Ashlie surprises Stephen by beating him to the top of the mountain.


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

Do you know anywhere where you can travel on steam trains in your country?

Answer these questions.


Task 2

Comprehension Task

Can you fill in the gaps in the sentences with the correct numbers?





I think Ashlie will be at top of the mountain first and that's why she must travel to top of mountain with a faster vehicle. Maybe İt could be rainway :)

Sorry, but I couldn't understand "it’s a shame about the view though." Could you please explain?

Hello jnshaikh,

You can find an explanation of 'it's a shame' in the dictonary entry for 'shame' and of 'view' in the second use (sight) of its entry. When Ashlie arrived, she could see a lot of the landscape ('view'), but by the time Stephen arrived, clouds had moved in and so there was no longer a very good view. She's saying it's too bad this happened.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank a lot Sir, for the explanation, I've got it now.

Yes i like. I prefer walking i think

You are fantastic, thank you for providing such a good stuff for free. I did all PodCasts and now I'm loving watching these videos.

Sorry, I have some problems! I click on the "Task"under the video, but can't see the task, it's not available.

I think Ashley is going to travel to the top of Snowden by train so it's very probably she will arrive sooner than Stephen.

She is going to travel with railway. Also she will get to the top first.

Yes I checked the Getting started page .grammar section and used the online dictionary once. But I didn't search the site to find the answers because I couldn't find the site .I will be grateful to you if you can direct me to find the site Thank you.