Elementary Podcasts is back! Some things are the same (Tess, Ravi and Carolina) and some things are new, for example the presenters. So whether you're new to Elementary Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!
Instructions & downloads
While you listen
While you listen
Elementary Podcasts are suitable for learners with different levels of English. Here are some ways to make them easier (if you have a lower level of English) or more difficult (if you have a higher level of English). You can choose one or two of these suggestions - you don't have to do all of them!
Making it easier
Read all the exercises before you listen to the podcast.
Look up the words in the exercises that you don't know in a dictionary.
Play the podcast as many times as you need.
Play each part of the podcast separately.
Read the transcript after you have listened to the podcast.
Making it harder
Listen to the podcast before you read the exercises.
Only play the podcast once before answering the questions.
Play the whole podcast without a break.
Don't read the transcript.
Now, listen to the podcast and do the exercises on the following tabs.
What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?
Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips? Move the words into the right places in the text.
Which words go in which categories? Drag them to the place you think is right.
Do you know what all the words mean? Look up the words you don’t know in a dictionary.
Can you add any more words to each list?
Ravi explained how to cook fish and chips; he gave the recipe for them. Leave a comment below with a recipe that you know well. We'll talk about our favourites next episode!
replied on 21 April, 2014 - 20:59 Netherlands Rabia74's picture Permalink
Hi everyone ,
I wish to learn English quikly for all of us.
replied on 19 April, 2014 - 17:42 Ivory Coast Bekwin's picture Permalink
replied on 19 April, 2014 - 17:32 Ivory Coast Bekwin's picture Permalink
i'm very happy to know british council learning english now. i find it very well to improve my english listenning and speking. just great!
replied on 16 April, 2014 - 13:33 Poland Lidia Kulik's picture Permalink
Hello. it is my firs post , so sorry when I mistake. I try to learn english, but I have problems because need someone to talk with me. The last time I had contact with the language more time ago. That's why I care that much to say because a lot of words I forgot. I'm 52 years old and I work as a consultant a free foundation for the EU project helping human beings in such matters as divorce, domestic violence, payment of debts. I'm on facebook.
replied on 16 April, 2014 - 02:16 Colombia Carolina1994's picture Permalink
Im Carolina and Im Colombian
Currently, Im modern languages student and my favourite recipe is Ajiaco. Its a kind of colombian soup with potatoes, chicken, vegetables and corn Thats amazing!!
replied on 9 April, 2014 - 15:01 Mexico shaka33's picture Permalink
i love fried fish, and i like it with lemon and salt, oh! and hot sauce too! but it has to be mexican hot sauce.
replied on 9 April, 2014 - 05:27 India mohidahiyat007's picture Permalink
I am a student. I never cooked. I just know how to make Maggi. Its a kind of noodles. It takes only two mints to make. First, we need boil water and then put Maggi in boil water. That's it.
P.S. - Please correct my sentence.
replied on 7 April, 2014 - 20:03 Brazil Angela R M Brandao's picture Permalink
Hello, one of my favorite recipe is an italian one. It's the Risoto of shrimps. I think I can do it very well...
replied on 3 April, 2014 - 11:25 Pakistan Shahzaib Ibrahim's picture Permalink
Hello halima, where are u from?
replied on 2 April, 2014 - 18:33 Saudi Arabia halema's picture Permalink
I will try
first we should cover the fish with butter then put it in a deep fried ,almost in a vegetable oil.Then we can boil the potato and also put it in a deep fried . thanx Pages