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Blackpool Scene 2

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

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

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


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

In holidays, I like going to the seaside. I have never visisted the same place. When i was on holiday I like to try the traditional foods of the place where i visited.

Thank you

I like the series and also these comments, because I will have extra knowledge by the help of these grammar issues, idioms, expressions etc. Thanks for The LearnEnglish Team.

Hi there - I teach English in France and my students love the stories of Ashlie and Stephen. Just preparing for my next lesson and I noticed an apostrophe has found its way into the second set of questions. It's very naughty because it shouldn't be theree!!! Can the other students spot it before you correct it??? Thanks for everything you do

Hi chezsandj,

Thank you for pointing this out! Sometimes typos slip through the writing and editing process and then we rely on our eagle-eyed users to find such mistakes for us.

It's great to know your students like the series.

Best wishes and thanks again,


The LearnEnglish Team