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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


Hello iliya_b,

The three options are:

More than twice

More than five times

Every year

It's true that there is not definitive answer in the text; we are left to interpret the use of 'we used to come here when we were kids'. This means a repeated habitual action, but it does not give any concrete information and so we cannot make any comment as to frequency. The first two answers do not have support in the text for how specific they are, which is why the third answer is marked as correct. However, your reasoning is certainly sound. I'll look at the exercise again and perhaps edit it to make the task less ambiguous.

Thank you for your comment.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Hi again,

dear still I've got problem with this sentence:
what kind of people would you get...

why Ash is asking with "Would" and what does "Get" mean here?

since as far as I know Get means : buy , travel,arrive

Thank you,

Hi Saeed,

get can mean buy and arrive, but can also mean receive and understand. Here, receive is the meaning that makes the most sense.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

" It varies" - what is that?? explain me

Hello Elgun_V,

The verb 'vary' means to be different from time to time or from place to place; in other words, it means that it is not always the same.

To find out the meanings of vocabulary items like this one you can use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online window on the right of this page.  Just type in the word ('varies') and click on 'Look it up!' and you'll see definitions, examples and grammar information. You can even hear the pronunciation of the word - it's a great tool.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

That's fantastic


would you help regarding the meaning of "Get coming"?


Hi saeedahwaz,

In the sentence "So what kind of people would you get coming to ballroom dancing, then?", "get" and "coming" are in different phrases, i.e. they don't go together. The phrase "what kind of people would you get" is the main part of the question, and "coming to ballroom dancing" describes which people are being talked about. A simpler way of saying this would be "What kind of people come to do ballroom dancing?"

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi saeedahwaz,

I'm fine, thanks!

Could you please provide the context? I don't see these phrases in this episode, and it's difficult to say without knowing the context.

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

Sorry, I don't understand one thing in this video. Could you help me, please? 
In the video one of the girls sad:
That’s easy. You go down there. You turn right, across from the Pleasure Beach Hotel.
And then in the 5 question of the first task the statement "The best fish and chip shop in Blackpool is next to the Pleasure Beach Hotel" is false.
"Across from" isn't the same thing as "next to"?