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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


Hello! I'm sorry, but I don't understand why they use "don't be gone too long" instead of " don't stay away too long" and "I'm off" instead of " I go around" or "I'm around". Can you explain me, please? Many, many thanks

Hello lellablu,

'Don't be gone too long' means 'come back quickly'.

'I'm off' is another way of saying 'I'm leaving'.  It is a very informal phrase but quite common in colloquial English when two friends are talking.

I hope that clarifies it for you.  Remember that you can use the Cambridge Dictionaries Online window on the right to look up phrases like this - you'll get a definition, some examples and information on style and pronunciation.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

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can you tell me what's the different between "around" and "round"?
In task 1 there is a sentence: Ash goes looking round the market on her own.
I'll wait your reply, sir. many thanks

Hi elroyf,
In most contexts the two words are interchangeable with no difference in meaning, as in your example here where you can use either word:
Ash goes looking round the market.
Ash goes looking around the market.
The main difference between them is that 'round' can be used as an adjective to describe a shape ('a round biscuit', for example), while 'around' cannot.  When used as an adverb or a preposition, however, they have the same meaning.
I hope that clarifies it for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hi how can i reply or fill in blanks and check the correct answer.I tried but failed.

Hi Dawood Nangyal,
I'm not sure which task you're trying to do.  There are three tasks for this video and none of them involve replying or filling in blanks.  Task 1 is an ordering task (drag the sentences into the right order); Task 2 is a true/false task (click on either true or false for each statement); Task 3 is an ordering task (drag the words into the right places).
For each task, click on 'Check Answers' to see if your answer is right or wrong; click on 'Finish' to see your total score for the exercise and to see the correct answers.
I hope that helps you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

very good training thank you.