Richard looks back at past masters of British creativity at Tate Britain and then comes right up to date with an introduction to Britain's great computer gaming scene.

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Put Richard's actions in the order he does them.

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Task 2

Choose the true sentences for each question.

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Task 3

Complete the phrases from the video.

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Task 4

Find another way to say the first sentence. You have to use the word in brackets at the end of the second sentence and you also have to use a phrase with an -ing word, like 'taking' or 'having'.

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Hi English team,

Can I ask you a question about Task 2?
In the video, they just talked about island nation as a particular thing that made British art's exciting. Why is the statement "British art is exciting because we don't know how it's going to develop" true?
Could you explain, please?
Many thanks!

Hello NGAPHAN,

This is a question about the nature of British art, not about language! The suggestion is that British art is unpredictable and that this makes it exciting. Whether or not this is true is a matter of opinion, of course.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you so much for your respond!

Hi everyone.
I think Graffiti is also really art. As Richard's mentioned above that Graffiti is another form of art and is used as another way of protest.
Unfortunately, I really don't like this art. This art doesn't interest me as much.
I'd love arts that describe of peaceful of scenery, nature and landscapes.
And what about Computer Games, yes, I'd love them. I used to play Computer Games after coming out of school.
Winning Eleven Game is one of which that I love so much.

I'd argue that grafitti is really a piece of art.Even though it may seems like rebelling way of art, it embodies the problems of today's society well.
I do enjoy playing computer games.I used to play computer games a lot , when I was a teenager.I don't have much time for playing computer games a lot these days, though.
To be honest, I don't play games, nowadays, at all.However, I used to play Crysis, FarCry, Resident Evil, Warcraft, GTA, Need For Speed and so on.

I consider graffiti to be a rebel, alternative form of art which emphasizes the problems of modern society and life in general. And I really like it but only when it's not an expression of some childish feelings pursuing breaking the rules by spoiling a newly painted wall with an F-word or other gibberish. Banksy is one of my favourite social artists, of course.
I almost never play any kind of games nowadays but I used to really enjoy playing such games as Heroes, Need for Speed, Counter Strike and Quake etc..

Hi Dima, Banksy is cup of my tea, as well! They do really emdody meaningful stuffs that are coming about today's society.And I don't fancy graffitis that are just meant to be done, at all.They bloody look like you have stated gibberish!

I hate graffiti. They are very messy and make the city look untidy. Some organized and well-designed ones are fine, but most of them are just teenagers scribbling around.

I like computer games. They are fun, but they can be very addictive. So we need to choose games that can help us in someway, for instance, training our ability of eye-hand coordination, or teaching children some useful skills. So when we play games we don't just waste some time.

I play Candy Crush when I am tired of study. It refreshes my mind and I only have one life every half an hour, so I won't spend too much time on it.

I invented a game at six form college called Gymnasium Arts and Craft, which was our ethic and arts teacher's idea.

It was with a mate as our teacher decided.

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