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

Exercise

Language practice exercises

Task 1

Tess and Ravi 

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

Exercise

Task 2

Carolina 1

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

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

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

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Task 4

Carolina 3

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

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 1

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

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Task 6

Tom the teacher 2

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

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Task 7

Tom the teacher 3

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

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Task 8

Tom the teacher 4

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

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Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

This is my third lesson. I appreciate all, very useful to improve my english

I'd like to meet Renzo Piano. He is Italian. He was born in Genova in the 1937. Now he lives in Genova but he has opened an office in Paris and another in New York. He is a famous architect and he has designed many famous buildings.
I like his style to express yhe reality in his realizations. He is able to insert his projects in the environment in very harmomious way. In fact he is very careful to consider what goes around his buildings.
I like also his life style. He is reserved and he doesn't show his ability with arrogance.
If I'd meet him, I'd ask him "Why and when did you decide to become an architect?".

Hello everyone,
I'm a new member on this website. I have learned English in a long time but my English stills so bad, so now, I want improve my english all of skills, specially, I want to attach special importance to the listening and spoken skills english, but I don't know how to learn better? Can anyone help me?

Hi rose_rain,

Welcome to LearnEnglish - there are a lot of resources here and I'm quite confident that you'll find something that will help you improve your English.

For both listening and speaking, I would recommend our audio and video materials, most of which are found under Listen & Watch. These range from articles about different topics in the Magazine to a serial audio drama about a group of friends in London called Big City Small World to a video series about using English in different situations called Word on the Street. If none of those interest you, I'd encourage you to keep looking, because there's a lot more there!

With all of this content, I'd suggest you first listen to an episode once or twice to try to understand the general meaning. Then you could listen to them while reading the transcript to understand them better. Many of these sections also have exercises to help you see how well you've understood. (And if you like exercises, then I'd also recommend the Elementary Podcasts, which have a lot of great exercises.) This should all help you with your listening comprehension.

As you listen, take note of phrases and expressions that you like or think are important, and imitate their pronunciation. Our mouths need practice to get used to making different sounds, so repeated practice can really help. And as you practice, you will also gain confidence and fluency, which are really important when the time comes to actually speak English with others.

Good luck!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I'm from Turkey. My name is Murat. I want to improve my english too :)
I want to write something about " I'd like to meet"
His name is Emre Arolat. He's from Turkey and lives in Turkey. He's an architect. He designed Dalaman Airport International Terminal. It founded in 2006. It  look likes a steel cage. It's an original design. I don't know him but I worked in his project as a mechanical engineer. He has just finished a mosque project in Istanbul. It's very nice. I think it's the best designed mosque all around the world. I'd like to talk about this mosque and I'd like to ask him that, Is there any project here?
When I signed up this website there is a request " don't worry to make mistake" I wonder if I made a mistake?
thanks for your interest.

Hi, just now I heard episode 3. I'm able to understand what they talked content not fully.
I have a hope, if I follow continuously in this episode listening surely am improve my speaking and listening.
in this episode interesting to heard.
especially I like quiz part.

Thank you.

hello 
What the different between the baggage and luggage ?
and i can replace between them ?

Hello ebn hamido,

'Luggage' is what we take with us when we travel, whether by plane, train or any other kind of transport.  'Baggage' means the same thing and the two words can be interchanged in this context.

'Baggage' can also be used idiomatically in phrases like 'emotional baggage' - the emotions that we carry around with us and which might cause us stress or worry.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello
 

hello, could you help me please? I can't post my essay.

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