Richard shows us the best way to see London's many sights, travels back in time to the Warwick Castle of 500 years ago... and gets into a sword fight!

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Select the things Richard did.

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Task 2

Put the descriptive phrases with the places they describe to make complete sentences.

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Task 3

Type the right preposition in the space to complete the sentence.

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Task 4

Can you make these sentences from Warwick Castle's visitors' guide?

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It would be great if we could download these videos. I am having some problem with the sound. is it possible to download these videos to watch later?

Hi naghmairam,

I'm afraid that these videos are not available for download, as they are under copyright. We'd be happy to help you with the sound, but could you tell us more specifically what happens? Are you able to listen to other audio such as Word on the Street videos or Elementary Podcasts?

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

500 years ago in my country, Argentina, lived the native people, they were colonized by Spain.
My grand parents came here nearly 1930, they had to leave your homeland in Armenia.

I´d like to go to London and visit The Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Warwick Castle. I love Castles.
I live in Argentina and we have a lot of historical places, but not much as Britain because is a young country.
I didn't undestand the last question. Is it About life in my country 500 year ago?

Hi herty,

Yes, the question is about life in your country 500 years ago, though you can speak about another place if you'd like.

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Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hello again . sorry for my questions that might be a lot. another thing i want to understand the sentence ( i am in good company ) i understand its meaning when i looked it up but i don't understand its meaning in context ( Elizabeth the First and Queen Victoria both spent time here, so I’m in good company.) what does it refer to? Thank you.

Hello littlemoon86,

We use this sentence to mean 'if they do it then it must be OK'.  Here, the speaker is suggesting that if Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria did this then it's not such a bad thing that the speaker has done it too.  We typically use it about mistakes or unsuccessful activities, or about things which could have a negative side, such as the castle (and prison) in this episode.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

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Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello . I have few questions if you don't mind me asking : firstly in the sentence (Palaces, castles and museums bursting with tradition and history) what does "bursting " mean ? i looked it up and still not get the meaning of it on context.
secondly :in this question( what is it about London that overseas visitors just absolutely love?) what other alternatives question that could has the same meaning? I mean it's quite new for me that kind of question to ask.
Thanks so much for this video i enjoyed knowing loads of information about Britain and historic places . I"d like to go there sometime.I hope so . Thanks a million for helping me by answering my questions. I appreciate that.
best regard
littlemoon86

Hello littlemoon86,

In this context 'bursting with' is a way of saying that they have a lot of tradition and history.  It has an idiomatic meaning: that there is so much tradition and history that it cannot all fit in the museum but is bursting out, like too much air in a balloon.

An alternative way to phrase the question 'What is it about London that overseas visitors just absolutely love?' would be 'What do overseas visitors absolutely love about London?'  This would be a more common question; the question you quote is used to add emphasis to the question.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I'm little confused the sentence 'one way to see the sights is to hop on and hop off an open-top London bus', is "hop on and hop off" an adjective and why it still has "to" in it? .Explain it for me, please, thank you!

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