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

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

I think I'd like to be able to fly, so I could fly everywhere and visit the world... for this reason I think I would to be able to speak any language too to understand what people say to me!!!... although "eat what I want and never get fat" shouldn't be bad!!..
Have a nice day :-)!!
 

Once I spent a few days on Boltic Coast. I well remember my last morning there. Water surface was smooth as glass and water was so transparent as air. I entered the warm sea and saw that trembling grid of solar flares covered the sand on the seabed and there was a lot of little medusas above the grid. They were the size of a half-palm and of course there were not dangerous. A half of them had red tentacles and another half had blue tentacles. Children and adults enjoyed to swim with so beautiful animals.

Hi LearnEnglish Team!
The exercise for Section 1 is related to the previous episode.
There is a proverb in Russia: a repeating is a mother of a learning :)

 Hi Semiliranda

Thanks for pointing that out. It's very nice of you to look on the positive side.

There is a proverb in English: Measure twice, cut once - It's about carpentry but its meaning applies here - I'll check it twice next time.

Thanks again

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

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