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.

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.


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.



Hello there,

In this video pete says 'There is lots of people....'Can we use 'is' with plural.lots of people means plural i i think it comes like this.'There are lots of people....' Please help me with this thing.

Thank you.

Hello naaka,

You are right that the correct form should be 'there are lots of...' and not 'there is lots of...'. However, non-standard forms such as this are quite common in many dialects and varieties of English, and this is an example.

In our videos we try to present natural and authentic language as it is really used (since this is the language which you will come across outside of the classroom, of course). That means that you will find examples like this, and you can hear how people really speak, including non-standard form.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

what does this expression mean "don't be gone too long"


It means the same as 'come back soon'.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Good evening guys. I need your help. 1)" it's a pile of junk to me". Would that be the same if I wrote " it's a pile of junk FOR me" ? Are TO and FOR interchangeable in this case?. Thanks a lot

I have got an idea that could( make us) some money
If this sentence is incomplete

I'm off to find some art for my flat
What's the meaningof (off)

there's lots of people, why they used is not are