Night Out Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to a night club in search of a great night out. Will they find the perfect place to enjoy themselves?

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.


Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Do you enjoy listening to music?
  • Do you have a favourite type of music or do you like any type of music?
  • Do you like going to parties? Why / why not?

Now, watch Stephen and Ashlie to find out how they are enjoying their night out.



Ashlie: This was Stephen’s idea. He loves clubbing, but this really isn’t my kind of music! I don’t know why I put up with him sometimes.

Stephen: What’s wrong, Ash? Surely you must like this. It’s great! I’m just getting warmed up!

Ashlie: Oh Stephen I can hardly hear you. What did you say?

Stephen: I said the music’s great. Why aren’t you dancing?

Ashlie: You must be joking, it sounds like a car alarm. It’s giving me a headache. I can’t stand this kind of music.

Stephen: Oh, but dance music’s much better...

Ashlie: You know I’m going to speak to the DJ.

Stephen: Ashlie! What are you doing? You’ve cleared the dance floor. This is a dance club, not some pop venue.

Ashlie: Well, I couldn’t listen to that noise anymore.

Stephen: Come on. Let’s get out of here before people start complaining!


Ashlie: Listen - we’ve tried live music, a club and a pub and I’ve just had a message from Sally and she says there’s a party at her friend’s house. Come on, let’s get a taxi. You don’t have to get up early tomorrow, do you?

Stephen: No, but we won’t know anyone there. Are you sure we can just turn up? Are they going to let us in?

Ashlie: Yes - I’m sure - we’ll just tell them you’re with me. Come on, I’ve got to look up her address.


Stephen: Hey guys, all right...


Stephen: This is such a great house for a party.

Ashlie: Yes, it is, isn’t it? Except someone’s just turned up that terrible music. We haven’t been very lucky tonight, have we?

Stephen: For once I agree with you. I thought coming to a house party would be better than a club. You know, we could chat, meet some really cool people but this is awful.

Ashlie: Right – that’s it. We’ve spent the whole night complaining about music. Come on, we’re off!


Stephen: I can’t believe it. We were looking for the perfect night out and look where we ended up.

Ashlie: Oh, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t we make our own music!

Neighbour: Oi! Keep the noise down!

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Submitted by CABAUR on Wed, 25/03/2020 - 11:12

I enjoy listening different genres of music but, above all, heavy metal. I started three years ago and i can avoy it. Actually, i don't like to much going out on party because the music is to loud and usualluy i can stand it. For that reason, I prefer to make parties at home.

Submitted by parisaach on Tue, 07/01/2020 - 05:36

does anybody know what is the name of the music that played when Ashlie and Stephen wanted to left the club

Submitted by foofighters12 on Fri, 07/09/2018 - 01:56

I like rock music I've been to the 02 Arena 3 times Wembley stadium 2 times Wembley arena 1 and the London appolo 1, I've seen oasis twice stereophonics once, Linkin Park once avril lavigne twice, and Katy Perry with my wife at the 02 Arena.

Submitted by Vitru on Mon, 24/04/2017 - 14:21

Hi, guys. I love to be on streets for all the night, you can do lots of things and obviously, you can meet a lot of new people. Going in clubs could be really funny and could give you the possibility to relax and to have fun with your friends!

Submitted by Nizam Balinese on Sat, 22/04/2017 - 11:58

Hi Team. Help me with this please. It may sound very basic but I don't want to lose anything by saying this. Ashlie : I can't hear you, what did you say? I understood why Ashlie used past tense in her question. But what about this one : Ashlie : Listen, we've tried live music, a club, and a pub and I've just had a message from Sally and she says there's a party at her friend's house. In my opinion, Ashlie should have said 'said' instead of 'says'. Would you please explain? Thank you very much.

Submitted by Kirk on Sat, 22/04/2017 - 17:13

In reply to by Nizam Balinese


Hello Nizam,

Ashlie could have said 'said' instead of 'says'. This would put a kind of distance between the message she just received and the present moment that I suppose she didn't want to imply -- for this reason (I suppose) she chose 'says'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by cittàutopica on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 18:09

I enjoy listening very much to music. I love classical music and grand opera, but I like also modern music, especially rock. I don't like going to parties, because I hate too much noise and too many people.