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York Scene 2

Stephen and Ashlie get their hands dirty at an archaeological dig.

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Dear Sir,
I'd like to ask a question. On Task-3, I can't pronounce this Eliza and Damien. And I can't look it up in the dictionary. Do you mind if I ask you to write Eliza and Damien in phonetic symbol?

Hello Ko Ko,

Eliza is usually pronounced either /əlɑɪˈzə/ or /ilɑɪˈzə/ and Damien /deɪˈmijən/.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

it was good, it can improve our english skill, thank you

I liked the music very much, where can i get it ?!

Hello Memas,
I'm glad to hear you like it. I'm afraid that, as far as I know, the music came from a special library for TV shows, which is not available to the public. Sorry!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team


Ha ha, funny story!
Ashlie is trying to find some treasure by digging and she lost her ring which Stephen bought for her when the first say they came York
2 guys found it and they very happy, may be they thought it could be ancient ring
I wondered what will be going to happen?

archeologist are those engaged in searching fossil. I believe that the job of archeologist is interesting because the continuously digging on things which we might not think about as ordinary people like a simple comb, cup plate, dress, rings or even bigger item such as bed, chairs, cabinet and so on. Their job have a great effect on our history, they inform us about what had transpired ages ago. Their findings are usually found in museum where everyone could see them and it is always educational. I am lucky that I have not lost anything valuable yet al though I had lost a money before.

An archaeologist is a person who is looking for ancient things and then explore them. I have never lost anything expensive and I always arrange my things.
With respect,
Tanya Klimova