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Dating Scene 1

It’s Valentine’s Day and Stephen convinces Ashlie to try speed dating. Does she meet someone special?

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hello Boen,

With the exception of a couple of very well-known titles, all of the music in Word on the Street was composed and produced especially for the episode it's played in, so I'm afraid you won't be able to find a recording of this music. If I could easily find the name of the artist, I'd happily share it with you, but I'm afraid I don't have access to it.


All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I love the learning material very much and it is extremely useful and cleverly designed. The problem is that I frequently used the videos and exercises last year on a laptop and desktop. But since recently the videos don't show on my tablet computer while I am connected to the server of the local council (login as a guest) When I am at home all works fine both on my desktop and my tablet. Do you have any clue what may be the cause of this odd malfunction?

Hello Bert2013,

I'm afraid this sounds like a local problem with the firewall/permissions on your local council network, and so is not something that we can help with. I hope you can find a solution.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I want to save some videos but cant. could you please help me how I can do?

Hi salahjoon,

I'm afraid the videos on LearnEnglish are not available for download for technical and legal reasons. You can, however, watch them online as often as you wish, free of charge.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I like the video , i do not know if speed dating is a good way to know people , but i really wanna try it

Dear Kirk,

It looks that you can not play the videos directly. Although with most videos, there are "Can't see video? Click here!" you don't have the link with some scenes. Is there any way we can play the video directly?
Many thanks.
Kind regards

Hello Wenjie,

Not all of the Word on the Street episodes have the 'Can't see video?' option, I'm afraid. I'd suggest you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash player on your device. This should solve the problem, but if not, another possible solution would be to view the videos on a mobile device by downloading our video app (see our Apps page). 

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

a Very Nice Conversation,

Thank you, Kirk. Cambridge dictionary online by 'Learning English', British Council is great.