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Snowdon Scene 2

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?



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Thinboy268

Stuck, is the past participle of the verb ​stick. To stick something means to fix something in its place, usually with glue. You can stick a stamp on a postcard, or if something breaks off, you can stick it back on with super glue. To be stuck means that you can't move. If you walk into deep mud, you risk getting your foot stuck. 

In the video, Ashlie asks the waiter if he ever gets stuck on the mountain - she asks if the weather is ever so bad that he can't go down the mountain - he can't move from the cafe.

Another common use of the  word stuck is when you are doing a crossword or another type of puzzle and you can't work out the answer.

e.g. I'm stuck on 11 across... What's a five letter word for...

I hope this helps. If you get stuck on anything else, please let us know.


The LearnEnglish Team


thank Jack very much! your explanation was very clear and helpful to me. I will remember it and won't get stuck on this phrase anymore :)

dear Adam
in some part of videos the sound of music is too high and it makes recognition of pronunciation more difficult for novice like me, doesn't it? of course i know you did it in order to make it more natural but i have to say my suggestion too!
another problem : in my or some other user comments you can see some mistakes, would you please correct them when you reply ? in this way a practical part will add to your amazing site (for example I don't know whether the last sentence of my own comment is right or not). i heard English people are  astringent about dictation and grammar .
best regards

Hi I am new member
Adam could I ask you a favor
i need  practice test for the IELTS test
thank you    

what is mean of " Hi there "

Hello Prabhakar,
It's just another way of saying 'hello'. Like 'hi', it's quite informal.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglsih Team


Ashlie asks Stephen ,"What are you having?" and Stephen answers " I'll have...".

I wonder why he answerss with the future tense  if the question is in the continuous form.

Thank you



Hi Lilit,
Good question! Even though Ashlie uses the continuous form, she is really talking about the future.
In English we can use many different tenses to talk about the future and the present continuous, oddly enough, is one of them.
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. why Ash says "You know, it’s a shame about the view though"?