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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


Ladies and gentlemen!
First, I'm really grateful for making these stuff available for public. I really appreciate. But I need your advice as you're experts.
I can't recognize the way of Stephen's accent at 00:15. In general, I find it difficult to understand what Brits and Americans say when they talk quickly and slip some letters strangely. How can I adapt with that?
I'm afraid it's bad question!
thanks anyway

excuse me, "wellies"??? what that?
thanks a lot guys!!!

Hi Elgun,

wellie is in our dictionary - it will refer you to the entry for wellington, which is often abbreviated to wellie or welly, which becomes wellies in the plural. As you'll see, Stephen is talking about the kind of clothing you should wear if you're going to work on an archaeological dig.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you peter M

I have a question, In the transcription Ash ask for some things in the showcase and she use "These", the shopkeeper answer (Those are Romans). why Ash use "These" and the Showkeeper use "Those" if the things are in the same place ??? 
Ashlie: Excuse me. Are these real?
Shopkeeper: They are. Those are Roman.
Thaks a lot 

Hello Jordi,

'These' and 'those' are very much context-dependent in their use.  If I am holding something in my hands then I will tend to say 'these'; if I am looking at someone else holding them then I will say 'those'.  We also often use them in contast to one another, so if something points to something and says 'this' or 'these' then another person, even if they are close by, will often use 'that' or 'those'.  In the video, Ashlie is pointing to something in the glass cabinet; she is close to it and the fact she is pointing makes it similar to the example I gave above of holding something.  The shop owner follows the convention, in a similar way to the example of holding above, of matching Ashlie's 'these' with a reply of 'those'.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

hello ım demet ı can be aflight attendant at airlines firstly want to see york

York....I was there month ago...lovely city....

hi l am a new in this site

It's really exciting to travel to York with your help