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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.

Tarea 1

Comprehension Task

Decide if the following statements are true or false.


Tarea 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Nivel de idioma

Intermediate: B1


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Hello Teachers :)
When Ashlie talks to Shemaine she she asks her : So what kind of people WOULD you get ... Please , tell me why Ashlie doesn't use DO but WOULD ?
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Hello iliya_b,

Both verbs are possible here. If you say ' you get...' then you are asking about the people who actually go there. If you say '...would you get...' then you are asking in a more general sense, about what would be typical. In this context they can be used interchangeably.

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Hello :) Thanks to B B C for the funny and very useful videos . I find them both helpful and mind-provoking .
Dear Teachers , in episode Blackpool Scene 2 / Comprehension task 2 / Question 1/6 as a correct answer option 'C' is marked .
But having in mind the lenght of childhood / up to 15-18 / , the location of Blackpool / not very close to London / and the common practice , I think that it is hardly likely the siblings have visited Blackpool EVERY year .
Much more likely , to my opinion is that they have done it MORE THAN FIVE TIMES / e.g. frequently / which corresponds to the option 'B' in Question 1/6 . Am I right or no ?

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.

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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,