Ashlie: You really were serious, weren’t you?
Stephen: Of course I was!
Ashlie: Stephen and I are going to York in the north of England today. We’re going to do some archaeology, but Stephen wants to take his metal detector.
Stephen: Well, I want to try out my new present. York is famous for its history. I want to find some real treasure! An old sword, an ancient coin...
Ashlie: …an old tin can! Yeah, right. It’ll be the same as every year; you get a new toy and then you get bored of it after five minutes.
Stephen: Oh, stop moaning. It's a long drive to York. And whatever you do, don't forget your wellies. History hunting's dirty work.
Ashlie: Oh, wow Stephen, look. Look at this shop. They sell real pieces of history in here.
Stephen: Come on, let’s go in and have a look.
Ashlie: Excuse me. Are these real?
Shopkeeper: They are. Those are Roman.
Ashlie: Wow, where do they come from?
Shopkeeper: Generally the UK, but also in Europe as well.
Ashlie: Oh, this looks unusual. Is it very valuable?
Shopkeeper: That one, that’s about 75 pounds. That’s a Roman military cloak brooch. It would have been used to fasten a cloak or a toga. Lots of things were lost in those days.
Ashlie: Well, well I wouldn’t want to lose something like this.
Shopkeeper: I'm sure whoever lost that was very upset.
Ashlie: I bet. Wow, Stephen, come and look at this. This is so lovely. I would love to wear a piece of history.
Stephen: How much is it?
Shopkeeper: That one’s 120 pounds.
Stephen: I’ll take it!
Ashlie: No, Stephen. That's too expensive.
Stephen: No, it isn’t. It’s a present, Ashlie.
Ashlie: For who?
Stephen: For you, of course!
Ashlie: Oh, Stephen. That is so lovely of you. Thank you!
Ashlie: Right, what now? More shopping maybe?
Stephen: Well, I thought we could have a look around the Viking museum.
Ashlie: A museum? Can't we do that tomorrow?
Stephen: You are going to love this museum.
Ashlie: This is amazing.
Stephen: Wow, look at that! Imagine walking these streets in Viking times. The sights, the sounds.
Ashlie: The smells! It really stinks in here.
Stephen: Ashlie, it's all part of the experience. This is what a real Viking town would have looked like and smelt like.
Ashlie: Well, it smells pretty bad.
Stephen: Come on, Ash. Let’s do some authentic Viking shopping.
Ashlie: Wow, what a beautiful city!
Stephen: Oh, you can have a look at the architecture later. Over there's the Viking excavation. We need to sign up for tomorrow and I can’t wait to use my metal detector.
Ashlie: Stephen, I’m not even sure they’re going to let you use that thing.
Ashlie: Excuse me. Can you tell me where to go for tomorrow's dig, please?
Man: Yes, the dig is right over there and you'll need to be here for seven o'clock tomorrow to pick up your tools.
Ashlie: What? Seven o’clock?
Man: I’m afraid so.
Stephen: Well, I've got my metal detector. So I guess all I need is a spade to dig up the treasure.
Man: You won't be needing that! This is what we use.
Ashlie: Come on, Stephen. Thanks. See you tomorrow!