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. 




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I love York :) It is gorgeous :)

Hello again, dr_sanginabadi!

Sorry to hear you're still having problems. That link works for me, and should work for you. You may already have told me this, but so I can investigate further, can you answer a couple of questions?

  • Which web browser are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer...?)
  • What computer or phone are you using?
  • Where do you see the response - in the video window, or does it take you to another page?
  • Do you still have the same problem if you use a different computer?

Also, could you double check, if you have a moment, that other  "Can't see video? Click here" links do the same thing. Try Shakespeare, for example. Let me know if you can see that video.
Sorry you're having so much trouble!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Dear Jeremy
about your questions 
* I use google Chrome
* Lap top sony vaio vgn-cs26g
* I see that in the video window
* I 'll Try another PC and will say that.

I want to ask how way I get these lesson mp3 

Hello ameera!
I'm glad you like our materials enough to want to download them! Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, Word on the Street is not available for download. However, you can download some of our other materials, like our Elementary Podcasts. Just go to the page and click 'Downloads and materials'.
Enjoy the rest of the site!
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

Can I download the videos ?

I'm afraid for copyright reasons we can't make these videos available to download.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

I have not been in York, for this reason I don not more things about there. But, I think this program will help us to know much more about there.
I rather go to museum, because I like to know much more things about the past decades. when I am watching a historical painting I imagine that I am in the same time that painting was painted and I dream to live with the people that there is inside it. I make a fantasia in my mind. 
history is the opposite point of the future. if someone don not know about own history, he/she will not understand his/her future. 
I like to know more about our ancestors and first human. museum help us and give us more information to know about the past. 
I like kind of dress museum. the museum which say and show us something about the kind of dressing and clothes that last people had. I have seen one of dress museum in Florence. It was amazing! there was some clothes that they come back to thousand years ago. some of them are going to be destroyed. but, by the creative methods, they are going to protect them for the future years.
When I am in other country or historical city I like to see just the famous and historical sights museums and towers buildings and monumental...we can do our shopping in our city! we have much time for doing shopping, but when we are in one place we must to enjoy the visiting the new place, we should not waste our time in shopping.

Hello Sohula,
Thanks for the very interesting comment. I feel the same way you do about museums.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team