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Loch Ness Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen are in Scotland, visiting Loch Ness. Stephen wants to see the monster, but Ashlie doesn't believe it exists.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


tour of the Highlands.why it's of not in the Highlands for example

Hi the team,

I don't understand the word "brand" in the sentence "they're brand news".
Thanks a lot for your job.
Best regards,
PS : Isn't Nessie behind Ash and Steven at 0.20' ?

Hello Stéphane
When Stephen says his boots are 'brand new', he means the boots are not only new, but that it's the first time he has worn them. If he wore them the next day, he could say they are 'new' but he'd probably not call them 'brand new'. See for more examples.
I think you're right about Nessie! ;-)
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teacher ,
what is the meaning of "a proper look" and"Sort of"

Hi BigSam,

'take a look' means 'look'. 'proper' means correct or careful. 'sort of' means something like 'in some way' here -- it's not completely clear what Stephen means here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Wait..Do you guys see something moving when Ashlie is talking?

Haha, i saw it =)))). Loch Ness monster is real.

Hi teacher,
I would like to know why in the scene they say " I'm done" and not " I've done". Are these two sentences the same?Do they have the same meaning or not?
Thank you very much for your reply and for helping us learn english!

Hello Isabella,

'I'm done' is a very common way of saying that you have finished something. 'I've done' always needs some kind of object (e.g. 'I've done it' or 'I've done my homework'), but is not used alone (e.g. we don't say 'I've done'). It means basically the same thing, but note that 'I'm done' has no object. I know this might not make a lot of sense, but it's the way we speak!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sorry, here is a comment not related to English learning, but suddenly came to my view. Is that a ness or sth else in the lake from the video clips from 30 to 35 seconds? Feeling weird and curious on that moving creature.