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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.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


Thank you. It's working today correctly. And I'm happy about it.

I can't watch the video!!! I want to watch it!!!! :(

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hello there! am a new member here in this site :-) i want to learn english , but still don't know how could i start,and from where??i'm currently listening and watching scenes from "word in the street" !! it's right way to start or what?

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Welcome to LearnEnglish - we're really glad you found us and that you've joined!

There's no particular way to use the site, and using Word on the Street is a great way to start. You're welcome to use them in any way you wish, but many users have found it useful to write several phrases from each episode that they want to learn in a notebook, and then to try to perfect their pronunciation of those phrases. Repeat them until you sound as much like the recording as possible, and try to say them to yourself as you go about your day so that you remember them. In this way, you expand your vocabulary and speaking fluency with each episode in addition to getting the listening and grammar practice they offer.

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Thank you.. :-) <3

I'd love to visit the Globe someday. It must be amazing!

Pretty good!

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I love literature and I am an English literature student.I love this part.Thanks a lot