Elementary Podcasts

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk to Gordon about his adventures making a documentary about whales. Their other guests talk about superpowers. You can also follow Carolina as she’s getting ready to go back to Venezuela for the summer holidays. Is she excited to go home for a visit?

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 [00:25].

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].

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Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [14:11].

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [23:22].

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hi , great audio , just perfect , if anyone can help to find a teacher to practise my english until ielts test exam? can you recommend anybody or online speaking websites ? my gmail adres is ------------------

Hello guneytasyurek,

Great, we're glad you enjoyed it. I'm afraid that our House Rules prohibit the sharing of the kind of personal information (such as email addresses, which is why yours was removed) that you would need to exchange to do this. I'd recommend you look through our Facebook page – you might find this kind of information there.

Good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello
It was really nice and helpful series, i enjoyed the lesson today, it was fantastic, very happy to listen to the complete series, heading to the next one.
Thanks alot
My regards
Sherine

Thank you Peter M.
Regards
anaisavecas

dear brithish council team.
into the support pack series 2, episode 10, section seven- excercise 4 here, I have to choose the right answer for each situation: a) zero; b) nil; c) LOVE; d) oh. Before Tom talked about different ways of saying the numeral "0", like nil, zero, hought or oh, but he do not speak about LOVE.
Would do you like explain to me please, uses LOVE?
Thanks

Hello anaisavecas,

We use 'love' to mean 'zero' only in certain sports. Tennis is the most common, but it is also used in other similar sports (badminton etc). Thus we would say a score like 6-2, 6-0 as 'six two, six love'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

If I had a choice to have special power, I would choose the ability to recover life. There are more and more deserts in the world, I really want to plant trees there to recover it. There would be more and more animals so we can protect the environment.

Dear Krik
I just want to ask a question ; the following sentences are grammatically correct but I have a double about the second one , would you please give me your guidance in this case !!
1. The passenger was noted about the schedule change !!
2. The schedule change was informed to passenger !!

Thank you in advance for your attention and sorry if my question is not connected to this podcast

Best regards
Hootan

Hello Hootan,

Neither of those sentneces are natural English, I would say. I would suggest the following:

1. The passenger was informed of the schedule change.

2. The schedule change was passed on to the passenger.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter , Thank you so much for your suggestion.
Regards
Hootan

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