Ashlie and Stephen travel to Paris, where Steven shows off his French and Ashlie tries a famous French dish - by accident!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We use the infinitive after some verbs, nouns and adjectives:

  • I hope to see you soon. (verb + infinitive)
  • It's time to go. (noun + infinitive)
  • I'm pleased to meet you. (adjective + infinitive)

Make complete sentences using the infinitive forms.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello Simon Kwan57,

In the text, the waiter understands Stephen's order as they get the correct food - the problem is that Ashlie did not understand what she chose in the menu, and was surprised when she found out that it was snails!  In other words, the waiter understood Stephen but Ashlie did not understand the menu.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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Hi all good morning
It is nice stories, paris in one of country to plan my destination, i need visit there, they have good fashion and of course i want to see Eiffel  tower  . i will come to you paris, .....

This interesting video shows us the need to communicate and the courage to speak a foreign language, practice is the only way to learn.
have a good day from México

It's so good! I would like to visit French too.

I love Paris

I can't believe it! The moment i saw 'Paris' as one of the themes of 'Word on the street', i knew that there would be at least one scene showing the Eurostar train! I loved this video! :)

Really amazing programme, very impressive! I like it rotten, just like I visited this great learning site for the first time two years ago! Whenever I visit this site, I do learn something new and useful here and there. Thanks for your continuing creativity, The LearnEnglish Team. Really great work!

I am also very interested in French culture, by the way. I am doing my best to stick to French as I learn English on a daily basis.

Best regards,

Hello Kaofeng,

Thank you for your lovely comment! It's great to hear such enthusiasm and to know that we're helping people. If you keep working with such energy and keenness then I'm sure you'll make great progress.

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The LearnEnglish Team

very Gooood :)