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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


How can I get Word on the street videos downloaded?

Hello curro!

I'm glad you like our materials enough to want to download them! Unfortunately, for copyright reasons, Word on the Street is not available for download. However, you can download some of our other materials, like our Elementary Podcasts. Just go to the page and click 'Downloads and materials'.
Enjoy the rest of the site!
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

Hi Jeremy Bee,
if the downloads is not available one buy it want? or it is also not available on sales?
Mazhar Ali 

Hi Mazhar,
Word on the Street is a co-production between the British Council and the BBC. The BBC is working with broadcasters in many countries to show it on local TV stations. For example, in Turkey Word on the Street is broadcast on the TRT Okul channel.
You can't buy Word on the Street at the moment, but you could write to your local TV stations to ask them to make an agreement with the BBC to broadcast it.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank u in advance.
acyually it works for me, and i`ll be happy if u do that for your all videos.

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!