At an art market, Ash and Stephen find themselves in an argument about who is the better artist. They decide to have a competition, but first they need to find out what art is.

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

Order the sentences according to the video.

Exercise

Task 2

Decide if these statements are true or false.

Exercise

Task 3

Order the words to make useful expressions from the video.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

Comments

Dear Team,I've already finished the Learn English Podcasts and the BCSW series and tried to do the next studing step,i.e.,the Word of the Street series as you recommend.I confront some problems here and I'm trying to deal with them.However,the main problem for me is the fast and not always clear dialogoues and conversations.Sometimes I feel lost and confused, even I try listening and reading them again and again.I've tried to reduce the speed on the video, but it's impossible in this series.What else can I do?Could you help me?

Hello nikoslado,

It may be that you need more practice before moving on to Word on the Street, which is B1/B2 level.

You can use our search page to find material at B1 level (like Big City Small World):

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/content

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi LearnEnglish Team,
I´ve got a doubt. It ´s the last question in the preparation task ¨the before you watch seccion¨. The question which says " What do you think makes for good art? is it about what you consider good art is? the kind of art you like or prefer?
I´m looking forward to receiving your reply.
best regards!!
- Armando

Hi Armandito,

The question 'What do you think makes for good art' means, as you say, 'What do you think makes good art?'

The answer shoudl be something like 'I think good art is...'.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Yes, there are many open air market in my Country, paints and handcrafts things, I am not a talent for artist but my daughter likes paint and make it good, I liked the art and appreciate any creation and talented people.

Hi the Learn English Team,

In the task 3, could we say : "Let's have a go and look over there" instead of "let's go and have a look over there ?
Best regards,

Stéphane

Hello Stéphane,

Although what you suggest is grammatically correct, it means something else. 'have a go' means 'try', so essentially you'd change it to 'let's try and look (or 'try looking') over there'. The other version doesn't have the idea of trying in it.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot, kirk.

Best regards,
Stéphane

Hi there! Could you give me a hand with this?

A man walked into a hotel, saw a nice coat, put it over his arm and walked out again.

I do not understand the reason of using the word 'again'. And, can we use there the word 'again' even if the man had not been in the hotel before?
P. S. I'm Alexander, you're awesome, have a nice day!

Hello Alexander,

The 'again' here refers to the fact that he was walking before (walking into) and now is walking again (out). It's slightly illogical if we are pedantic but I suppose we focus on the action of walking rather than the direction in this case. Languages are full of these kinds of constructions which are not entirely logical if we dig deep.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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