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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 knemirovska,

There is a difference in meaning between these phrases: 'next to' means that the buildings are on the same side of the road, whereas 'across from' means that the buildings are on opposite sides of the road, facing each other.

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much, Peter! Now I understand the deference. 

This way of teaching I mean by videos is very attractive and useful.Thanks all team of British Council for doing your best to help us.

Respected Adam & LearnEnglish Team,
Sir, I am extremely happy to watch your reply, also happy to inform you that i could watch next two videos ie. 1. Blackpool Scene 2 - Language Focus & 2. Seaside Entertainment, without any obstacle, but I am unable to watch this video ie. Blackpool Scene 2 even after trying several times.
secondly I was really sorry putting one question in three pages wasting your time, it is regretted. I always seek your guide and co-operation in this same way at every level.
Best regards to you and the LearnEnglish Team BC.

Hello Pomy,
I'm sorry to hear you still can't see one of the videos. Can you try using a different computer or asking a friend to look at this page? That way, we can see if the problem is with your computer or a more general problem with this web page. You could also try using a different web browser if that's possible for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello Adam, good evening,
I am Pomy from India,I am glad to tell u that I could watch all the video since begining,but sorry I could not watch this video,I can't get what went wrong!

Hello Pomy,
We had some problems with our videos this morning, but I think they're fixed now.
Let us know if you find any other problems.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I've been watching this series for ages but since today I can't see the videos. What can I do about it?

Really good video#

hi all, I'm Michael. I'm new here. i am sorry, but i can't see any videos. Help me, thanks.