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York Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie drive north to York. Stephen surprises Ashlie with a Roman ring - and a museum she actually likes!

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.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

'I thought we could....' is a way of making a polite suggestion. 

Exercise

 

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hello, I really like to know the real name of Stephan and Ashlie? Can anybody help.

Hello, I guess Satish and Asha...?!

I have another question. What does the word "whatever" means in this scenario. Thanks.

Hello. I have a question. The word "tin" and "can" can mean the same thing. So what does the meaning different between "tin can" and "tin" or "can". Thanks.

In sentence :
Yes, the dig is right over there and you'll need to be here for seven o'clock tomorrow to pick up your tools. Used “for” not “at”. Could you please explain why the speaker would use it? Is it grammatically right?

Hello Lisa Bistrova,

The phrase be here for seven o'clock has the same meaning as be here by seven o'clock. It tells the person to arrive no later than seven o'clock. It would be fine to arrive earlier. For is a little more informal than by, I would say.

If we say be here at seven o'clock then we mean exactly at that time and it may (we do not know) be not good to be earlier.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you Peter ...
But I still wondering if “for” can be used in writing or it can be used just in a speaking part ?
Thank you in advance~
Lisa

"You won't be needing that!" - This is a statement of the man in last scence of the video. I do not think he said that. I can't hear.

Hello Baotin Nguyen,

I've listened to the text myself and this is definitely what the man says. It is a little unclear because he is turned away when he starts to speak, I think, but the transcript is correct.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello.
I am very happy to know much useful information about York.I am from Egypt the country of the pharaohs and it is my pleasure to recognize all of these about English culture I will be grateful if you tell us about mixture of the English society.

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