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Transport and Travel Scene 2

Ashlie, Stephen and Jazz take a trip on the London Eye to enjoy the views of London.

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Task 1

Comprehension Task

Read the questions and select the right answers.




Language level

Intermediate: B1


Could you please explain the meaning of the sentence "there's a lot less traffic on the river". Here, less means little, doesn't it? tks a lot.

Hello smallduck183!
You're kind of right. But actually, in context, this is a comparison. Although he doesn't say it, what Stephen means is
There is a lot less traffic on the river than there is on the roads.
That is, there are fewer boats on the river than cars on the road.
Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

i want to meet with ashlie and visiting london

Loan Nguyen - it means lots of different things

Hello there!
I can't understand the meaning of "loads" in Ashlie's sentence: "Oh, and the weather’s so good, we’ll be able to see loads.". Could anybody help me please?
Thanks for your concerning!

Hello Loan, and welcome to LearnEnglish!
In answer to your question, as MariaMilano says below, loads is an informal way of saying a lot. You can see this if you check loads (noun) in our Cambridge Online Dictionary box, as well as if you have a look at the Oxford dictionary. Hope that helps!
Best wishes,
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Loan Nguyen!
You've asked so interesting question for me too! Thanks a lot!
There's what I've found in my Oxford Dictionary:
loads (of sth) - informal - a lot of sth. For example, there are loads of things to do in London in the evenings.
I think the phrase "we'll be able to see loads" has the same meaning - a lot of...
I hope it will help.
Have a nice day!

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You say that "I've been twice to Rome this year" is unfinished action. There is something I don't understand here. Because he's been there twice so it's over isn't it? Couldn't we say " I went to Rome twice this year" too? In that case, what would the difference be?
Thanks for your help!