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Shakespeare Scene 1

Stephen's got a job as an actor, and he and Ashlie go to the Globe Theatre in London to pick up his costume – and to find out about England's most famous writer, William Shakespeare.

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


thanks for your guide to click on the "I can't see video"
I'm Iranian and i can't see some episodes.
is there a way to download these episodes?
please guide me...for first time i saw it on the Persian BBC and i love it!

Hello Saeedeh,
I'm glad to hear that this works for you in Iran. We want to make all our videos visible this way so our users in Iran (and China) can see the videos.
I'm afraid it isn't possible to download the videos for copyright reasons.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Sorry but it doesn't work anymore!
I can't see any episodes.Hope solve it!

That's a shame! Can you please check on another computer to see if it's a problem for everyone?
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thanks it is working!

Hi Adam. I`m maryam from Iran and I can watch all episodes from "can`t see video" It works for me. I don`t have such a problem which saeedeh has

Hi maryam-najafi!

It looks like saeedeh got it working, but we really appreciate you letting us know that it was working for you. Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of this series of Word on the Street!

Best wishes

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Here we're go again!!!

I'm happy to tell you that I can see this video. I think your method does work! Think you! 

Nice I could see antother part of World on the street. I have been learning english only over two years. I found World on the street and Elementary podcast help me very much study, mainly listening.
Thanks for it. I am grateful.