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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


What means 8 stages and 200 acts?

Hello Rustam,

You can find 'stage' and 'act' in the dictionary – see the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the right side of this page or go to their website. It's important to read all of the entries for each word, as many, many words can mean more than one thing. For example, the meaning for 'act' used here is this one: a ​person or ​group that ​performs a ​short ​piece in a show, or the ​piece that they ​perform, which is the eighth one on the page.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

What means "the crowd up for it?"

Hello Rustam,

Where did you see 'crowd up for it'? I can't find that on this page and without context it's difficult to explain what that might mean.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Sirs,

I'm very sad because there are not any exercise which is working on my computer. Recently you've changed the shape of them and really the result is worse then before.

I think they are very interesting and help me to progress in English language.

Anyway I think the series Word on the street is great and very useful.


Hello JMRA., 

There was an error with the exercises on this page. I've just fixed it and can see them now. Can you? It sounds as if perhaps you're not able to see exercises on any of our pages. If that's the case, we're sorry to hear that. The recent change in exercise format was intended to make the exercises more accessible, especially for users on mobile devices, and we know that's worked for many.

If you're still having problems, I'd like to help you see if there's a way to get them working on your device. The first thing I'd recommend is trying a different browser and/or device. If that doesn't work, could you please tell me what operating system you're using, and which browser and browser version? 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much for your answer.
Actually I have appreciated a improvement in the exercises after you has answered me.
At the moment, I'm working in the next chapter (education) and everything is OK

Asked, he reacted sharply.

Can it be used in the sense that, "being asked, he reacted sharply' ?

Hello kraypost,

Yes, that would be fine.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Dear British Council,

I would like to know which level are the listen from Word on the Street and which one do you recommend for advanced level?

Charles michel