Stephen and Ashlie visit the seaside town of Blackpool and have a go on some of the rides at the Pleasure Beach theme park.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

Read the questions and select the right answers.


Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Thank you for such a lovely comment. We do our best here and it's nice to know our efforts are helping people!



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Dear Team,
''Word on the street'' is also another interesting, amazing and helpful course.But, altogether, I'd like to focus on this point: For us, trying to catch the words and the meaning of different informal and daily conversations,with strange -sometimes- accent, with too fast flow speach, there is something almost unbearable:The sounds and the music are both at least twice more loud than the conversations and therefore make more troubling the listening.Could you decrease the background soundw and music, please, so that we could listen more easily and focus on the dialogues?
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Hello nikoslado,

Thank you for the suggestion. Background noise is a part of everyday life and we include it in our recordings as an important part of language development. However, it should not be excessive, of course.

I'll pass on your comment to the development team.



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Because of my age I don't very excited by theme parks. But if I occasionally get there I for sure take roller-coaster and ferris wheel.
As for seaside I like swimming and sunbathing in the morning when it isn't very hot.

Could you help me with the phrase " you look a little white ". I donnt understand the meaning

Hello Tuan Hung,

We say a person looks a little white when their face is pale for some reason. This might be because they are sick, scared or shocked about something - like Stephen in the video.



The LearnEnglish Team

THank you

Hello everyone, yes I really like to go to the amusement parks usually they occur a few times a year ,here in my city. But sometimes I go somewhere far in another city if the theme park it's interesting and is something new to see or to ride.
Most of the time rides make me feel nice but sometimes if I eat something before and then I go to mountain rousse I might feel a bit sick for a while but it doen't matter I really like to go to feel the excitement.
Yes I like going to the beach to go swimming to do some sunbathing to get some tan on my body. It's really nice to feel the sun next to the beacht and siting down in the shade having a cool drinks and enjoying the sea and listening the waves of the sea.