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York Scene 2

Stephen and Ashlie get their hands dirty at an archaeological dig.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


What a mess! Ashley lost her ring and archaeologists found it. It might be interesting to know if they gave her the ring.

In my opinion, the archeologist is not a good work. You have to dig every time for hours and hours just to find, sometimes, something not useful! Obviously, people decide to choose this job because it's really thrilling and because you could be the first to find a historical or archaeological find.

Dear Sir,

I have a couple of questions about the following two test. Would you please tell me if I am right.

Choose the correct sentence in Passive Voice.
A) Walls may be either covered with wall-paper or only plaster.
C) Walls may be either covered with wall-paper or only plastered.

In my opinion there two correct variants in this test. Because the word 'plaster' can be a noun and a verb.

2. Choose the correct word;
Which month is ... in our country May or July?
A) coldest
B) hotter
C) the hottest

I think again two answers - B) and C) are correct. But maybe B) hotter is the best. Because I think to have the C) 'hottest' as the correct answer there must be a comma after the word 'country'.
So it must be:
Which month is hotter in our country May or July? or
Which month is the hottest in our country, May or July?

Thank you for your time.

Hello Must,

What you say makes sense to me, but I'm afraid we don't provide answers for tests. It'd really be best for you to discuss these matters with your teacher.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

The Archaeologist is the person who digs tombs,decadent cities etc, finds and takes out historical, valuable things like old coins, pots, jewelleries, staffs of royals or community. I think it's very exciting, enjoyable job and I would like to do this job.

Archaeologists are the people who dig and find historical things. I think this is interesting
They find historical things like plate,sword,arrow etc.
Yes, I have lost my mobile phone but I found it three hours later.

Archaeogist is an interesting job. But there isn't work for them in Turkey. They find fossils and objects.

You must have learnt English every day.

I have a question about the answer of the fourth of Task 3. The answer is 'It must have taken you all day'. Does this mean that 'I spent all day to clean the whole house'?

Hello Haruyo,

Yes, that's right. The idea is that the only way the house could be as clean as it is was if someone spent the whole day cleaning it.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team