In this episode, Stephen and Ashlie visit the ancient city of Oxford.

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.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


I loved that video and story. It's very common in my life.

I liked the video. Very funny. That situation keep happening with me. I think gps is not a good idea when we know the way we go. Mainly TomTom is not a such good device.

I thought that they would have died already! Phew!

OMG, the GPS was totally wrong. They nearly died.

I know!It was totally a mess!

Hi....very suddenly i found this part and you have no idea how much i love "words on the street" they speak really normal and slowly,i can understand 99% of their words...thanks for your wonderful website :)

hello british council team.
i have problem, when i have listened to the movie, there are many words I did not get it .
i think the problem is. they are taking quickly. is that right

Hi ali ajrme,

Yes, they speak at a fairly natural speed in this video. You could watch the video while reading the transcript to understand more. I'd also suggest trying materials at an easier level. Our Starting Out series, for example, might be a good place to start.

Please let us know if you need any more help.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello teacher.I don't understand "let's turn that thing off and turn around." and "over there". please explain me.Thank you very much.

Hello safirasafirasafira,

When Stephen says Let's turn that thing off he means that the GPS is not helping them and so they should stop using it.

The phrase over there is a general phrase which we use when we want to indicate a place not too far away - typically a location which you can see or can easily reach.



The LearnEnglish Team