Elementary Podcasts

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about weekends away, and their guests talk about Shakira and dancing tango in Argentina. You can also follow Carolina’s journey in the UK. Will she find her way out of the airport?

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 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 2

Tess and Ravi 2

Practise the language you heard in Tess and Ravi’s introduction [00:20] .

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Task 3

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 4

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 5

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:45].

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [18:10].

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Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Sometimes I listen to Myanmar songs because I'm from Myanmar, and sometimes I listen to English songs. I also listen to songs in Korean and Chinese if the music is good. So, it depends on the music. During these days, I've been listening to English songs frequently, because I want to learn new words through songs.

I coincide with the voice 5. It depends. I like to listen to songs in other languages and learn some new things, but in Spanish I understand all the words, and poetry is important to me. Though I love music, and music is the universal language, isn't it?

Hello! Answer "Can you tell me what i have to do?" In part 5 of task 7 is incorrect.
Can you explain me, why word "i" for correct answer must be capitalized?

Hello legioner

The personal pronoun 'I' is always capitalised in written standard English. There is no agreement on why this is the case, but for hundreds of years it has been like this.

Note that while some people may use 'i' in some situations, I would not recommend you write this way.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

if you have a good game we can play in quiz time, write to us and let us know.
I'm going to introduce a game.
This game is between two persons. One player should go out of the room and the other player should choose a thing like a hairdryer for example and etc. in the room. When the first player comes into the room and walks in across the room, the latter player should guide him and helps him guess right just via the voice of knocking, so he knocks.
when the player is coming near to the intended thing, the knocking voice should be louder and louder and when he is far, the knocking voice is weaker, as long as his right guess, the play is going on and on.

Hello
In the Task 5.1, why is it wrong asking "How can I go to the Lost Luggage Office please"?
And in the 5.3, why is it wrong asking "We need a description of the bag. How is it?"
Thank you

Hello yeseniamg,

When we are asking for directions we do not say 'go to'. It is possible to use 'get to':

How can I get to the Lost Luggage Office (from here), please?

 

We say 'How is...' when we want to ask if someone is OK, happy, healthy etc.

How is he?

He's fine. He was a little bit sick at the weekend, but he's better now.

We don't use 'How is...' to ask for physical descriptions.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

What's the meaning of "all one word"
Email us at ‘learnenglishpodcastATbritishcouncilDOTorg', that's learnenglishpodcast - all one word - at- britishcouncil – all one word DOT org, that's o-r-g.

Hi Avains

This is a way of reading an email address out loud. Many email addresses are composed of several words, but without any space between them. Here, for example, the email address has the words 'Learnenglish', 'podcast', 'British' and 'Council', but there is no space between some of them; if you put a space between the words, the email address wouldn't work. So we say 'all one word' when reading this kind of address out loud so that people know this.

By the way, this address doesn't work any longer! If you want to answer the question, please do it here in the comments.

Best wishes
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

can you tell why this question wrong
"where he has arrived from today?"
but here the question is correct
"can you tell me where he has arrived from today?"

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