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Loch Ness Scene 1

Ashlie and Stephen are in Scotland, visiting Loch Ness. Stephen wants to see the monster, but Ashlie doesn't believe it exists.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Is that the Loch Ness monster moving when Ashlie is talking in the video clip from 0:20 to 0:40 or is ti just sth. Please reply me back

Oh, Yeah! I've just known after I've seen your comment. It likes um.... it supposes to be a Loch Ness monster. I also think like that. But I don't believe that there is the Loch Ness monster in real life. What do u think, friend?

Well, I think it's real and If I got to Scotland, I'll try to find it. Also, sorry for tthe delayed answer.

Hello Aye Chan Moe,

Yes, it is supposed to be the Loch Ness monster, but actually it's just a special effect that is supposed to be funny, since of course Stephen and Ashlie don't realise it's there.

Good job spotting it!

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

tour of the Highlands.why it's of not in the Highlands for example

Hi the team,

I don't understand the word "brand" in the sentence "they're brand news".
Thanks a lot for your job.
Best regards,
PS : Isn't Nessie behind Ash and Steven at 0.20' ?

Hello Stéphane
When Stephen says his boots are 'brand new', he means the boots are not only new, but that it's the first time he has worn them. If he wore them the next day, he could say they are 'new' but he'd probably not call them 'brand new'. See for more examples.
I think you're right about Nessie! ;-)
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi teacher ,
what is the meaning of "a proper look" and"Sort of"

Hi BigSam,

'take a look' means 'look'. 'proper' means correct or careful. 'sort of' means something like 'in some way' here -- it's not completely clear what Stephen means here.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Wait..Do you guys see something moving when Ashlie is talking?