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Snowdon Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie arrive at the hotel in Snowdonia, but they don't have the same idea about how to relax!

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.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

What did you learn about Snowdonia?

Choose the best answer to these questions.

Exercise

Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the statements about Stephen and Ashlie and decide if they are true or false.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello jang hyuk,

We make audio files available for download on our audio-only pages but I'm afraid we cannot do this for our video pages for both technical and legal reasons. These videos are produced in partnership with other organisations such as the BBC and so there are limitations regarding copyright.

I'm glad you find the series helpful!

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Learning Team

Seek your advise
1:The meaning of " I'm going to go changed"? Why dont we say "..... go change"?
2: The meaning of " make it to the top"? Why dont we say " ride to the top".

Thanks
Best regards

Hello Trinh Phuong Anh,

The sentence is actually a little different, as you can see if you check the transcript. The exact sentence is 'I’m going to go get changed'. We use 'get' with a past participle in certain expressions: 'get changed', 'get dressed', 'get checked', 'get fired' and so on. Many of these have a passive meaning but not all. They are best learned as semi-fixed expressions.

The phrase 'make it to the top' means 'succeed in getting to the top'. It doesn't tell us how the person gets there (walking, riding etc), but it does tell us that it was not easy and that doing it was an achievement.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter,

Many thanks for your detailed explaination.

Best regards
Phuong Anh

Does a couple of days mean two days or more?

Hello frog21sk,

Yes, that is correct. 'A couple of days' usually means 'a few days' rather than being strictly two days. It may be two, three, four or so, but would not normally be more than that, I would say.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I am a nature loving person since my childhood and I often go to hilly areas after school hours(as I am a teacher by profession)there used to be remain for hours climbing the hills as well as doing lot of exercises,gradually along with passage of time i used to ponder upon how did these big mountains and hills come into existence millions years ago,subsequently,i started my research and one day i saw an object at some distance which was glittering so necessarily I went near and picked it and brought to my home,in fact, it was a peace of stone in a quite circular formation.however,i compare it with other resembling fossils found on web pages,consequently this discovery enhanced my enthusiasm and i expanded my research area.you would be surprised to know that at present I've more than 500 fossils which categorically reveal significant evolution processes of the planet earth as well as the evolution processes of the primitive animals.
In shot, nature is man's best companion ,as it doesn't betray you where as all living things can do. I would like to say that infants ,small children and truthful people are also part of nature because all objects fall under definition of nature which are harmless to humanity,just like nature itself.

certainly, excursions like these are healthy activities which obviously are necessary to keep us mentally,spiritually,physically and socially active.

I love those places.. natural views.

My favourite outdoor activities are trekking and hiking. In India, we have thousands of forts and temples situated on hills, amidst the nature. So, me and my friends often enjoy climbing the hills nearby.

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