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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1



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Hi there. There seem to be a couple of mistakes in the transcript.
"It’s about ten minutes walk to the flat from here."
should be
"It’s about ten minutes' walk to the flat from here."
"We had it was with us all the time."
should be
"We had it with us all the time."

Hi Joe -
You're absolutely right! The apostrophe is often dropped in casual writing, but it should be there for ten minutes' walk. The second one is a clear error. Thanks for pointing them out. I've corrected them in the transcript. Feel free to let us know if you see any other mistakes, and enjoy the rest of the site!
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everyone,
Can someone help me? I have two questions.
first one : What's the difference between ' will ' and ' to be going to' ?(future tense)
second one: Stephen says that  they need to get to central London / the River Thames. Why didn't he say 'go to' ?

about the lesson- transport and travel. I got confused. See, Stephen arrived in London with a friend and one bag. Ash was waiting for them so, she did not have bag. But suddenly, the bags  belonged Ash. Then she  "lost" it  in the cab. After  the guys left   the cab, the bag was with them. (???) for me, it no made sense.
Thank u

Hello Carmen!
No need to say sorry – you're absolutely right. I'm not sure what happened here. It's called a 'continuity error' in English, and you can sometimes see them in films or TV shows as well. I'll pass on your comment to the BBC, who made the videos. I hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment too much!
Best wishes
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Well, I thought there were no continuity errors.
Ash did carry a bag with her in the airport, you see. Then she helped the guys with one of their bags, which was exactly the one she put her bag in later on. So she might just have put her own bag into that bigger bag to get off the train and totally forgot about it.
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