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Christmas Scene 1 Language Focus

Even Rob's getting into the Christmas spirit, with some special presents for Stephen and some special Christmas words for viewers.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2



I am having a lot of trouble with activity 2.

Can you help me?

Hello luan1239

We can use 'as' + adjective + 'as' to say that two things are the same. For example, in the first sentence 'My hands are as cold as ice' means the same as the original sentence.

Similarly, we can use 'not as' + adjective + 'as' to say that one thing is less than another. For example, in the second sentence, 'My new shoes are not as comfortable as my old ones' means the same as the original sentence.

Does that help?

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Could you explain it, please?
1:10 ...under the tree we put (puts) a Christmas presents.
1:24 He puts the presents in a Christmas stockings.

Hello livikiwi,

At 1:10 Rob says 'we put a Christmas present' and the text, as you rightly point out, says 'Christmas presents'. We appreciate you pointing this out to us, but I'm afraid we're not able to fix that at this point.

You're also right about 1:24 and that is an error. Really he should have said 'a Christmas stocking'. I'm not sure what happened there, and I wish I could fix it as well. In any case, it's great that you've caught these errors!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team