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!

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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.

Exercise

Task 4

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hello,

In the transcript, Stephen says this, "Come on – let’s go see if we can find a ghost." May I know why it's not "...let's go and see...", where there's the word "and" there? Thank you. : )

Hello pocoyo,

You are very observant! Great work! Sometimes and is dropped after the verbs go and come when they are used like this, which results in sentences like the one your ask about here. What Stephen says means exactly the same thing as "let's go and see".

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Kirk,

Thank you very much! : )

Dear Sir,
I'm confused the meaning of this phrase "in this haunted hotel" in the following sentence.
Stephen: Me too. But I’ve found all the ghost stories a bit scary. I feel a bit nervous about spending the night in this haunted hotel, don’t you?
Please, explain me sir. I think haunted hotel means the hotel in which the ghosts are living. Am I right?
Sincerely,
KO KO

Hello Ko Ko,

That's correct. haunted here has the second meaning in the Cambridge Dictionary (on the right).

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there,

anybody can help me about this sentence :
"all talk about the ghosts HAS GOT ME THINKING the hotel is haunted"
what kind of grammar is that phrase in upper-case?
Thanks so much

Hi saeedahwaz,

It means 'has made me think' or 'has given me some ideas'.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi Rinling I've always wanted to visit transilvania. Do you know if there are some good camping there?

Hi SIr, I can not understand this sentence in which present exactly (we have been surfing today).

Hello ph_saeed!
 
This is an example of the present perfect continuous. If you click on the link, you can see some information about this tense. It is made using have + been + v-ing. We often use present perfect continuous for things we stopped doing recently, a short time ago. This is what Steven means – the surfing was earlier that day, not very long ago. 
 
Hope that helps!
 
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

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