The City of London

 

Nick talks about the history of The Thames and then is shown around a houseboat on the river. Later, he meets some artists who create incredible images of London in the future.

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.

Preparation

Before you watch

Think about the following questions:

  • Why are rivers important in a town or city?
  • Do you have a famous river in your country?
  • Would you like to live on the river? Why / Why not?

Now, watch the video to find out more about the River Thames.

Tasks

Comments

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Hello sir

How can I download the video? or it can´t be downloaded?

Hello Yanireal,

I'm afraid the videos are not available for downloading for legal and technical reasons. You can, however, watch them as many times as you wish online.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello MAHESHAD,

No, modal verbs are a category of their own and not an example of anything. I'm not really sure what you mean by 'mixed tenses'.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I speak English fairly well. The trouble is that I was taught never to say 'Lesser' as a comparative. But recently, I read a book,"Children Of The Lesser Gods", and I'm confused! When can I use this word?
Need some help from you!

Hello Dr British1,

The word 'lesser' means 'less important' or 'minor'. It is different from 'less' which means 'fewer' when used as a comparitive adjective, and which is also used in comparative forms with long adjectives ('less beautiful').

I hope that clarifies it for you.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi sir:
I want know why
He say " a lot money has been invested
not " a lot money was invested

Hi nkmg,

We use this form - the present perfect - when there is a present result of a past action. Here, the money was invested (in the past) and there is a present result (the area has been regenerated). We would use the past simple (was invested) if the action was in the past without any particular result in the present.

You can read more about the present perfect here.

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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