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York Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie drive north to York. Stephen surprises Ashlie with a Roman ring - and a museum she actually likes!

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

'I thought we could....' is a way of making a polite suggestion. 




Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hey people. Need to know how can I post my comments in
Public.i'm new here and still don't know how to use this site

hello im new here

Hello dear
I can,t see the videos. After clicking on " can,t see video? click here" I can,t see them . 

Hello Mahin!
Sorry to hear you're having problems. Usually, users in Iran can see the videos under "Can't see Video? Click here". To help me find out what the problem is, could you give me a bit more information?

  • Which web browser are you using? (Firefox, Internet Explorer...?)
  • What do you see where the videos should appear? Nothing, or is there a message?
  • Have you tried any other web pages with Can't see video...? For example, one of our How to... pages.
  • Do you still have the same problem if you use a different computer?

Let me know the answers, and we'll see if we can solve the problem!

Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

Really wish to visit York some day if possible, impressing place!!

    Dear all and the learn English team
Let me inform you that it's possible to watch some videos but most of them have problems in Iran.
If you try the other scenes you will find some videos such as YORK loading, of course after clicking on (you can't see the video,click here) so it seems,  it is not depends on the area or the country. please let me know if you have also the same experience.

Hello Arya!
I'm sorry to hear you're having problems - we do know our users in Iran have problems seeing some of our videos. In fact, the 'Can't see video...?' link is a new answer to the problem. We are trying this solution only on Word on the Street series 2, first. It's good news that it works for you, because we hope to make all of our videos available in the future using this system. Please be patient!

Best wishes
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Adding to the chorus, I get "xml config not found" where the tasks should be, for every audio/video (the audio and video themselves play perfectly--only the preparation and tasks sections are affected). This in Vietnam, on Firefox, Chrome and IE, Linux and Windows. ;)

Hello Henry,
Yes, we had some technical problems yesterday; not a good day! I think they're all fixed now, but thanks for checking different browsers and OSs for us.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Excuse me, I´ve got a doubt about the Task 1, in which you´re supposed to order the sentences according to the video. 
I think that it ´s first that Ashlie and Stephen enter a shop which sells old Roman things and later, when they ´re already in the shop Stephen decides to buy an old ring to Ashlie.  It ´s even a spontaneous decision because he said " I´ll take it" so it wasn´t planned.
However this is not correct according to the system. According to the system goes first that Stephen buys a present for Ash, without entering the shop in which he bought it
Thanks a lot for all your kind support.