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].

Exercise

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].

Exercise

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

if i had a super power, i like to have super power that can learn or to copy other super power that have by people around me. So i can do many things, i can fly, i'm strong, i can read mind, and the other. that's really fun.

 
Hello, I begun  to learn english for my work, but now I like learn english, is difficult for me because I hadn't the opportunity learn when I was child, but in this moment is my wish speak english. I hope learn english very well and can speak with everybody.
Happy new year for all people!!!! and for my planet I wish love and peace!!
 
Lau

I like more podcasts, are very good for me, This story in the podcasts is very funny...

I want to have no anything but  speaking English like those who take English as mother language.My English is very poor now, and I want to study in Australia.I have taken part in IELTS test,but there are a lot of difficulties in preparing the test,such as speaking ,writing,listening,reading.Beacause I have not insisted to study English after graduating from my university in 2003.that's a pity. Were I studied English constantly,I would not have been worry like this. Of course, I  am appreciated with the website of  the  British Council,and believe I will be good at English in future.

i am just in the same situation as you ,so i want to make friends with you  

Fantastic listening materials, and website too! Ravi, Carolina, and others, you are just like my friends around me. I feel so fortunate that I got the mp3s from my friend. If someone asks me for English listening materials, I will strongly recommand these from this stie.
I'm Roy, from China. Glad to see you all, and wish we can learn English together :)

i am glad to meet you here   ,i want to improve my english ,so I feel so fortunate if we are able to make friends with each other

Sure, that would be fine.

 why i just heard section 1, enter section 2 i cant hear anything.i dont know why?

Hi,
I've tested section 2 on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome and it works on all of them. Sometimes you have to wait a short time for the audio to start. Try that and if you still can't hear it, let us know.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

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