Stephen's friend comes to London and Ashlie and Stephen show him around.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Why the level of this video is B1? There are many things I can't undertand without the transcription.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Did Stephen really said "we need to get to central London for your surprise"?
I can't hear "need to", even at slowest speed.
Instead of "What are you doing with my phone? " I understand "Why are you on my phone". May this be possible?

Hello Jobfer,

I'm not sure I hear the initial consonant 'n', but I hear the /i:/ sound (the 'ee' in 'need'). The 'd' is elided, since the similar consonant 't' follows it. In any case, you are right -- this is said very quickly.

I clearly hear 'What are you doing with my phone?', but what you said would also be correct in this situation.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like this

Did ashlie really said "Here, let me help you with this bag"as written in the transcript? I don't understand what she said..

Hi manuel24,

Yes, that's what I hear when I listen to it. Please don't be discouraged – this kind of speaking, i.e. commentary on actions we're performing as we're performing them, is in some ways the most difficult to understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

nice video , some of the dialogue go rush! but is real English. Thanks


very interesting history about lost bag :)
I was laughing.

Thank you!

Fantastic London and the three friends, I made the 3 task very good. Great for me, Thanks everyone.