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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



Ashlie says that because the view is bad that day. She means that it's bad luck that they can't see anything. If you enter 'shame' in the 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online' box on the right-hand side of the page, then you can see different ways that this word is used.

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It goes without saying that I had lots of fun with the video.

When Aslie Said " I 've missed the last train " this is the present perfect ?

Hello manal2011
Yes you are right, this is the present perfect. It is used here to talk about something that happened in the past (Ashlie missed the train) and is still important now (because it means that Stephen offers to give her a lift on his bike).
By the way, you can review the present perfect in our grammar section - there's an explanation and an exercise you can do. If you have any questions after reading that page, just let us know in the comments section.
I hope this helps
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Morning sir
I am delfi from sibolga, north sumatera, Indonesia. your web is really useful 4 me n my students, especially word on the street having clip and tasks.  Can I use them for my teaching material at my classroom, so  it makes atmosphere more colorful. What do you say?

Hi Delfi

It's great that you like the materials. We would be delighted for you to use the Word on the Street videos with your class. If you do, it would be wonderful to hear what they think about Ashlie, Stephen, Rob, Carmen and Nick.


Jack Radford

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 Hi, How can I use this website?

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In this scene I found two phrases of which I don't get the real meaning:
1) it's a shame about the view though (particularly shame about and though in that position);
2) do you every get stuck up here? (particularly every in that position).
If you could be very patient, I would have other two expressions to ask you:
1) smooth running (read in The Guardian: perhaps, to go on without problems or ostacles?);
2) to get a wriggle on (read in The Archers!)
Thank you very very much and best wishes.

Hello Sergio,
You can find the meaning of most of these words by entering them in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online box on the right side of the page.
If we say it's a shame about something, we mean that it's an unlucky situation and 'though' is there to contrast with the previous sentence. 'Every' was an error in the transcript, which I've corrected. It now says 'ever'.
'Smooth running' can mean that a procedure went ahead without problems, but it can have other meanings too. It's not possible to know what the meaning is without seeing the whole sentence. 'Get a wriggle on' means something similar to 'hurry up', but it's not very common in my experience.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team