Hospital Scene 1

Stephen tries out his skateboard at a skate park. What could possibly go wrong?

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Think about the following questions:

  • Have you ever hurt yourself cycling or skateboarding?
  • How do you know when you need to get medical attention?

Watch Stephen get back on his skateboard as Ashlie and Poppy look on.


Stephen: Wow, I haven’t done this for years. This is a great place to skate.

Ashlie: Stephen’s come skateboarding, and me and Poppy have come along to watch. Off you go then.


Stephen: Hey, Ashlie, watch this!

Ashlie:  Be careful, Stephen. That looks dangerous!

Hello? Oh, hiya, Pete. How are you? Yeah, I’m good. I’m just at the skate park... What are you up to?

Poppy! Stephen, watch out!

Pete, I have to go. Stephen’s fallen over. I think he’s hurt himself.

Stephen: Argh. My ankle.

Ashlie: Are you OK?

Stephen: Argh, my ankle. Is Poppy OK?

Ashlie: Yeah, she’s fine. Oh, I’m so sorry, Stephen. Where does it hurt? Is it really bad?

Stephen: Just here. It really hurts.

Ashlie: Do you think you can walk?

Stephen: Ow!

Ashlie: Come on. Let me help you up. Let’s get you home.

Stephen: Do you think I need to go to hospital? In an ambulance?

Ashlie: Be a brave boy, Stephen.

Stephen: All right, I’ll be OK. Give me a hand, would you?


Stephen: Ashlie! Ash! Ashlie! Can you pass me some more ice, please?

Stephen: It’s still very painful, you know.

Ashlie: Here you go.

Stephen: Thanks, Ash. Ooh. Actually, Ashlie, that’s a bit cold.

Ashlie: Well, it is ice, Stephen.

Stephen:  Ah, well maybe a cup of tea will make me feel better. Do you think you could get me a cup of tea, please, Ashlie?

Ashlie: Oh, come on, Stephen!

Stephen: It still really hurts.

Ashlie: OK, then.

Here you go.

Stephen: Oh, Ash, you’re very kind. Would you mind getting me a chocolate biscuit?

Ashlie: Stephen! I am not here to run around for you like a servant.

Stephen: Well, it’s kind of your fault I hurt my ankle. Do you think it might be broken?

Ashlie: Why is it my fault?

Stephen: Well, if you hadn’t let go of Poppy, I wouldn’t have hurt myself.

Ashlie: Stephen, that is so unfair.

Stephen: Oh, come on, Ash. Just one biscuit. They’re in the kitchen.

Ashlie: Oh, OK then. But if your ankle isn’t better by the morning, I’m taking you to hospital.

Stephen: Aaagh. My elbow. I think it’s broken. Ashlie!

Ashlie: Right, that’s it. I’m taking you to hospital. Come on.

Stephen: In an ambulance?

Ashlie: No, Stephen. Not in an ambulance.


Language level

Intermediate: B1

Submitted by fidaasiddig on Mon, 14/10/2019 - 21:56

Hello let go of Poppy , why the of her could we say just let Poppy go

Submitted by Kirk on Tue, 15/10/2019 - 06:20

In reply to by fidaasiddig


Hello fidaasiddig

'let Poppy go' would mean that Ashlie allowed Poppy leave the place they are in, whereas 'let go of Poppy' means to stop holding Poppy. What Ashlie did was let go of Poppy.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Peter M. on Mon, 21/10/2019 - 06:57

In reply to by fidaasiddig


Hello fidaasiddig,

Both forms are correct. The form with 'of' is generally used only when something is being physically held, while the other form can be used in any context.



The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Yulia4 on Sat, 27/01/2018 - 14:49

Hello my friends! I think this text and video are very funny! I learned many words, verbs and expressions. I know, present perfect is difficult, but i try to understand it. Thank you very much for your lessons! Good luck !

Submitted by jasibu on Fri, 27/10/2017 - 04:25

“Stephen’s come skateboarding”why is it so

Hello jasibu,

We often use 'go' and 'come' plus an -ing form (e.g. 'skateboarding') in informal speaking. It generally means 'go/come to do skateboarding (or whatever the -ing form is).

In this case, it's a present perfect form ('Stephen has come') plus the -ing form, since Ashlie is describing an action that started in the past and continues in the present.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by piotr_ on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:11

"Task 1 Check your understanding 1 Put the events in the order the happen in the video". "The happen in the video"? Is it a correct sentence or a typo? Shouldn't the proper one be "Put the events in the order they happen in the video". "The events... happen", so "they". Or am I wrong?

Submitted by Peter M. on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 05:47

In reply to by piotr_


Hello piotr_,

You are quite right - well spotted!

We try very hard to ensure that our material is error-free but some inevitably slip through and then we rely on our users to spot them. Thank you for flagging this up for us.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by nganpham1096 on Sun, 06/08/2017 - 17:22

Hello team. I donn't know "What are you up to?" meaning. Can you help me? Thank you very much.

Hello nganpham1096,

This is an informal way of saying 'What are you doing?'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Helan gian on Tue, 25/07/2017 - 15:00

Hi. Team I want to participate at your courses face to face on line. But my country's name isn't in your countries list. Iam from Kurdistan/lraq

Submitted by Kirk on Wed, 26/07/2017 - 02:22

In reply to by Helan gian


Hello Helan gian,

I'm sorry that you're not able to find a face-to-face British Council class in Kurdistan/Iraq -- we are located in many countries around the world, but there are some places that we do not have a centre.

We offer some free online classes at FutureLearn that perhaps might be of interest to you. You're also welcome to use all of LearnEnglish for free. If there's any other way we can help you, please do ask us.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Helan gian on Sun, 23/07/2017 - 07:08

Hi. Dear teachers I always have problms with present perfect. I dont know when l must use it. I mix it with present simple. Can I find my answer in your site? Thank you. I hope you understand me. My english language isn't good.

Hi Helan gian,

The present perfect can be quite tricky for learners so you are certainly not the only person to struggle with this. We have quite a few resources on this area:

this is our main page on the present perfect

this page deals with the perfective aspect

this page also deals with the present perfect

this page looks at the present perfect simple and continuous


I hope those links are useful.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by semiha on Sun, 09/07/2017 - 13:27

when people was be patient that they conduct like them stephen. case that be annoying. please are there any this senrences mistake?

Hello semiha,

I'm afraid we don't correct users' written texts. If you have a specific question about a specific part of one sentence, we're happy to help you, though.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Nizam Balinese on Sun, 09/04/2017 - 05:35

Hi, Team. Ashlie : Stephen's come skateboarding, and me and poppy have come along to watch. =============== In this case, could I change "Stephen's come skateboarding" to : 1. Stephen's come playing skateboard. 2. Stephen's come to play skateboard. Would you like to explain, please? Thank you very much.

Submitted by Peter M. on Sun, 09/04/2017 - 08:33

In reply to by Nizam Balinese


Hi Nizam Balinese,

We do not use 'play' before skateboard so none of those sentences are correct. You can say 'go skateboarding' or 'come skateboarding'.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by And89_2017 on Sun, 26/03/2017 - 21:51

Transcription is not available here.

Hello And89_2017,

The transcript is available on the page as far as I can see. You simply need to click on the word 'Transcript' below Task 4. Please let us know if this is not working for you.


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The LearnEnglish Team

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