Elementary Podcasts

In the episode Tess and Ravi talk about how they’re feeling, and their guests talk about Bob Marley, an unusual festival and British money. You can follow Carolina’s journey by train from London to Newcastle. Will she catch her train?

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 [13:03].


Task 3

Carolina 2

Practise the language you heard in the soap opera about Carolina [13:03].


Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].


Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

Practise the language you heard in Tom the teacher’s summary [20:10].




Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1


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hello teacher
 i dont understand about British money and prices ,i feel cunfuse please explain me
thank you

Hello Rarunrorn,
We have a video on exactly that topic - you can learn about British money.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone,
I don't know why I don't see the right exercises:
Section 1 Exercise 1 should be :  ,, How are you feeling?" but it's about comments on a friends clothes from Series 01 Episode 03
and Section 8 Exercise 1 should be about British money but it's a joke from Section7
Best wishes to all of you here on this website