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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi

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



Task 2

Carolina 1

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


Task 3

Carolina 2

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


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Pre-intermediate: A2


Hello, Mr.Adam.
Nice to meet you.
I am very pleasure to participate in this training course.
but I am very afraid of it.
Thank you.

Long time no see. How are you?
 I know , you are join this course by a list of participants. 
I hope that we are having good time during training period. I am scheduled to attending by train from wonju . It needs get up at so early time that a little afraid of shortage of sleeping.
 See you on training start day and have a nice weekend .

I'm very nervous about the teacher training course I should do next week.
English is not my major field of study and  I have never studied in the English-speaking countries. 
Besides, I've never talked with a native speaker more than two words.
Nevertheless, I'm pretty anxious to meet everyone. Please Wish me luck!

Hello Chaesoun,
Don't be nervous, I'm sure the course will be fine. The tutors will be used to nervous students and they will be very kind! Be enthusiastic and make the most of it!
Good luck,
The LearnEnglish Team

Is it kind of homework????
If it must be a famous person, I'd like to meet is Mr. No, Ex-president of Korea who suicided several years ago.  I've never seen him directly and have been hearing so many people love him  and those met him directly, I think.
and I'd like to feel his sense of humor, his  philosophy and his politic opinions....
Best wishes,
May--- one of trainee....

Hello Learn English podcast and all the teachers who will join the teacher training course next week. Who I want to meet most in person now is Jason mraz.
  I like his song  called 'lucky',,if you want to listen that song  just check on the any website. See you next week.

It is my pleasure for that i start English lesson again.
I am 42 years old man. After graduating Unversity, I haver never studied English.
so, Studying English is a big challenge to me.
Answer : I don't like music. and I don't know foreign songs. But when i heard 'Mariah Carey' singes a song, I was surprised at her voice. it was 20years ago. 
but, i don't want to meet her. Oh, bother it.

Who would you most like to meet?
Of course , my teacher for training course next week. But I am afraid now. 
Because I am poor men all life. 
Also I wish to meet Mrs.Grazywa in Bydgoszcz,  Polska

I try once again to make a comment on this podcast. I failed twice to upload my comments. I don't understand what is wrong with my work. Sorry.
Truly yours.

Hi Chan,
Your comments have published fine. Sometimes it takes a little time for them to appear.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team