Elementary Podcasts: Tess & Ravi

In this episode Tess and Ravi talk about clothes, and their guests talk about the designer of Apple products, Jonathan Ive, and women's football. You can also follow Carolina on her journey from Venezuela to the UK. Will she find her suitcase?

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


Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 

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


Task 2

Carolina 1

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].


Task 4

Carolina 3

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [15:45].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].


Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].


Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].


Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [21:24].




Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


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I'd like to meet Edison & tell him:if you weren't we couldn't learn English on this good website

Why don't more people watch women's football? What do you think?
People don't watch women's football, because the men's football is much famous in the world. Around the men's football there's a lot of money. The player are very famous around the world: Messi, Ronaldo, ecc.
I live in Italy and in my country, the men's football is the best sport. Also the italian trainers are famous: Ancellotti, Lippi, Capello.
Women's football is much boring and not much interesting. Maybe, if it'll be a professional women's league, women's football will be much famous!

i think these are lesson useful. Thank you team britistcouncil. I begin learn but i love website. I learn it everyday. Present My english very bad I understand a little english and i usually see dictionary. I'll try mybest. i hope so 

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I would like to meet Karim Rashid. He is a industial designer and interior architect.
Karim Rashid was born in Cairo - Egyipt. He grew up and studied in Britain and Canada, and then he trained in Italy. Rashid designed first products in Canada, then he moved to United States.
He lives in New York, with offices in Manhattan and Amsterdam.
He has created many things and spaces successfully and his creations are well known. He is leading figure in the fields of products and interior design.
His designs are mixture of modern western tradition and oriental aesthetic. Objects that he creates have soft futuristic forms and colors.
I think he is very interesting person and very creative too.
I would like to talk to him about his inspiration and creative process.

I would like to meet Oprah Winfrey, the US media celebrity, she is the presenter of the most viewed program in the world, “The Oprah Winfrey Talk Show”.
Oprah is a very important philanthropist, who created a remarkable school for girls in South Africa, whom she dreams to become Africa‘s future leaders.
She was the daughter of a single mother, Verintal Lee, who wanted to name her Orpah, name from bible, but accidentally misspelled her name and spelled it Oprah, but the father, Vernon Winfrey, liked it  so she was named Oprah Gail Winfrey.
Oprah suffered a lot in her childhood, she was raped and became pregnant, but her child died when he was young
I like to meet such a person to ask her many questions, one of them:”How could you overcome all the difficulties in your life, and become successful woman”.

I do not like women's football,and I do not like football in general.

I would like to meet Johnny Depp.
People think he's a very different actor, in a not good way.
But I think he's totally eccentric and an original actor. He knows which characters are best for him and play them very well. Nobody could have possibly played Jack Sparrow as he had.
And of course he's very charming and handsome!

a famous person who I'd like to meet that I think a famous football player. I think this person almost everyone know him. He is Messi and he played Bacerlona football team. He is so famous nowaday and the best player in four years that is really unbelievable. I believe he will get more award and his professional will more develop than now.