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Knowledge is GREAT - Part 1

Richard goes to one of the world's greatest universities: Oxford. He discovers some of its history and hears about its famous students.

Task 1

Which of these topics do we hear about?


Task 2

Use a word or number to complete the sentences.


Task 3

Put the two halves together to make phrases from the video.


Task 4

Use the verb in brackets, and decide on the best verb form for each of these sentences.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


There is a known problem for our users in Iran (and China) who can't see the videos on LearnEnglish.
We are experimenting with a solution. Please take a look at one of our Word on the Street pages and click where it says 'Can't see video? Click here!' Please tell us if that works for you.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Adam i told u that all videos don`t have the part "can`t see video"
please add it to them.

Hello Maryam,
Yes, we know that. We are testing this technique on a few pages before we add it to all of our video pages. It will take time to add it to all our pages and we want to be sure it works for everyone first.
I know that it works for you because you told me on another page, but I want to check that it works for other people as well, for example mani_jd.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank u Adam, for everything.
i`m looking forward to watching them. thank u again and again.

Oxford is the best university!! Famous people studied there, like: Stephen Hawking, Richard Dawkins....

Hi Adam JK,
I suggest you one thing: If you can Put the "Can't see video? Click here" in every videos it would be great for the people in different countries around the world, including me and my friends.I suggested you because I really like your website. THANKS..//??
Hope you can help us,
Good luck.

Hi there, Bilal_J!

That's a great idea - and we're working on it! We're still trying to solve some technical problems, but eventually we hope to make the second video watching option available for as many of our videos as possible. In the mean time, enjoy the rest of the site!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks for your keeping up and help for us. Thanks for your precious time that spent to help us. Great site.

I love Oxford, and one of my teachers once lived there. But I can't see the videos. What a pity!

shock present PM of UK has studied here.