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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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Mi wife likes this type of art so much, and my daughter paints this type of pop up art, for my side only I like go together and discover all of these beautiful art.

Good afternoon everyone,
usually I go to see are in a gallery art but sometimes people display art in different spaces like an open space in the park sometimes in the lobby of the cinema sometimes in theaters' lobby and sometimes you can find a small Art Gallery even in the supermarket.
But normally you find display the art in properly venues.
Sometimes I saw pop-up Gallery like this one here and I don't understand what was the reason that they decided to make such a small art, but now have seeing this short movie and I understood why the artist decided to have such a small Art Gallery. Although the venues all the time it was somewhere in the center of the city or somewhere near to one of the Art University.
I think the artist decided to display the art in a small place instead of the big place first thing I think is cheaper,and it's much more easier for one person that is has not established yet and at the beginning like another kind of start is really really hard to afford a big space.
And the advantages for a small place are, the venue is not so intimidating and you can be closed from the people that they came in and you can speak with them about your art and you can be in touch easy with them because it's a small place and not so much people could come inside in the same time.

Normally, I go to see art in museums, but it could be in streets or hotels, even in art websites.
There are some art shops where we can buy paintings or sculptures in Noumea.
Artists like a smaller place because they can share feelings more easily with people who turn up in there.

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

Thanks Kirk.
Thank you for explaining.
Yes, that make perfect sense..

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!

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.

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