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Snowdon Scene 2

Ashlie surprises Stephen by beating him to the top of the mountain.

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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 The LearnEnglish Team
Please explain to me the following sentence:
Stephen: Come on Ash, jump on. I'll give you a lift! You on?
what does "i'll give you a lift! You on?" means?

Hello Tuấn31195,

You can find 'jump on' and 'lift' in the Cambridge Dictionary (follow the links). 'You on?' is an abbreviated form of '(Are) you on?' Stephen is offering to take Ashlie down the mountain on his bike!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Good evening.
We could have a long long chat about mountains,they are my favorite.I like to visit them during the winter when the snow cover all the land and you can play with snowballs and can enjoy all the sports game during this season,my favorite one is the sleigh.
But I like as well in the summer when you can go hiking in the time when in the city's very hot and you can go to the mountain just to take some fresh air and relax.
in my country we we have a lot of mountains most of them they are really known in Europe I think the highest top of the mountain in my country is named OMU.
This name comes from a big stone, on the top there is a big rock that has a shape that looks really like a face of a human, and OMU in my language means person.
Usually I'm going to the mountain using a car or train but most of the time I prefer the train but the train is not like here, it didn't go up to the top. Same of the mountains have cable car which is really really good but most of the time if you want to get to the top of the mountain you have to go hiking and go walk you can go cycling because he's very steep.

Hello The English Team,
Why does Ashlie say "It’s a shame about the view though" whereas in the previous sentence she said "What an amazing place"? Were there anything wrong with the view? These two sentences are quite confusing to me.
Thank you so much.

Hello Abby Nguyen,

Ashlie makes the comment because there is no view because of the mist which is obscuring it.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Excuse me. I don't understand the meaning of Stephen in this phrase '' You’re on the top of a mountain! It isn't some kind of High Street, you know.''. He wants to unfair, doesn't he ????

Hello Tuan Hung,

Ashlie suggests that they get a coffee and Stephen does not think that this is very realistic, so he is being a little bit sarcastic in his reply, pointing out that it's not so easy to get a coffee on a mountain. Of course, he is wrong and Ashlie is right, because there is a cafe!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks Peter M, I got it

The train driver said i've done so for about 29 years now..can he say in this way-'I,ve been doing this for 29 years' and in another case can he say 'if were you i would have worn something warmer'

what did ashlie mean by 'it's a shame about the view though'?