A taste of Berlin

Join Sophia and her friend Natasha as they visit Berlin!


Watch the video and use the subtitles and the transcript to help you understand.


Sophia: Hi, guys! Welcome back to another video for the British Council’s LearnEnglish Teens website and their YouTube channel. Today I’m with my friend Natasha …

Natasha: Hi!

Sophia: … who was the one who actually gave me the recipe for those Oreo balls … yeah ... that I posted in another video, so check that out! But today we’re in Berlin and we’re here for a couple of days so we wanted to go exploring and bring you guys along with us. So if you want to see what there is to do in Berlin, then stick around! So, can you tell us what we’ve been up to?

Natasha: So this morning, or I guess it’s afternoon, we went to …

Sophia: Urban Spree.

Natasha: … Urban Spree, and that’s this art building that they’ve made to help keep the graffiti of this area alive and it was a very hipster place with lots of cool little booklets about graffiti, and there are all these shipping containers that they had transferred into restaurants and stuff. So it was kind of cool and there’s graffiti everywhere so that was really pretty and colourful. And now we’re on the east side of Berlin, (inaudible), next to the Spree, which I think is ‘river’ in German.

Sophia: And what’s your first impression of Berlin?

Natasha: I really like it! It’s very hipster, but it’s like it’s (inaudible) very cute and I feel very safe and, I don’t know, I really appreciate it. And, like, all the artwork is really cool too.

Sophia: We have to try the food. We haven’t tried the food yet.

Natasha: Yeah, we’ve been walking by so many restaurants and they all look pretty good and not too many of them are really expensive.

Sophia: Hi! It’s day two in Berlin and we’re outside the Brandenburg Gate. We’re waiting for a free walking tour and we’re going to see more of central Berlin. So, of course, we’re going to take you along with us.

Natasha: Hey, Sophia! What have we been doing today?

Sophia: So, this morning we joined a Sandemans free walking tour, which was really interesting. We were brought around to the different monuments and memorials in Berlin and we got to know a bit more about the history. So I would recommend, if any of you are coming to Berlin, to check that out. It could be interesting. But right now we’re just chilling in the park because the sun is shining. It’s a beautiful day. There’s a lot of greenery here, which is nice. So, yeah. I think this is the end of our travel video. I hope you enjoyed following us around Berlin and if you’ve been to Berlin, please comment below. Let us know where your favourite spots were or what you’d recommend to other people, and I hope you have a nice day! So that’s goodbye from me and also Natasha!

Natasha: Bye!

Sophia: We’re going to enjoy the sun. See you guys later. Bye!


What's your impression of Berlin after watching the video? Have you ever been there? Would you like to visit Berlin?

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Submitted by hermione123 on Mon, 07/05/2021 - 13:21

No, i haven't :( But my dad lived there for several months. He says it's clean there. And he loved visiting museums in Berlin.
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Submitted by Kostantinus on Mon, 03/29/2021 - 08:10

I've never been to Berlin, but I have been to Germany and I can tell you I like that country. It's very clean outside. Everything is organized very well there, because of kind of thinking of Germans. I really appreciate that. I believe, it would be interesting to live there for a while and who knows, maybe I would like to settle down there.
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