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


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.

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

Hi monaia,

'Go past' is perfectly fine. It describes travelling towards, up to and then away from the object, like a car going along a road might 'go past' a building.

The phrase 'funny though' means here 'but that's strange'. Stephen says he wasn't scared, and Ashlie is telling him that it is strange that on the photo he looks scared.

I hope that clarifies it for you. In future, to look up words or phrases like these please try the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool, which you can find on the right of the page.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

i can´t dowload the pdf Transcript, cann someone help me?

Hello fate82,

On some older episodes of Word on the Street there is no pdf file available for download. However, you can access the transcript on screen (using the 'Transcript' link) and can copy and paste from there if you wish to have a copy on your computer.

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The LearnEnglish Team


(Visit the ballroom, Visit the sea side.) Why do we use 'the'? I feel we must use 'to'. like this: Visit to sea side, Visit to ballroom.Please help me with this.

Thank you.

Hello naaka,

'to visit' is followed directly by a noun phrase, with no preposition (such as 'to') in English. This simply how the verb 'visit' works. If you'd like to see some examples, please look up 'visit' in our dictionary - or do a web search - and you can see lots of examples of it in use this way.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello there
i want to ask about task 2 question 5
why the answer is embarrassed not shy,what is the difference between two words

thank you for your efforts

Hello hayaalqasem,

'Shy' can refer to a particular situation but is usually used to describe a general characteristic of a person, while 'embarrassed' refers only to a given situation and has a specific cause.

You can use the dictionary (on the right of the page) to look up words like this to see definitions and examples.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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