Transport and Travel Scene 1


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

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Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • What do you do if you go on a ‘tour of the city’?
  • What kind of things do you like to do when you visit a place on holiday?

Watch Stephen and Ashlie welcome their friend Jazz to London.



Hi mates ! Maybe it's a corny question….. Why did Jazz says : "What is this place called ?" instead of "How is this places called". Thank you in advance.

Hello apc,

In English we do not use 'how' in this question. It is always 'What is... called?' In this respect English is different from many other languages.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team that clip of a video when Ash lost her bag Stephen asked her..'did you have it with you on the train'? then AShy replied yes your right I had it with me on the question is if Stephen could ask in this way 'Did you have it on the train' and Ashy could repl yes i had it on the train would the question be the same or not? and if not what is the difference btn the two questions?

Hi MamaAisha,

The two questions are almost exactly the same in meaning. I think Stephen is just emphasising the idea of the bag being with Ashlie, perhaps next to her as opposed to on the luggage rack. However, they really do mean almost the same.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I hope you are fine , I watched the video and I don't understand some of the grammar sush as l had it with me on the train . So please help me .

Ho frozan,

All Word on the Street episodes begin with a scene (scene 1) and then some of the grammar from that episode is explained in the following episode (language focus 1).

'I had it with me on the train' is the verb 'have' in the past tense, 'it' refers to Ashlie's bag, and 'on the train' refers to a location.

I hope this helps you. By the way, please be as specific as you can when you ask questions - that way we can help you better!

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Please make a android app for world on the street tanx

Dear friend., I want to download the video and want to listen many time as I want but I cannot have download option., Can u Please tell me How to download the video..?

Hello siva,

I'm afraid that our videos are not available for download, since they are under copyright. If you'd like downloadable content, please see the Elementary Podcasts or Big City Small World series, or our Apps pages.

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The LearnEnglish Team