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Learn English meaning of 'museums'

Date: Oct 22 2019

Themes: Hobbies, Travel

Grammar: Modal Verbs


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The Louvre. The British Museum. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. These are some of the most famous museums in the world. But there are more than 55,000 museums around the globe, from ones with contemporary art, to museums all about antiques.

Some people think museums are boring, but many people get excited to get up close and personal with art. There aren’t many experiences similar to going to a cool museum. Check and see if there is an interesting exhibit near you!

Brian went to a museum yesterday. Find out what he thought in today’s English lesson.


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Brian:  Yesterday I had to go on a field trip to a museum. It was so boring.

Sara_R:  Boring? Museums are great! What kind of museum was it?

Brian:  It was a railroad museum, and it was really boring. It was just pictures of old trains. And there was a hammer in a case. And a lot of plaques to read.

Sara_R:  OK, so you’re not interested in railroads. There are so many other kinds of museums, though. There are museums for antiques, museums for contemporary art… You can get up close and personal with some of that art, and it’s just so beautiful.

Brian:  I always feel like it’s a tourist attraction, and not something I actually enjoy doing.

Sara_R:  I think maybe you just haven’t been to the right museum yet.

Brian:  I do like going to modern art museums.

Sara_R:  There’s an exhibit at the modern art museum in town.

Brian:  Oh, great!

Sara_R:  Let’s go see it.

Brian:  OK, I’ll give museums another chance.

Sara_R:  Fantastic!


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Yesterday, Brian went on a field trip to a museum that was all about trains. He thought it was really boring and doesn’t understand why people would like going there. He is not a big fan of tourist attractions. He does, however, admit that he likes going to modern art museums.

Sara loves museums. She thinks it’s really cool how there are so many different kinds of museums, and she thinks there is a type of museum for everybody. She is excited to hear that Brian likes modern art, because there is a cool exhibit in town that she wants to see with Brian. What good timing!

Do you like museums? What’s your favorite one?



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i like histroy museum, people gets lots of knowledge there

02:15 AM Oct 23 2019 |


Russian Federation

Россия рулит!!! Англиане отстой!

02:11 PM Sep 09 2016 |


Russian Federation

Many pupil like English. but it is language donnot beautiful! Russian language the most beautiful in the world!!! English is full

02:10 PM Sep 09 2016 |




I like museums. I went to a museum of fine arts last month and there was an exhibit titled physical practice. The artists conveyed their messages through demostrations or physical experiments which had a great impact on me. I remember a displayed video clip showing an artist kept hitting his head hard on different types of walls or things. It sounds funny but the artist did have something to tell us although I forget what it was. But how could a person come out with a crazy idea like this? No wonder it’s said that there is only a fine line between an artist and a lunatic.

06:51 AM Oct 29 2015 |

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rabindra shrestha


Museums is one of the best place to see different old historie things. I love museams. I been lot’s of time at museums in my country Nepal. But i had never been in another country’s museums. But i would like go for that. And museum is quite too. I like quite places. No sound, too silent, you know just like a piece. I love it. 

06:22 AM Oct 23 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I like museums. There are many things about different cultures  and histories in museums.You aslo see how people show their feelings  about some subjects like war,love,freedom and … in contemprary art museums. 

08:23 PM Oct 21 2015 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Im not really interested in museums,I dont like quiet places :) 

07:25 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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La Princesse de la vie


I don’t know how many museums are there in Egypt, but I know there are many.

It seems a good timing, because I also have a trip to one of the museums here next week, it’s to Panorama 6 October which was set in memory of the the war 6, Oct, 1973.

I like all kinds of museums, because they portray well the history of something I’d like to know about. I also like tourist attraction unlike Brian :)

07:22 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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I adore museums, my favorite is the  Musée d’Orsay in Paris.

03:53 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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United States

I like cars museums . Every time , town has a car show , I always try to attend it . 

03:45 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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United States

love to go to Musems there fun.

01:02 PM Oct 21 2015 |



i dont understand why people go to museums and what for? it is boring and you cant have a beer inside drinking and smoke your best flavor cigarets at the same time and then enjoy all stuff around, maybe chat up girls, flirting etc. well, museum is like a taboo to me.

12:47 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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12:24 PM Oct 21 2015 |

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Do you believe that,there are just two museums in Yemen.

09:41 AM Oct 21 2015 |

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Viet Nam


02:33 AM Oct 21 2015 |

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