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


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I have not visited the England, but if I watch your videos i think it is a beatifull place.

Last November I was in London for the first time and our guide showed us the city only with the bus. I think it was a good idea because you" live" the city in a right way, it's like a full immersion, and with the osteycard there's the possibility to turn in a free way.
You can see many things (touch and run)and then you can deepen only the place you prefer.
for example i went with my husband (without the group) to visit the national gallery in trafalgar square. It was really amazing!
We also tried the local food, such as "pie", fish and chips, eggs and bacon....we tried to forget our italian food.....and i trained with my english skills. please correct me! i would like to learn as good as possible! thank you

Hello martiero,

Thanks for you contribution! It's great that you were able to visit London and to practise your English there. I'm afraid we aren't able to correct users' texts, as we are too small a team with too much other work to do that. For that kind of attention, I'd recommend you find a teacher to help you. I'm not sure if it's possible for you or interests you, but there might be a suitable class for you at a British Council Centre in Italy.

In any case, please keep posting your writings here in the comments. Other users might respond to you and it's very good practice for you.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Why didn't they (both men and gentlemen) help Ash with her heavy bag after arriving, it is so strange for me, and why didn't they help her to find her bag...

I think at 3.50 minutes of the video Stephen said "I will answer it" not "I'm going to answer it"

I can't find the Preparation task. Where is it? Tks

Hello lechausg,

The Preparation task on this page is just above the video, but, unlike some other pages, it's not an exercise that you do on the page, but rather a few questions that you can think about.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi , i wondering why ashlie used the present perfect tense when she said "I’ve lost it" ??
is it ok to use the simple past tense??

Hello abdullah993,

Yes, you could use the past simple, though the present perfect is also commonly used when speaking about something that happened recently that affects the present, especially in British English.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

where there is video link?