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.

Exercise

Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello liangjinlei,

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your reply

Hello sir. Sir I want to know how much english grammar is necessary for fluent .

Hello englishlearner2015,

Fluency is really a measure of how quickly and confidently you can express yourself in English, so grammar is a part of that, but only a part. Confidence, pronunciation and vocabulary are all no less important. It's really a question of what you need English for: some people need to write accurately and quickly in a range of styles, while others need to communicate orally and are not so concerned with accuracy.

That is why it's hard for me to give you specific advice without knowing how you speak at the moment. However, there are some general suggestions that I can make which will help you to improve your fluency over time. The most important thing you can do is to speak English as often as possible. To do this a partner is very helpful, so think about the people you know and consider if any of them could be a practice partner for you. It may be that you know someone else who is also learning English and who would like to practise with you, or perhaps you know some people who do not speak your language but do speak English. However, if you do not have a practice partner it does not mean that you cannot practise because it is possible to practise alone. Just speaking English to yourself while you are at home, going about your normal daily activities, can help a great deal with your fluency and can help you to feel more confident, which will help you to cut down your hesitating.

You can also use the audio and video materials here on LearnEnglish to improve your fluency. After doing the exercises, try listening with the transcript (listening and reading). Then try saying the text yourself, and finally try saying it with (and at the same speed as) the recording. This will help you to develop speed in your speech, which is a key component of fluency. You'll also pick up a lot of language as chunks - words which are often used together in set phrases - which you can use to communicate with less hesitation.

I hope those suggestions are helpful.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teacher
These videos are really difficult to understand for me. I understood almost everything at "elementary podcasts" but now, I understand about 30%. Is that normal?
Best regards
Sonia

Hello ssoniacs,

Yes, that's quite normal. Remember that you can use the transcript to help you as you listen if you wish. A good approach is often to try the exercises without the transcript, then listen again with the transcript to check your answers, then check them using the 'Check answers' or 'Finish' buttons.

Keep going and you will improve. That 30% will soon be 60%, then 90%...

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Oh, I forgot the last question.
The mean of (log flume).
Thanks

Hello monaia,

You can find the meaning of this by using the dictionary tool, as I described in my answer to your earlier questions.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I find the answer , when I focus I saw the seat of this ride is as a piece of tree, I know the mean.
Thanks

Hi, I missed all .
Can I ask questions ?
( Go past ) , is this expression right ?
have (Funny) with (though) a new meaning ?
Thanks.

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