Art Scene 1


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.

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Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Are there open-air art markets in your country?
  • Do you have any artistic talents?
  • What do you think makes for good art?

Now watch to find out how Ashlie and Stephen get into their fight.



Why Stephen said "You’re going to be giving all your money to me" not "You're going to give all your money to me" ???

Hello Van241,

Stephen could have said either sentence; both are possible in this context. We can use a future continuous form [will be +verbing / going to be + verbing] to emphasise an expected consequence or result in the future, especially in informal language and particularly when we are warning someone about something.  For example:

Look at those clouds!  If you go out now you're going to be getting wet later!

You can find more information on future forms here.

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The LearnEnglish Team

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Hello SuWint,

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I am little confuse with the task.

Dont you think that point 7 should come at first ?
(Stephen and Ash visit an art gallery) after this only the instances start !!
Ash see a painting then both decide for compettition....

Hello Trisha112,

At the beginning they are not at a gallery but at an art market.  Their trip to the gallery comes only at the end.  Art markets, where you can buy and sell art, are different from art galleries, where you can only look.

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The LearnEnglish Team

I love these videos, it's helped me a lot. Thanks a million The Learn English Team :)

Hello n.atefi,

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