Ashlie and Stephen go to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom to find out why Blackpool is the ballroom dancing capital of the world.

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Task 1

Comprehension Task

Decide if the following statements are true or false.


Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


sir, in this video at 2:50 ashlie said " you can't come to blackpool and not have chips and fish"
I understand this sentence and also know how to explain this thing in my language but the question is, to make someone eles understand the same thing is there any other way to say same thing in English?

Hello SonuKumar,

You could say something like 'If you come to Blackpool, you have to have fish and chips' or 'It would be wrong to come to Blackpool and not have fish and chips'.

Notice that the collocation is 'fish and chips' (not 'chips and fish').

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like to go in Australia and New Zealand when I'm on holiday.
When I was a child I went skiing in France every year because my cousin had a big hut where I met a lot of children from La Reunion Island, the first place where I lived. I loved that.

Hi Team.
Ashlie : so what kind of people would you get coming to Ballroom Dancing, then?
What does "would you get" mean here? Does Ashlie want to speak more polite with using "would" word? or it will be incorrect if I change to " will you get" here?
Would you mind explaining, please?
Thank you.

I really like travelling very much, but I like equally going to the sea on holiday.
Yes, when I was a child, I always went on holiday to the sea, in a large, old home, with many relatives.
When I was a child, I went swimming in the morning and I played with my cousins in the afternoon.

I've never heard about that: Capital of ballroom dance is located seaside!

I like to go to the Aegean seaside in Turkey,too. Because my homeland is over there and I love there and yes, generally we go to the same place every year.

I like to go to the Aegean seaside in Turkey
Yes, I went to the Aegean seaside every year when I was a child
I liked to swimming in the sea

Could you tell me what accent that 2 girls speak when they recommend the restaurant for Stephe? . It's hard for me to hear and understand what they mean

Hello nguyen bao tin,

Although it's hard to be absolutely sure from such a small sample, I would say that the accent of the two girls is Scottish.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team