Tess & Ravi

LearnEnglish 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 LearnEnglish Podcasts or have been listening since Series 1, give it a try!

Task 1

Activity 1

What can you remember about Tess and Ravi's conversation?


Task 2

Activity 2

Can you remember what Ravi said about making fish and chips?


Task 3

Activity 3

In this exercise we look at words that describe ways of cooking, ways of preparing food or things you use when cooking.




Task 4



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I am not really fun of cooking but I know it is very exciting for some people. Sometimes when I have enough time a like cooking our traditional dish which is generally based on boiling a mixture of beans, sweet potatoes, cassava or potatoes. at the beginning beans are boiled in a pot disposed over the flame of firewood and when they are ready that's when chopped potatoes are added within salt to the beans. Some people can add vegetables. This kind of food is currently appreciated because it does contains any kind of oil.

I hate cooking but I love eating!

Hi I love cooking I always search in you tube and find new recipe and from the ingredient I guess it looks delicious or not then I try to do it, if my kids like it then I do for them many time as much as they ask me.

Hi, I hope you be healthy.
Is this listening audio or video?
Mine is audio.
Thanks for your service.

Hello Mohammad Taqi

All of the pages in LearnEnglish podcasts have audio and no video. For video, I would suggest our Starting Out series and Speaking skills pages.

Good luck!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for your responding.

Hi everyone,
I like cooking specially local dishes. I would like to describe how to cook milk and rice. First you cook rice measure 3 cups of rice and add 4cups of water, you can add a small salt, wait at least 15minutes. Let it cool and add milk liquid. It so delicious

Hi everyone;
I love cook. My family like when I prepared International Shrimp. It's not a typical Brazilian food but its delicious!
chopped onion and garlic
milk cream
chopped ham
maize starch
Prepare: cook the rice separately and make a white salsa with the others ingredients. Finally mix the rice with the salda. Put potato sticks and parmezon cheese. Oven 15 minutes.

I like to bake pizza.
For the dough, you mix flour, water, salt, yeast and a bit of sugar. It's necessary to knead the dough until its smooth, and then let it rest in a bowl for a while, until it has doubled its size.
Next, stretch the dough in a baking tray, and add your favorite topping. It can be tomato sauce and mozzarella or anchovies, onion, etc. Then put in a hot oven (220°C is ok) for about twenty minutes.

Hi Peter M,

For the Activity 3, I just can choose 3 words matched into 3 boxes. It means it is just max 1 word into 1 box, I cannot choose 2 words and put them into 1 box.
Could you please advise me how to put more words into 1 box?
Thank you so much Peter M.

Best regards,