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


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

Nice for me to be here but I am very disappointed for myself. It was very hard to understand the dialog on podcast. I think I'm too familiar with American accent rather than British accent. On the contrary, it will be a good chance for me to get used to British English.
By the way, I would like to meet the pop legend, "the beatles" especially  spiritual singer, "John Lennon"! I love his song.
Can you make it?
Truly yours.

I am please to know this web site. I know here through the teacher training in Korea as someone mentioned below. It's amazing to know it. I think I can study English more effectively. ^^ I am thankful.  Anyway, there was an assignment to comment about "Who would you most like to meet?" I would say "My mom!  Because I haven't seen her since she passed away 15 years ago."  

Nice to meet you.
Thanks for joining this training courses.

Please help me!!
"What is the cost?" is not the question to ask price?? Or does it use to ask price for just one item only?
"What does that come to?" this is the first time I know this sentences. Do people use it in common? Which case should I use it?

I am sorry but I can't catch all the right answer...

I am Mr. Rim
I will participate in the teachers training program next week.
I think I can meet some teachers from Seoul, Gyeonggi, and Incheon.
I would like to meet some teachers from other cities and talk about teacher's challenges in Korea.
First of all, I am excited to learn how to teach vocational English and to meet excellent teacher trainers. I think they will help me teach English and vocational English.
Thank you....
Best Regards...

Hello Mr. Rim,
Good luck with the teacher training you are doing next week. Is it organised by the British Council? I know the BC does a lot of teacher training work in Korea.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I want to learn English more  

The person who I'd most like to meet is my father. He suddenly passed away about three years ago. He was in hospital for only one month before he died of cancer. Anyone of my family didn't know his health was not good until the doctor told us. I was shocked when I knew he got cancer and he was gone before my shock was gone. I miss him so much now.