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


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Task 1

Comprehension Task

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Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

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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.

I love going to theme parks so i wish i could visit ones as soon as possible and having a lots of fun there.

The man whose Stephen talked to said,it were crazy, why not it was crazy?
And what is meaning "there is no way ,I'm going on it".?

Hello dlis,

The man who Stephen speaks to has a northern English accent - I would say that it is some part of Yorkshire - and in his dialect it is not uncommon to use 'were' in this way. Dialects often use non-standard grammar, and this is an example.

'There is no way I'm going on it' means that there is no chance of it happening. In other words, the person is saying that they don't want to go on it and nothing can make them change their mind.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I don't like going to theme parks or amusement parks, because I think these are too chaotic for my liking.
The rides make me feel very light and free.
I like a lot going to the beach ever since I was a baby and I like above all bathing in the sea.
When I go to the seaside, I bathe, I read my books lying down on the beach chair and I chat with my friends.

i love theme parks and amusement parks . i love going to the seaside too . i like the feeling when i swim and participate in interesting actions with my family . It's so amazing !!!