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].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hi Strukturist,
Do you mean the exercise "I think I might stop..." under Section 1 - Conversations in English? If so, there are no gaps to fill in - you need to re-order the dialogue by dragging and dropping the different sentences into the correct order.
If you meant something else, please let us know.
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone!
I'm a new member in this website. My name is Nikolina. I'm from Bulgaria. I want to learn English like all of you.
I listen Elementary Podcasts every day. Tess and Ravi are fantastic presenters. I really like them. My favourite section is "I'd like to talk about". I can find lots of unknown words in it and to learn so much interesting things. :)
I like Ravi's jokes, but I think Gordan's are better :))
Finally, I want to tell you Tom is perfect teacher. His advices are very important and his explanations are easy and clear.
Thank you, Tom. Thank you, British Council.
I'll write again.
I hope you say me  when I make mistakes.

Hello everyone
Please I want you to help me with this problem
I'd like to join "Second Life" but when the registration process reach at  the activating stage , It's just stopped there with the word
""""Activating ...""""
for hours and hours ! ... I don't know the problem ... my friend in Turkey also has the same problem ... anyone can tell me what's the matter ... the email that I entered is gmail.com
thanks

Hello,
I'm sorry to hear about this problem. I just tested the registration and it worked OK for me. Second Life isn't a site that we run, so you will need to speak to them directly about this problem. This website seems to be a good starting place.
I hope you can find a solution to this problem!
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi... It is very lovely to hear Gordon and his jokes again. (I hope Ravi will not be offended:) )  I like Ravi's jokes too...

Hello everybody,
I like this broad cast.
I'd like to have a superpower of granting people's wishes this will make me very happy.
I'm dying to see all people happy and getting what they wish.

hi
one month ago, I started to listen this podcast like time pass but really its wonderful and really useful so thank you so much for your great effort and I wish to see you again with more series  thanks everyone,  

"superpower", I always thinking if I have something unique power, like how I feel if I have all types problem solutions...WOW....Not bad ya.. :-)

Single line only for these all section and it's "Awesome Work"

Hello, I really like this podcasts, they're so wonderfull.  I feel sorry because I can't see the activities, I suppouse becase the firewall at my office.  I think Tess and Ravi do a great job.
Kind Regards, from México.

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