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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


Hi Adam. I`m maryam from Iran and I can watch all episodes from "can`t see video" It works for me. I don`t have such a problem which saeedeh has

Hi maryam-najafi!

It looks like saeedeh got it working, but we really appreciate you letting us know that it was working for you. Thanks, and I hope you enjoyed the rest of this series of Word on the Street!

Best wishes

Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Here we're go again!!!

I'm happy to tell you that I can see this video. I think your method does work! Think you! 

Nice I could see antother part of World on the street. I have been learning english only over two years. I found World on the street and Elementary podcast help me very much study, mainly listening.
Thanks for it. I am grateful.

I was so impressed by their  british accet, I like it , it's so clear and comprehensible.

I agree with you. It is quiet right!!! I enjoy when I listen them.

I'm so happy that I can see them again , who have looked very well. One of my dreams is that I meet them one day.  I wonder that they're just staff in British council or actors in some agent ?

Hi Shan,
Rob, like me, works for the British Council - I see him most weeks! We're both English teachers who mostly work with web sites and other technology these days. If you want to hear more of Rob, try listening to Series 3 of Elementary Podcasts, under the 'Listen and Watch' menu above.
Ashlie and Stephen don't work for the British Council - apart from when they're filming 'Word on the Street'! If you watch the episodes carefully you can find out their surname and then search for them on the internet to find out more...
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

This video is absolutely amazing! I couldn't like more all your Word on the Street videos. The actors and actresses are awesome! Their English is pretty clear and the videos are so colourful and interesting! Please, make more if you please!