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?





why Ashlie used Future tense in this sentence (I’ll have a soup and a hot chocolate and he’ll have a cheese sandwich and a coffee, please ) she order now so say (I have a soup ) , could you explain it please

Hello Nermeen Eletriby,

We use 'will' when we are making a spontaneous decision, such as when we are ordering something in a restaurant.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,
Can we also use the word "want" while we order something in a restaurant. For example;

I want to have a soup and a hot chocolate.

I think it's better to add some more tasks with more difficulty.

Hello uday27,

You can find higher-level content by going to our Find out your English level page and using the table under Step 2. Under 'Level', select C1 and you'll find a list of pages at an advanced level.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

when i see the transcript this santence i couldn't understand what ashlie meaning (( it’s a shame about the view though )) did she meam it's amazing because no houses or towers or bridge etc.
and because fresh air this place is empty ????

Hello Hadi,

I'd suggest you look up 'shame' and 'view' in the dictionary – note there is a handy search box on the right side of this page. Ashlie is commenting on how she's disappointed about the fact that they can't see very far ('the view') because of the clouds.

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The LearnEnglish Team

I never see steam train. I want go to Snowdon.

In Brazil, we have some touristic steam trains, too. I recommend Curitiba, for the Serra do Mar view and Guararema, near Sao Paulo, for the gorgeous english steam train.

In Mexico we have some steam trains, but they are used to transport building materials, gasoline and oil.