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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


Hello Vartica,

We say 'it's a shame' when we are disappointed about something. In this case, Ashlie is disappointed that the view is obscured by the clouds.

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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Team. Please help me with these :
Ashlie : ........ now, I must take some photos.
Can I switch MUST with HAVE TO here?
What is difference between MUST and HAVE TO?
Ashlie : ....... He'll HAVE a cheese sandwich and a coffee, please.
Can I switch HAVE with HAS here?
Thank you.

Hi Nizam Balinese,

Both must and have to can be used in this context.

Must and have to have similar meanings. Both are used to express obligation, but when the obligation is our own (our choice) then we tend to use must. When the obligation is from elsewhere (a rule, a law, someone in authority) then we tend to use have to. This is not a fixed difference however, but rather a tendency. You can read more about this on this page.

After modal verbs, such as will, we use the base form (the infinitive without 'to'). Therefore has is not possible in place of have.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Yes Peter, thank you very much. :)

I suppose Ash will take the train to go there and will arrive first even if she left later from her hotel.

Hi everyone. I don't understand this sentence. Could anyone help me to explain this to me.
"it’s a shame about the view though"

Hi idetoshi,

The sentence means that the view is not good. We use this kind of sentence when most things are good and one thing spoils the rest. For example:

I quite liked the meal. The chicken was great and the rice was perfectly cooked. It's a shame about the sauce, though - that was terrible!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Peter,
I guess Ash try to tell that the place is wonderful but the foggy weather spoils the view. Am I right?

Hello MehmetCanYigit,

I think you probably are, yes!


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The LearnEnglish Team

I have a really good memories of my chilhood ´cos I had climbed litle mountains. We (my familiy and I) went there and we had picniks was so lovely.