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Amandeep enjoys the sound of summer at one of the UK’s many music festivals. She even gets to go backstage with a British band!

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Watch Amandeep's documentary about the Reading Music Festival. Which of these questions is answered in the documentary? Click on six questions.


Task 2

Can you remember the missing information in these sentences? Watch the documentary again and complete the sentences with the correct words and numbers.


Task 3

Use the correct words to complete Amandeep's introduction to her documentary. Then watch the video again to check.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Yes, I have been once.
They can see their favourite bands/singers

hi ,
I think British Sea Power is the name of British band.
"British Sea Power have a very distinctive sound".
Why do we use "have" instead of using "has"?

Hello ngyten bao tin,

Nouns which describe groups can be both singular (if we are thinking of the group as a whole) or plural (if we are thinking of the individual members). Thus we can say:

Manchester United are a fine team.

Manchester United is a fine team.

The names of bands work the same way, as do words like 'the police', 'the government', 'the army' and others.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi there.
Martin: You know, sometimes you get the nerves, but you know, if you can see the crowd are up for it, then there’s nothing to worry about.
I wonder what " are up for it" mean?

Hello nguyen bao tin,

If someone is 'up for it' then it means they are motivated and enthusiastic. and ready to do something.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I have never been to an outdoor music festival. But I will do it one day.

What means "absolutely wicked time"? I mean, I know the meaning, but I wonder if it's like an expretion of UK? That festival it's awesome, I don't undertand why that guy use the word "wicked"

Hello Karen,

This is slang. 'wicked' means 'excellent' and 'absolutely' is an intensifier – it was a really great time. I'm not sure about other varieties of English, but I know you can hear this in American English as well, though I think it's a bit dated, i.e. older people tend to use it more (remembering the time they were younger) than younger people nowadays.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Wow, now I understand it. Thank you so much.

Thank you very much