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Northern Ireland's Street Art

Amandeep visits Belfast, Northern Ireland's capital city, to find out how street art shows the city's difficult history and promises a brighter future.


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Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


The murals showed support for one side or the other. They symbolized a divided community. Which seems to me something very artistic and symbolic

Hi, Team.

The sentence 'it was once famous for something which made headlines around the world.' confusing me. I understood its meaning. But I don't understand the 'once famous' in the way of grammar. Could you explain more what 'once famous' is?
Thank you,

Hello Kenny Alan,

'once' can mean 'in the past' and that is what it means here. You could also say 'in the past it was famous' and it means exactly the same thing.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I love Irish scenery!

Some people draw graffiti to express themselves, give an opinion or something. Others make that without any reasons, and it's not really beautiful.
In my opinion, it has a place in the city, as playground decorations, some areas dedicated to it, museums...

I agree with you! some graffiti are very beautiful...

Poeple do graffiti because they want to show their ideas freely that's why they love this. You can find graffitti lots of place in İstanbul,for example in narrow streets, in big squares, in parks etc.

They want to be free and because of this they're doing graffiti
Absolutely yes.

I think people love drawing graffiti. And also in Istanbul there are places which have been drawn graffiti.

Thank you