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 Kirk ,
Thank you again for your reply . I think I 'm more prepared for lunch now :))
Best wishes ,

Hello Teachers :) May I ask you a question about ' dinner ' ? As far as I could see the main topic in this episode is preparing the Christmas dinner ... But when Ashlie and her mother talk about it , they say ' lunch' !!?? Now I feel myself really a bit confused about ' dinner ' :(((

Hi iliya_b,

As you'll see in the definition for 'dinner' in the dictionary, 'dinner' is used to talk about the main meal of the day, and so can refer to both 'lunch' (eaten at mid-day) and 'supper' (eaten in the evening). Holiday meals are typically eaten at mid-day or in the early afternoon, and so are often referred to as 'dinners'.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! The vedios are wonderful of me an English learner in China. I have never thought i can find something that this. It is a good help to my pronunciation. And the language is not so hard for me to understand. I wish I can find something more like this for me to enjoy as well as learn English

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Merry X'mas and thanks all your effort from The LearnEnglish Team.
May I know the difference between "here you go" and "there you are"? Are they the same?

Hello Joe Choi,

In the context of giving someone something the meaning is the same, though 'here you go' is more informal and would usually be used in informal contexts.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I practice english writing skill, and I made a blog to post article I writed. Can you check grammar on my blog, thank you.

Hi Dyan,

I'm afraid we're unable to correct users' texts - we are too small a team to be able to provide such a service. If you have any specific questions, please feel free to ask them on an appropriate page.

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The LearnEnglish Team


I notice that in the transcript, the letters "m" and "d" in "Mum" and "Dad" are capitalized. May I now why? Aren't "mum" and "dad" common nouns? Thank you.