Richard goes even further back in time – 4,500 years back! With the help of Susan Greaney, he investigates one of Britain's greatest and most mysterious sites – Stonehenge.

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Which is the best title for the video?

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Task 2

Watch again, and complete these notes with one word or a number.

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Task 3

Reorder the words to make sentences. 

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Task 4

Choose the three words which will fit into the spaces.

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello englishnoob,

Thank you for pointing this out to us. The transcript was incorrect; I have now corrected it.

 

Thanks again and best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

You're welcome ,actually I thought this site is about to closed down because as I see nobody cares about it .Do you still make new videos ?

Hello englishnoob,

I'm not sure why you would have that impression! We add content regularly and answer comments and questions every day. Videos take quite a long time to produce and put on the site but we certainly do create new ones. In the last year, for example, we added a whole new series of Word on the Street.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter/Kirk,
I'd like to thank you for your great efforts.

also i have one question please,now i can't find more videos or anything to study after this section of C1 and also C2 is empty can you please advice what to do next ?

BR,
Khalid

Hello KhalidiJumialy,

Thanks for letting us know you appreciate our work – it always helps to hear this! 

You can search for content by level on our Find out your English level page (see part 2), but in any case, I'd encourage you to start reading and listening to content made for native speakers, e.g. at TED.com, The Guardian, etc.

Let us know if you need any other help and good luck!

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Frankly speaking, it’s not easy to answer the question about one of the oldest monuments in one’s culture and I’m pretty sure that ninety-five percent of population of most countries won’t manage to do it without using the internet or relevant books. And I’m no exception. So having searched the internet for the answer I’ve found that the oldest site of historical interest in Ukraine - which was listed as a World-Heritage site in 2013 by UNESCO – is Chersoneus which is an ancient Greek colony founded approximately 2,500 years ago in the southwestern part of the Crimean Peninsula. I’ve never been there.
I think that spending reasonable amount of government money on studying places of exceptional historical interest is OK.

I am not able to differentiate between island and Ireland when pronounced in Standard British English. Any suggestions?

Hello deb_25,

The difference is indeed quite subtle, but there is one. 'Ireland' is pronounced /aɪələnd/ (on the page I linked to, click on the small red symbol after the letters UK to hear it) whereas 'island' is pronounced /aɪlənd/.

Notice that in 'island', the first syllable is a dipthong (/ai/) followed directly by the second syllable /lənd/, whereas in 'Ireland' the first syllable includes the neutral vowel /ə/ at the end, before the final syllable /lənd/.

I hope this helps, but if you still find it difficult to hear, I wouldn't worry too much. Most of the time, which is word is being used should be clear from context.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

 

The oldest stone building is the Church of St. John the Baptist. It was built in X century, it is located in the center of Kerch. I've never been there but I'd like to visit it in the near future. Our government should spend more money to find out a lot of information about our sites.

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