Stephen and Ashlie visit the seaside town of Blackpool and have a go on some of the rides at the Pleasure Beach theme park.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

Read the questions and select the right answers.


Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1



Because of my age I don't very excited by theme parks. But if I occasionally get there I for sure take roller-coaster and ferris wheel.
As for seaside I like swimming and sunbathing in the morning when it isn't very hot.

Could you help me with the phrase " you look a little white ". I donnt understand the meaning

Hello Tuan Hung,

We say a person looks a little white when their face is pale for some reason. This might be because they are sick, scared or shocked about something - like Stephen in the video.



The LearnEnglish Team

THank you

Hello everyone, yes I really like to go to the amusement parks usually they occur a few times a year ,here in my city. But sometimes I go somewhere far in another city if the theme park it's interesting and is something new to see or to ride.
Most of the time rides make me feel nice but sometimes if I eat something before and then I go to mountain rousse I might feel a bit sick for a while but it doen't matter I really like to go to feel the excitement.
Yes I like going to the beach to go swimming to do some sunbathing to get some tan on my body. It's really nice to feel the sun next to the beacht and siting down in the shade having a cool drinks and enjoying the sea and listening the waves of the sea.

I love going to amusement and theme parks with my children. The rides are funny, they make me feel happy and excited.
When I go to the sea side, I sunbathe and I do sports like beach volley, football and I snorkel to see a lot of beautiful fish.

Hello Team.
Stephen : And I love the theme park and all the rides. Come on, Ash. This is going to be great!
Is it possible if I change "this is going to be great" to "it will be great" here?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you.

Hello Nizam,

You could, but 'be going to' is better than 'will' because 'be going to' can indicate that we have evidence in our immediate surroundings that our prediction is going to be true. 'will' is not incorrect, it's just not as specific and is less used in a context like this one, where Stephen can see the rides.

Finally, you might also be interested in reading our Predicting the future page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Ok, Kirk. Thank you for your help and kindness.