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Christmas Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen are getting ready for Christmas. They need to buy presents and decorate the tree, but there's still time for a bit of ice-skating...

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Olivka_Rinponche,

I think you computer does not have or update Adobe Flash Player. If not, you should install it . I hope it works. Try it.


I cant watch the video. I also clicked on "Can't see video? Click here!", but I cant watch it.
what should I do?
Is there any download link?

Hi, Mr. Peter!
I am a student at a university in Indonesia. I have a dream taking graduate program abroad especially in USA or UK. I realize that to make it real I have to have ability in English, so i am trying to improve my skill in English, but I am worry about TOEFL or IELTS, I am afraid I can't good enough in these tests because I seldom writing, listening, and speaking in English. As this far, going to the English course is an option but it is so expensive so i decide to study English my self. What is you opinion? Would you mind give me some advises, Please?

Hello there,
I was looking for some exercises for my nephew and I have done the first Christmas exercise to have an idea about how it was, after I've done it I realised one of the answers is wrong, If you check it , when you right: ... las minute christmas " SHOPPING" this word, ( which I check several times), appears as it is wrong ... could you please have a look at this error?
Many thanks Guys and have a great day! ...Please let me know if I was WRONG maybe it was my fault?...

Hello May,

Thank you for pointing this out to us.  I've checked the exercise and I can't seem to replicate the issue - when I type 'shopping' it accepts it as correct.  Could it be that you are using caps lock when you type?  The answers are case-sensitive (as correct capitalisation is important in English and users whose language has a non-Roman alphabet need to practise this) and so if you type 'SHOPPING' into the space then it will not be accepted.

Please let us know if this solves the problem.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Learning English team, hello Peter, hello Kirk,

I have a question. Can these exercises become a teaching material? I'm designing an English lesson for my tutoring student, is it a good idea to let the learner do these exercises? Not sure though because they seem to be pretty hard if you have only one time listening.

What do you think then, Peter and Kirk, and Learning English Team? I will be grateful if you give me good advice.

Hi The Learn English of experts could you please do me a favor ,learning English has been my dreams and I have learned it without any helps when I was very young but I have a problem which I can't solve it .

Sometimes i can speak fluently but sometimes not and it makes me very upset when I am alone

Hi everybody:

I would like to know how to print these exercises. Could anybody help me, please? When I click the "printer-friendly version" I just can't. Is there any PDF version?

Thank you so much.

Hi Princess Consuela,

The activities themselves are interactive and do not have purely textual versions. We do create Support Packs for many of our sections so paper copies can be printed but this takes some time and Word on the Street does have have these at the moment.

If you need a paper copy of the exercises then the best option is probably to start the exercise and then, before you start putting the answers in, to use a screen grabbing/screen printing programme.  I think this is probably the best option you have.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, Peter!