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Art Scene 1

At an art market, Ash and Stephen find themselves in an argument about who is the better artist. They decide to have a competition, but first they need to find out what art is.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to the Tasks and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Order the sentences according to the video.


Task 2

Decide if these statements are true or false.


Task 3

Order the words to make useful expressions from the video.



Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Yes, there are open-air markets in my country. I don't know I have any artistic talents or not. I just draw and paint because it makes me happy and free and full of live. I think a couple of hand which make their works happily and pleasurably create good art.

Yes, there are.
I used to draw some pictures by Van Gogh but I have lost my talent.
It must have got the colours that makes you happy and refreshed.

ı havent got any ability about draw but ı love art and ı want to do drawing

I love draw somethings. And I think if someone wants to make art he/she must be patient and creative

I don't have artistic talents. I can't draw picture.
I think if someone wants to make art, he or she must be creative.

can you tell me when the man at T-shirt shop say: "Thanks a million"
what does his mean ?

Hello votantai,

To look up words and phrases such as this please use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online tool on the right of the page. Just type the phrase into the search box and click 'Look it up!' You'll see a definition, examples and more. You can even hear the pronunciation in British and American English.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I tried it, very usefull but sometimes it's so complicate.
Thanks a million!!

I can't listen the sentences "So you're actually making some money?" Ashlie spoke too fast. Can you show me how she linking these words.
Thank you

Hello phuongthao138,

The best way to get used to connected speech is to hear it rather than see it, but I would suggest you pay attention to the less stressed words in the sentence:


The words in capitals are stressed and the other words run together, filling in the space between the stressed words. You can imagine it as a regular rhythm with a beat on each stressed word:


These words have the same time gap between them; the other words are squeezed inbetween them.

Listen and repeat; try to say it with Ashlie so you can copy her speed and delivery.

Good luck!


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team