Nick talks about the history of The Thames and then is shown around a houseboat on the river. Later, he meets some artists who create incredible images of London in the future.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the words from the box.


Task 2

Comprehension Task

Read the questions about the video and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello lellablu,

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Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Many thanks for your answer, unfortunely I have no other devices, but no problem it isn't a very serious problem, I can manage the same. All the best.

In the vocabulary question No5, shouldn't it say, "There is an exhibition OF vintage cars" and not "ON" Vintage cars ? This sentence doesn't sound right to me.

Hello Reita,

Yes, that was a mistake. I've now fixed it – thanks very much for telling us about it.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi. I see this sentence in the transcrip of "the city of London": today it’s know as ‘Docklands’.
I wonder if it is right or wrong in grammar. In my opinion, it should be : it's known as Docklans.

Hi Daominhvu,

Thank you for letting us know about this - and well done for spotting it! You are quite right and I have corrected this typo.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I love to watch "word on the street" because it's natural English. I'm a English learner. But I've learned actual English by following Effortless English method by AJ. And I really love it. I watch TV shows, listen motivated audio program given by expert, and so on. I think the most important that motivate people to do something is to do what we love to do any through your whole heart into that until it's done. I want to you make more videos on "Word on the street" and I only saw the first video where you show a story, I didn't see the second video where you analyze video first. I'm very curious about your culture and your natural word you speak every day with a normal speed. I want you to bring a lot of videos like that on your web. Thanks!


Really London is a very important city, a example of cultural diversity.

Hello Kirk,
Ok, I see. Thank you.
Best regards,