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Blackpool Scene 2

Ashlie and Stephen go to the Blackpool Tower Ballroom to find out why Blackpool is the ballroom dancing capital of the world.

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.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

Decide if the following statements are true or false.


Task 2

Comprehension Task 2

Read the questions and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


What means " misspent " ?

Hello May Thida Su,

It's the past simple form of the verb 'misspend'.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you!

Hello there, I'm not so sure why the answer to this question is "every year": :How often did Ashlie and Stephen visit Blackpool when they were children?"
The sentence related to this question I can find is the one Stephen saying "Do you remember when we used to come here when we were kids?" Can "used to" here be interpreted as all the childhood?

Can anyone help explain it to me? Thanks very much!

Hi chen2qu,

'used to' is used to refer to a repeated or habitual past action that we no longer do, but is no more specific than that. It doesn't necessarily mean that they went there every year of their childhood, but it does suggest many visits. Of the three possible answers in the exercise, it is the best answer, even though it might not be completely correct.

Does that help you make sense of it?

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

sir, in this video at 2:50 ashlie said " you can't come to blackpool and not have chips and fish"
I understand this sentence and also know how to explain this thing in my language but the question is, to make someone eles understand the same thing is there any other way to say same thing in English?

Hello SonuKumar,

You could say something like 'If you come to Blackpool, you have to have fish and chips' or 'It would be wrong to come to Blackpool and not have fish and chips'.

Notice that the collocation is 'fish and chips' (not 'chips and fish').

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

I like to go in Australia and New Zealand when I'm on holiday.
When I was a child I went skiing in France every year because my cousin had a big hut where I met a lot of children from La Reunion Island, the first place where I lived. I loved that.

Hi Team.
Ashlie : so what kind of people would you get coming to Ballroom Dancing, then?
What does "would you get" mean here? Does Ashlie want to speak more polite with using "would" word? or it will be incorrect if I change to " will you get" here?
Would you mind explaining, please?
Thank you.

I really like travelling very much, but I like equally going to the sea on holiday.
Yes, when I was a child, I always went on holiday to the sea, in a large, old home, with many relatives.
When I was a child, I went swimming in the morning and I played with my cousins in the afternoon.