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.

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Task 2

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

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Task 3

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

You're welcome! And thank you and your team for responsiveness!

Thank you for explaining us what pop-up art gallery is.

I usually go to art galleries to see art. I think, artists like a smaller place to show their art because it is more effective.

I usually go to museums.
You can buy an art from bazaars in Turkey.
Because they are quieter and more peaceful than big cities.

Generally, I go to the museums and art galleries and exhibitions.I think showing art in a small place is more interesting and attractive for the people who come to see art.

What does mean "times are tough"?

Hello KatieSunshine,

'Times are tough' means 'times are difficult'. In other words, life is not easy for some reason (economic, personal etc.).

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

thank you!

Hi dear Team.
Woman 2 : it doesn't look like it's just been put up.
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" it's just been put up "
It is passive voice, isn't it?
It's here is an abbreviated form of it is, isn't it?
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What about this one?
" It's been a great way to bring more art to more people and no doubt another one will be popping up soon"
What is abbreviation of it's here? It has or It is?
Would you like to explain, please?
Thank you.

Hello Nizam,

In the first sentence, yes, that is the passive voice. 'it's' is a contracted form of 'it has' – the complete verb is 'it has been put up'.

In the second sentence, it is the active voice. 'it's' is also a contracted form of 'it has', but the complete verb 'it has been' doesn't have a past participle, which shows us that it is the active voice, not the passive.

If you want to see more on this, see our active and passive voice page.

Does that make sense?

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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