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

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 [13:03].

Exercise

Task 3

Carolina 2

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

Exercise

Task 4

Tom the teacher 1

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

Exercise

Task 5

Tom the teacher 2

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

Exercise

Discussion

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Language level

Elementary: A2
Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello 

In each example you have a verb followed by an adjective:

'sounded' is a verb and 'terrible' is an adjective:

He sounded bored.

[subject - verb - subject complement]

'get' is a verb and 'bored' is an adjective

I get bored.

[subject - verb = subject complement]

 

 

You can say '...could you explain...' or '...can you explain...'

Both are correct and there is no real difference in meaning here. 'Could' sounds more polite in some situations but both are fine.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you very much for this informations

[quote]"I watched your dog crying and laughing all through the film"[quote]

Why not "I watched your dog WAS crying and laughing all through the film"

Many times it has happened to me that I read the book first, and then I did not like the movie. But, if I see the movie and then read the book, I take the pictures I saw and enjoy reading more.

50 to 50. Sometimes I read books, sometimes I watch movies. Sometimes I watch a film adaptation, and after I read a book, but more often I do the opposite.

I prefer the books because they allow to create your own scenario while reading the lines, so I agree with the voice number 4. While reading a book you must use your imagination to create unique images in your mind, the sounds and all the rest of the stuff that a movie shows to you when you go to a cinema.
Although the sounds and video effects are really interesting too, I like to read more than watch a movie in most of the occasions.

Thanks for the podcasts, are really good for practise all the English skills.

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