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?





In INDIA we have a steam train in DARJILING

This video was super, thanks.

could you please explain what does(, it’s a shame about the view though.)mean ?
i cannot really understand it
thank you

Hello taya89,

This sentence means 'it's a pity the view is not so good'. The reason, of course, is that the fog is so thick they cannot see the view.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much


Hi. please reply my question. I am going to take IELTS in mid of October. Approximately 1 month later. What is the best practice during this time?

Hi souri,

I recommend you visit the British Council's site for IELTS candidates, TakeIELTS. You can find sample tasks, mock exam papers, tips and advice and more there.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I once hiked up a mountain while the steam train went by, in Germany.

In my suburd in Hamburg, I road mountain bike, on the highest mountain.

Hello Sir(s),

Whenever i want to write something, word don't comes to my mind, however i can read English and can understand it. I don't have good command on grammar. What should i do? I want to write but could not help it.