There's more to London's art scene than just its world-famous galleries. Join Joe as he finds out about a new kind of gallery...

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Answer the comprehension question.

Exercise

Task 2

Answer the true/false questions about pop-up galleries.

Exercise

Task 3

Choose the best adjective to complete each sentence. Check the Transcript if you are not sure.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Hi Mona Moravej,

She means that it doesn't look like it is something which is new and has just been made or built, but rather like something older.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you, this part was easy for me.

Those pop-up art galleries are a good way for young artists to show their art. I think that it wouldn't be possible in France because of the administrative rules that are so strict and binding !

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Hi, when man 2 says " it's a good space to sort of go in". What does it mean "to sort" ? I understand the sentence, but not the meaning of "to sort". And is it a verb?
Thank you for your answer
Best wishes

Hi AnnaGJ,

'Sort of' here means the same as 'kind of'. It's not a verb, but a phrase which we use when we want to be a little vague. The way the man uses it here is not really typical, but that's his way of speaking. Other examples:

I sort of like that film, but it's very unusual.

The food is sort of tasty, I suppose.

He sort of told me about it, but it wasn't very clear.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I think there's a mistake in this sentence "You have a pay a small fee to get in.". It's in Task 2.

Hello Dima,

That sentence is perfectly fine. What part seems to be wrong to you?

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, Peter.
I just think there should be "to" after "have". If I'm wrong, would you mind explaining me why? Thank you in advance.

Hello Dima,

You're right! The first time I read your sentence, like Peter, I saw it as correct. But you're right: 'have to' is used to talk about obligation, not 'have', so the correct way to say this is 'You have a pay a small fee to get in.'

Thanks very much for taking the time to tell us about this mistake. I've just fixed it and within a few hours it should display correctly online.

Thanks again!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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