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Oxford Scene 2

Stephen explores the ancient city of Oxford and meets some girls who are studying at the University. 

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.

Task 1

After you watch

What did you learn about Oxford?

Choose the best answer to these questions.


Task 2

Comprehension Task

What did you learn about Oxford?

Put the sentences into the correct order.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


why can't i watch the vedio

Hello WP601999,

I've jut checked the video and it worked for me. I'd suggest you download and install the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player. That should solve the problem for you, but if not, please try a different device or let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you very much mr.Kirk . I'll definitely follow yoor advice .

Hello Teachers :)) I'd like to ask you about this :
In the episode Stephen asks students 1 and 2 some questions :
1. What's it like being a student here ?
2. What's the social life like here ?
3. What it is like studying here in Oxford ?
Why in question 3 the word's order is changed / "is" is not after "what" / ?

Hi iliya_b,

The question that Stephen asks them is actually 'So tell me what it's like studying here in Oxford?' The part at the beginning ('so tell me') changes the question from being a direct question into an indirect question, which has a different structure. Please see our reported questions page, where this is explained with some examples.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

What is the meaning of (I'm driving home)

Hi Ahmadwazeer,

driving is a form of the verb drive, which you can find in our dictionary (see the search box on the lower right side of this page). In this situation, Ashlie is not pleased with how Stephen handles the boat they're in, and so she expresses how she wants to go home. If it's still not clear after you check the dictionary, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

  1.                                 thanks a lot Peter

yes you are right

  1. Hello all  
  2. what is the meaning of " loads of  stuff
  3. Is it mean many thinks ?