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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Did ashlie really said "Here, let me help you with this bag"as written in the transcript? I don't understand what she said..

Hi manuel24,

Yes, that's what I hear when I listen to it. Please don't be discouraged – this kind of speaking, i.e. commentary on actions we're performing as we're performing them, is in some ways the most difficult to understand.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

nice video , some of the dialogue go rush! but is real English. Thanks


very interesting history about lost bag :)
I was laughing.

Thank you!

Fantastic London and the three friends, I made the 3 task very good. Great for me, Thanks everyone.

do you have english courses for elementary level for people work for oil and gas

Hi ayyed,

Here at LearnEnglish we do not run courses as such. Rather, we offer a set of online resources for anyone to use and we provide help with those. To ask about courses please contact the British Council in your region directly - via this link.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone, when I want to go to see a City, to do a tour on a city first time I'm going to the tourist information to get a map and and I try to enjoy sightseeing.
I like to do a tour with a guide because if it we have a guide with you will explain easy with you all of the things in the city that are really important and he will get you in the places where you can take a really nice picture and if you take a guide tour in this way you'll be sure that you visit most of the important sights in the city.
When I go on holiday if I going to visit a city I would like to see that City by walk definitely if I go to a City somewhere to the mountain I like to take the picture with the view and to go to the market place I like to visit markets when you visit a new place and if I go in holiday somewhere on the sea I like to do sunbathing and swim.

Hi teacher,
I have a question, is this expression normal in English "I'm going to have to go back"? why not just "i have to go back"?

Hello Will Smile Li,

Ashlie could also just say 'I have to go back' here and that would be fine. 'going to have to' expresses a bit of annoyance than the present simple does, but essentially the meaning is the same.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team