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Sport Scene 2

Stephen and Ashlie run the half-marathon but disagree about how to win the medal. Who’s going to win?

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the first Task. Watch the video again and do the remaining activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

We can use 'be about to' to say that something will happen in the near future. For example, Stephen says:

  • You're late! The race is about to start.

This means: 

  • The race will start soon.


Task 4


Language level

Intermediate: B1


dear krick,thank you..... i found the answer.....thanks!

hi dear british council.may i ask you what the "lol"means?
this thing astonishing me!

Hi sinakabiri,

This is explained in the next video of this episode, Sport Scene 2 Language Focus at about 0:30. You can also find it in our dictionary (on the right).

If it's still not clear after checking there, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, question about articles.
Why do you use "the " with cinema but "a" with museum?
I would like to use "the" with both.


Could you repost your question on the articles page, please? You can find it here. We'll be happy to answer it for you then, of course. It's useful to have questions like this on relevant pages so that other users who are studying the same thing and may have similar questions can find it.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

They are absolutely cute and funny, especially Stephen :))))
I adore them ! Great video ! Congratulations !

It's lovely and funny VDO.
Thanks BC.