Christmas Scene 2


It's Christmas morning! Ashlie's got a lot to do to cook dinner for the family, but can she get Stephen to help?

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


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • What food do British people eat at Christmas?
  • Who usually cooks in your household?
  • How do you react when you get a present you don't care for very much?

Now watch to find as Stephen and Ashlie celebrate Christmas with their family...



Hello English Team! which sentence is correct 1- your name is in the flight manifest. 2- your name is on the flight manifest.

Hello Omer,

My intuition said 'on the flight manifest', but I'm not all that familiar with the field of aviation, so I've checked a corpus, which also suggests that 'on' is correct. I'd encourage you to become familiar with the Corpus of Global Web-based English - it essentially lists examples of sentences in which combinations of words have been used - as it could be very useful for these kinds of questions.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello ! Just want to know if is rigth to said: " Happy Christmas"? or is possible to said like this and also Merry Christmas?

Thank you,


Hello mariamejia,

Both are quite correct and are commonly used; there is no difference in meaning.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello vasanthakumar,

It's great that you want to practise speaking with someone, but I'm afraid that our House Rules, which are designed to protect users, prohibit the sharing of the kind of personal information you'd need to contact another user to do this.

Best regards,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everybody!

My name is Lucy, I would like to improve my english, specially my writting and speaking skills.

With pleasure to see all of your comments :)

hi The LearnEnglishTeam

Could you help me with a clarification , i want to know which of the below sentences is correct :
you can enter without to knock or you can enter without knocking .

Best regards,

Hi gpasarin,

'Without' is a preposition and after prepositions we must have an object, which means we must have a noun, pronoun or gerund. The correct sentence is the second, therefore, which has a gerund ('knocking').

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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