave up after a page. I looking for good book. I haven't found any book. You can give some recommendation me for read a book. Really I want to read. I can watch films and tv series forever. I like movie kind of science fiction, action and thriller. Kyrie Eleison. good night. Don't worry be happy like Bob Marley:)

Hello! I prefer reading books to watching movies. Neither film has not yet surpassed the book. And each film Director has his own interpretation of the artwork. One will think one important, another-another.

it depands i pefer read books what is have a good story you can feel what you read, but movie it is most of time make me like i live the story and i am one of them.

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