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

I'm very nervous about the teacher training course I should do next week.
English is not my major field of study and  I have never studied in the English-speaking countries. 
Besides, I've never talked with a native speaker more than two words.
Nevertheless, I'm pretty anxious to meet everyone. Please Wish me luck!

Hello Chaesoun,
Don't be nervous, I'm sure the course will be fine. The tutors will be used to nervous students and they will be very kind! Be enthusiastic and make the most of it!
Good luck,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Mr.Adam.
Nice to meet you.
I am very pleasure to participate in this training course.
but I am very afraid of it.
Thank you.

Hi!
Long time no see. How are you?
 I know , you are join this course by a list of participants. 
I hope that we are having good time during training period. I am scheduled to attending by train from wonju . It needs get up at so early time that a little afraid of shortage of sleeping.
 See you on training start day and have a nice weekend .

Hello.
This podcasts is my first experience , contents is so beneficial and convenience that helpful to improve my english.
 Depends on my eyesight, i like films.When i was young like reading the books, getting older keep distance the books, cause of difficult to reading the small letters. But, trying to reading the books that is interesting to me by help of reading glass.
Thank you.

Happy to join the teacher training course starting next week. And for the answer to the question 'Which famous person would you most like to meet?', I like to meet Sandra Oh, an actress, known for the role of Dr. Yang on Grey's Anatomy. I think she is really talented.
Look forward to meet all the trainers and trainees.
Best Regards,
HJ

I am very worried this English-course
I am not good at English.
However, I will study hard 
"Who would you most like to meet?" 
I'd like to see my parent who died 

I'd like to meet Warren Buffett who is one of the richest men in the world.
I want to hear his philosophy of wealth and also have lunch with him for free.
If I cuold meet him, I could become rich.

Hello
happy to join here!
happy new year!

Hello. I'm so excited to think about the English program that I'm going to participate next month. This is my answer to the question: I would like to meet the teachers in the English program. I hope the experience with the teachers in the program will help me understand British English and vocational English. And I like meeting strangers in my life. That can be another reason for my answer.

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