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Transport and Travel Scene 1

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Dear Team,
I agree with all listeners have commented about the potential difficulties and riddles in connection with hearing, listening and tracking the correct spelling and meaning of the words and letters.(Compared with the corresponding text and level.) I mean, the texts are easily manipulable for reading and grammar, ranking with level B1- for example- but many times, taking in mind the listening with an informal, strange or high speed pronunciation, seem to be in higher levels, because of this reason.Anyway, I'm sure you have noticed it, you know better how to organise the stuff and introduce us, little by little, into the listening of real live English.This is the most important work you offer to all of us, which no one else could do in any ''formal''school or course, even in paid courses.
Thanks a lot all of you

Thank you!

I don't understand this sentence. "Stephen’s brought his friend Jazz over to London for a few days". It is passive? Stephen's brought=stephen is brought?
Can you explain for me, please? Thank you so much.

Hi tunguyenprnt

'Stephen's brought' is a contracted form of 'Stephen has brought', which is the present perfect. 's can be used to indicate possession, as a contraction for 'is' and also as a contraction for 'has'.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

When I went to city I prefer to look around the streets, architecture, people, etc.
Also I like to visiting museums and trade centers.

Why the level of this video is B1? There are many things I can't undertand without the transcription.


Thank you for your comment. The level tags are obviously a subjective assessment and each level covers a range of difficulties. We'll review the level of the video and see if it needs to be changed.



The LearnEnglish Team

Did Stephen really said "we need to get to central London for your surprise"?
I can't hear "need to", even at slowest speed.
Instead of "What are you doing with my phone? " I understand "Why are you on my phone". May this be possible?

Hello Jobfer,

I'm not sure I hear the initial consonant 'n', but I hear the /i:/ sound (the 'ee' in 'need'). The 'd' is elided, since the similar consonant 't' follows it. In any case, you are right -- this is said very quickly.

I clearly hear 'What are you doing with my phone?', but what you said would also be correct in this situation.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

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