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

I agree with person who tolled that it depends on book and film. I love both films and books too and i think we should not compare them.  Both are very interesting it's self if it is good film or book. So read books and watch films !!! :)

Hi everyone!!!!
I´m from Brazil.
Congratulations! British Council is the Best! Love it!
British Council help me to improve my English. I learn so much with the podcasts, mainly when teacher Tom explain everything, thanks all you!!!
see you!!

hello~
It's difficult to understand below sentences. I don't know why ravi told tess that he had had.......
I had a football match on Saturday afternoon. You didn't play football, didn't you?  No. I felt too bad.
 
 

it was joking

hi im new for this side.

i want improve my english knowledge

Hi Polinrita

I'm new to and I hope study with you if you don't mind

it's very interesting, the time when i start to log on, i learned many new words but i suggest if there is a possibility if we can contact each other through a conf call so we can practice more the language.Thanks.

Hello Amal,
We'd like to do something like this very much, but we are trying to think of a way to do it that will protect all our users. Some of them are children and children have to be very careful talking to people they don't know on the internet.
Hopefully this is a problem we will solve soon!
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

practice no 1 is related to episode no 3

Please delete the previous message, I did there many mistakes.
Hi everybody! I'm going to make exercise, kindly chek it and suggest me ways to improve language.
Is there a famous male musician – alive or dead – that you’d like to meet?
Yes. I'd like to meet Viktor Tsoy. He is Russian Misician, Poet and Singer. He died due to car accident in 1989, before the end of Soviet union. His songs was very miningfull, and full of words that people wanted and expected to hear in those times. And I think it was very dared to sang songs in those time, because they were diferent between propagation which made goverment of Soviet union. And the music was great. He had thought up more than 300 songs and music for these songs, almost all was popular through out entire Soviet union.
Thanks in advance, Oleg
Ok. Thats the end, I expect that Jake and Sam will correct me where the mistake had place.

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