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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


I like visiting the mountains. Whenever I go to the mountain, I climb it. And even though I almost hate my life during the climbing, the view at the top of the mountain is worth all the struggle. I tend to associate life with climbing mountains: you want to get to the top of it, you start excited but the road becomes difficult and you want to give up, but after you've got to the top, the view is amazing.
The highest mountain I've ever got is Ceahlau mountain, in Romania, which is more than 1700 metres. It was really amazing.

Hi Team.
if somebody ask for a return ticket like Ashlie said " Can I have a return ticket? "
Does that mean Ashlie needs two tickets, one for going and one for returning?
I've confusion because if I translate into my language what Ashlie said "can I have a return ticket" It means that Ashlie only need one ticket, only for returning.
Would you like to explain, please?

Hello Nizam Balinese,

When you buy a 'return ticket', you pay for two trips: one going out and one returning. Whether or not you get one physical ticket that works for both trips or two separate tickets depends on the rail service. 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

These learning English videos are very lovely. They are really fun and easy to understand. Thanks!

I think Ashlie will be at top of the mountain first and that's why she must travel to top of mountain with a faster vehicle. Maybe İt could be rainway :)

Sorry, but I couldn't understand "it’s a shame about the view though." Could you please explain?

Hello jnshaikh,

You can find an explanation of 'it's a shame' in the dictonary entry for 'shame' and of 'view' in the second use (sight) of its entry. When Ashlie arrived, she could see a lot of the landscape ('view'), but by the time Stephen arrived, clouds had moved in and so there was no longer a very good view. She's saying it's too bad this happened.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Yes i like. I prefer walking i think

You are fantastic, thank you for providing such a good stuff for free. I did all PodCasts and now I'm loving watching these videos.

Sorry, I have some problems! I click on the "Task"under the video, but can't see the task, it's not available.