Stephen and Ashlie arrive at the hotel in Snowdonia, but they don't have the same idea about how to relax!

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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.

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Comprehension Task

What did you learn about Snowdonia?

Choose the best answer to these questions.

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Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the statements about Stephen and Ashlie and decide if they are true or false.

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I prefer outdoor activities so probably I would like to climb,to walk or to do samething elese but obviesouly outdoor.So I think I would spend my free time in North Wales just like
Stephen do.Some different forms of relax is listening to the music or reading books and
I would do it probably every evening.

hello,
i usually come across with some types of structures like"a variety of,too great a variety of,a great variety of".sometimes it takes singular verb and sometimes plural verb.
is any definite rule about it whether it takes singular of plural veb.
i checked it in oxford dictionary .it says when a is preceded before variety,it takes plural verb.
please give me suitable advice.
thanks.

Hello Baahubali,

Quantifiers such as a lot of can be followed by either singular uncount nouns or plural count nouns. The verb matches the noun:

There is a lot of money on the table. ['money' is singular so the verb 'is' is singular]

There are a lot of apples on the table. ['apples' is plural so the verb 'are' is plural]

 

The quantifier a great variety of can only be used with plural count nouns and so the verb is always plural. It is similar to other quantifiers such as a great number of.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello,
sir
if there is any rule about it whether we change principal clause or we change subordinate clause to correct whole sentence.if i see it written down somewhere then how would i know whether he is talking about future or past.
thanks.

Hello Baahubali,

The important thing is that the time references and verbs forms in the clauses are consistent. If they are inconsistent then you can change either to make the sentence grammatical.

The context may make it clear what the speaker/writer intended, but if it does not then you need to ask the speaker/writer directly and find out what it is they wanted to say.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello
is it right to say "one and a half hours" or
"one hour and a half".
"two mangoes and a half" or "two and a half mangoes".
thanks.
which is preferable or right?

Hello Baahubali,

Both formulations are possible..

For hours I think the first formulation ('one and a half hours') is most common. For other things the second formulation is more typical.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello
seek your advice
"you need not tell a lie when the judge asked you where you were when the crime was committed."
i'm confused whether i should change "asked to ask"or "need not to need not have".
tell me which is preferable?

Hello Baahubali,

'Need not' seems an odd choice in the original sentence. Are you sure you do not mean 'must not' here?

As far as your question goes, I cannot say how you might change the sentence as I do not know the context or what you are trying to say. Are you talking about a situation in the future (you will be before a judge later) or in the past (the meeting with the judge has already happened)?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello,
actually,i read it in a book written by an author. he has replaced 'need not' to 'need not have'.it means he is talking about a past situation.
but if i change 'asked' to 'ask' then is anything wrong about it.

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