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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...

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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Amin.k,

I am using a mac so I can confirm that the video is compatible.  However, we do know that users in some countries sometimes have problems watching the videos, and I suspect that this is the issue for you.  Please try clicking on the link entitled 'Can't see video? Click here!' below the video window - that may well help you.  Please let us know if the problem continues, however.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I have some problem, I can't translate the sentences  " they're coming over to Stephen to give our mum a rest" and "come and have a go" what do they mean? can you help me? thanks :)

Hi elisochinchaladze,

The first sentence means that the family are going to have Christmas dinner at Stephen's instead of going to their mother's; this gives their mother a rest as she will not have to prepare the meal.

The second sentence means 'try it' - Ashlie is telling Stephen to stop complaining about the time and try ice-skating himself!

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



THe LearnEnglish Team

video sometimes be interrupted. i don't know why @@

hello all. excuse me. i have problem with watching movies and i couldn't use 'Can't see the video? Click here!'. it just writes 'Video not found'. what should iranian people do? please help us.
yours truly

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