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Blackpool Scene 1

Stephen and Ashlie visit the seaside town of Blackpool and have a go on some of the rides at the Pleasure Beach theme park.

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

Read the questions and select the right answers.


Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Dear Team,
I think the boy that Steven spoke to answered ''It looked crazy'' not ''was crazy''.Do I hear correctly, because the speech is informal and quick anyway.
Thanks a lot

Hello nikoslado,

You can check what the boy says in the transcript. He speaks in a north-west England dialect and is speaking fast in a colloqial manner. What he actually says is "It were crazy" – the use of were instead of was is a characteristic of some dialects from this region.



The LearnEnglish Team

What was it like?
It were crazy-why it's were not was in the second sentence ,thanks

Hello fidaasiddig,

The sentence is not correct. It could be a representation of a dialectical form, for example, but in terms of standard grammar it is not correct.



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Peter,
what more could anyone tell to All of Your Team except thousands of thanks and congratulations for everything
you do for us.Keep going on and doing this worldwide useful work you have taken on.As for me , I always appreciate your immediate, well aimed and purposeful answers and I'm sure you do everything possible every time.
And last but non least: We all know the difficult political and financial challenges you all British confront , so transmit please, to the British Council Administration both our thanks and the message that, despite of all these difficulties, there are still people all around the world who need this kind of help in their english education and they can't find it anywhere else.
Ever faithful to this site,

Hi nikoslado,

Thank you for such a lovely comment. We do our best here and it's nice to know our efforts are helping people!



The LearnEnglish Team

Dear Team,
''Word on the street'' is also another interesting, amazing and helpful course.But, altogether, I'd like to focus on this point: For us, trying to catch the words and the meaning of different informal and daily conversations,with strange -sometimes- accent, with too fast flow speach, there is something almost unbearable:The sounds and the music are both at least twice more loud than the conversations and therefore make more troubling the listening.Could you decrease the background soundw and music, please, so that we could listen more easily and focus on the dialogues?
Ever grateful to all of you,

Hello nikoslado,

Thank you for the suggestion. Background noise is a part of everyday life and we include it in our recordings as an important part of language development. However, it should not be excessive, of course.

I'll pass on your comment to the development team.



The LearnEnglish Team


Because of my age I don't very excited by theme parks. But if I occasionally get there I for sure take roller-coaster and ferris wheel.
As for seaside I like swimming and sunbathing in the morning when it isn't very hot.