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.
Before you watch
Think about the following questions:
- What kind of outdoor activities and sports do you like doing?
- What kind of sports do you think Ashlie and Stephen enjoy?
Now watch Stephen and Ashlie during their trip to North Wales.
Stephen: Right, I think we’ve got everything.
Ashlie: Here, let me help you with that.
Stephen: No, it’s OK, I’ve got it.
Ashlie: We’re here in the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales. We’re here for a short relaxing break. We’re going to put our feet up and have a complete rest for a couple of days. That’s right, isn’t it Stephen?
Stephen: Speak for yourself, Ash. Snowdonia is a great place for outdoor activities. You can go climbing, cycling, walking... I can’t wait to get out onto the mountains and get some fresh air. Come on Ash. Let’s check in.
Receptionist: Hi - Can I help you?
Ashlie: Hi, yes. We have a reservation for two nights.
Receptionist: OK, what’s the name, please?
Receptionist: Walker. Is that Stephen and Ashlie?
Receptionist: Two rooms for two nights?
Receptionist: Can I just get you to fill this in, please?
Stephen: Hey Ash, have you seen all these leaflets? There’s loads of stuff to do here. I’m going to hire a bike and ride to the top of the mountain. Do you want to come?
Ashlie: What, now? You’re joking, aren’t you?
Stephen: Yeah – take these, can I have my room key, please? Thank you. I’m going to go get changed. I’ll meet you back here in twenty minutes.
Ashlie: OK, so I think I'll have the manicure, the pedicure...
Ashlie: Oh, and I’ll have that Indian head massage, too. And can you just tell me, what’s the hot stones massage?
Assistant: Well, we use volcanic rock. You know, stones from a volcano; we heat them up and then we massage them over your body. It’s really relaxing.
Ashlie: Yeah, that sounds nice. Maybe I’ll have that, too. Oh, and I see you do treatments for men?
Assistant: Yeah, we do a lot of treatments for men.
Ashlie: Stephen doesn't know what he's missing.
Ashlie: Look at you!
Stephen: It’s great, isn’t it? I’m all set to go. What are you going to do while I’m racing to the top of the mountain?
Ashlie: Well, I thought I might try this… It looks really relaxing and much better than cycling to the top of some old mountain.
Stephen: Yeah, it looks like hard work.
Ashlie: Go on you, get going. Have a good time – and call me later.
Ashlie: This is just so relaxing.
Stephen: Hi, Ashlie.
Ashlie: Hi, Stephen. How are you doing?
Stephen: I’m... exhausted. I can hardly speak.
Ashlie: Me too. This is lovely. I’m so relaxed.
Stephen: Ah, this is really tough. I’ve got a long way to go but I'm going to make it to the top.
Ashlie: OK, then – well you just take it easy.
Stephen: Yeah, alright.
Ashlie: OK, see you later.
Stephen: OK, bye!
Ashlie: Snowden Mountain Railway. I think he’ll see me sooner than he thinks!
What did you learn about Snowdonia?
Choose the best answer to these questions.
Comprehension Task 2
Read the statements about Stephen and Ashlie and decide if they are true or false.