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Northern Ireland Scene 2

Once they've dried off, Ashlie and Stephen explore a bit more of Northern Ireland's heritage and, like so many places in the UK, that means... ghosts!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Stephen says to Ashlie: "I had your room changed.
Stephen didn’t change Ash’s room himself, but he asked someone else (the hotel receptionist) to do it.
We use this structure (have + object + past participle) to talk about asking other people to do things for us.


Task 4


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


I don't believe in ghosts but they say ghosts live in haunted houses. And ghost stories are popular in my country.

Thank you

sorry for my previous comment, I made a mistake, I meant "are" between "you" and "big" of course:)

hello! Could you help me, please. Ashly sais: "Come on, you big baby!". Why isn't there "are" between "big" and "baby"? I though it must be there, isn't it? It may be easy question, but for me it's a bit confusing.

Hello evelina ljubina,

It is quite common to say 'you' followed by a noun when talking to someone. For example:

Help me, you lazy thing!

Go away, you idiot!

Slow down, you crazy man!

Come on, you big baby!

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Peter M, thank you very much! It's a really useful reply. Honestly, I've never heard about that. I love British Council it's profound:)

Thanks for everything.
British Council is a very useful Web site.
the question is:
can I say "I will host you" in the sense I want to give hospitality to it right?
that's " host sb"
in the Oxford dictionary 8th editition You read "host sth".

thank you again
Nicola Italy

Hello Nicola,

Yes, you can say that. It's fairly new usage but it is becoming more common and is correct.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank you Peter.

Thank you very much Peter for your comprehensive answer .

I think I've got what you said and learned still more about connecting words .

Thanks a lot ,

Best regards ,