Notting Hill Carnival grew out of Caribbean traditions. Today, it is an event where all cultures come together. As Nick’s been finding out, the UK truly is multicultural.

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Task 1

Vocabulary Task

Match the words in the box with the descriptions underneath.


Task 2

Vocabulary Task

Read the questions and select the correct answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Good afternoon, everyone
Yes I was visited some countries that have different culture and it seems to be really interesting to see how people behave in different in different country and what they do what they eat what kind of rituals they have during the year it is a really really good experience. This place where I live now it really is multicultural I think we have at least five or maybe ten cultures here and when the people live in peace without any problem everything is good we can share our thoughts about what we think . And you can learn new things about how to eat something in a healthier way that you have eat before an for me is really interesting,I think in my country unfortunately there more emigration than
immigration, what I heard till now they're just a few countries that they choose our country to live or to came here for work most of them I think they're Chinese I think we have one of the largest Chinese bazaar with the Chinese items and I think we have Hungarian community and a community of Bulgarian. And I think we have a real ancient community of German people right in the middle of the country it happens this and anyway it looks interesting because they keep their culture during the years even they have lived here in our country.

Hello Team,
where can I find the video about "Seat on the Street" on this website for Word on the Street?
Thank you for your attention
Tania C H Isern

Hello Tania,

I'm afraid you won't be able to find that here, as the only segments from Word on the Street that we have are the ones you can see. There are other segments, like the one you ask about, but we don't have them. I'm not sure if they're available anywhere at the BBC, but you might want to check there.

Good luck!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Team.
I remember this lesson :
"When one verb is followed by another, the second verb can either be an infinitive or an -ing form"
What about this one :
Derek : yes, the shadow is deliberate to try to show our past, where we've come from.
Is Derek's sentence ( "to try to show") correct gramatically?
Would you please to help me?
Thank you.

Hi Nizam Balinese,

That sentence is fine. The first infinitive is an infinitive of purpose, meaning 'in order to try' and the second is an infinitive following the verb 'try'.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much Peter. Thank you for explaining. Actually, I've got confusion in learning to infinitive and -ing form.
So, Could you please to tell me what the different meaning is when I change "to try to show" into "to try showing" and "trying to show" in the sentence?
Thank you in advance.

Hello Nizam Balinese,

You can find the answer to this question on our pages about the infinitive and -ing forms: this page and this page.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I lived for 4 years in the east of New Caledonia. In this area, they kept part of their tribal culture and habits, although they're dressed now and they don't eat human people anymore.
Now I live in Noumea, the capital city.
There's not a lot mix between the different cultures but it's a peaceful country.

I have been at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since 2007, here, you can find a multicultural society that enriched the community in different ways. The job seekers come here to earn more money and to join the Islamic culture and be close to the Holy mosques at Madina and Mecca. Different people from all over the world reside here to work and grow up their childer in a fabulous Islamic environment. Also, doors are widely opened for refugees from different countries to come and live in peace, even to work here.
Egyptian young people immigrate to Europe and other developed countries looking for a good living atmosphere or more advanced educational opportunities. Every year, freshly graduated students migrate and knock the doors of world class Universities to gain more knowledge and experience.

Hi Team.
"Photos show four police officers armed with handguns, batons and pepper spray standing around the woman, who wearing a blue headscarf and matching top while lying on the beach".
is it correct grammatical?