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

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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 [13:03].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

Hello AlexCe,

This is a great text – thanks very much for submitting it. I'm afraid we don't provide the service of correcting texts – we simply don't have the time to do so – but I'd encourage you to keep sending in texts, as it's great practice.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you

Hi,
i would send you what i prefer- the book or the film...?
I think that the book is better then the film, because it mature our fantasy compared to films. Books have also more details on the story and thought you can't look in reality all that is written, the description of the book and the fantasy can help to imagine all characters,places and objects how do you like.

Dear teacher,
could you correct this short text?
i'd like to answer to the question: Is there a famous male musician that you'd like to meet?
I'd like to meet Marshall Bruce Mathers III, known professionally as Eminem, he is an American rapper and his nickname is "rap god".
He was born in 1972, he had a turbulent childhood but this helped him to become the famous rapper that which is. I like Eminem because though when he was young he got himself in trouble made his life story into a big public spectacle.He's music is funny a and tell a lot to me. His life is to be taken as an example, and he have given hope to the people that haven't the possibility to have a dream that they can althought obstacles that they find. So Eminem is the definition of having a dream and not letting anithing stop from achieving it.
Thanks in advance,
nuni28

Hello nuni28,

I'm afraid we don't correct work for our users. We have many thousands of users and it's simply not possible for us to offer this service. If we tried then we'd have no time for anything else.

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I would like to meet Kurt Cobain.He was American and a leader of Nirvana.This band was popular in the early 90's and it's popular nowadays.He played grunge music and he was king of grunge.He died very young and he was only twenty-seven years old.When he had was small his parents divorced and it's affected him very strongly.After when he had become older he started to use drugs.He several times was in hospital.He tried to treated but it was unsuccessfully.I think he didn't want.He had always spoken he started to use drugs because he had a pain in stomach.But I don't thing that is main reason.

Dear Teacher

In the section1 , when I review the context(Transcript), Tess says : I liked the book. The film’s never as good as the book, ;
what does she really mean when she says : liked ?!!! she wants to speak about her interest in the past ?!!!
and about the film's ( 's ) : is this a mistake of text ?

Thank you for your time and assistance
Hootan

Hello Hootan,

When Tess says that, it means that she has both seen the films and read the books, and that she liked the books (well, she says 'book', but it's actually several books) and did not like the films. Here she's simply talking about the past – she enjoyed the books but not the films.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team 

Thank you! It was very interesting about Bob Marley.

Section 5- Book or Film
I 100% prefer the book.

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