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.

Exercise

Task 2

Comprehension Task

What did you learn about Oxford?

Put the sentences into the correct order.

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

Hello Nermeen Eletriby,

The apostrophe here is not for possession, but as part of a contraction. Ashlie's here means Ashlie is.

Hello Hugong,

All of those sentences are possible, though the last sentence should be without 'up'.

Although we're happy to try to help users with various points of grammar, we really can't deal with multiple questions from single users on particular points like this.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I see 3 words "stuff" in the answer of studet 2. "Loads of stuff"- she meant a lot of activities, didn't she?.
How about the second and the third? It's sunny and "stuff " and go punting and "stuff". I don't make it sense.

Hello Emerson Dam,

'Stuff' is a very general word used in informal spoken English quite a lot. It means 'things', so 'loads of stuff' means 'a lot of things (to do)' here, and you are correct, the student is talking about activities.

'When it's sunny and stuff' means when the weather is good ('when it's sunny and everything else that goes with that: it's warm, it's bright, it's pleasant etc'). Similarly, 'go punting and stuff' means 'go punting and things like that'.

Hello Hugong,

All of those sentences are possible, though the last sentence should be without 'up'.

Although we're happy to try to help users with various points of grammar, we really can't deal with multiple questions from single users on particular points like this.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank u for your help. I found your answer helpful, straightforward and stuffs.

Would you like to explain what "fingers acrossed" mean, please?

Hello lechaua,

You can find 'keep your fingers crossed' in the dictionary; 'finger crossed' is a short form. Here, Ashlie means that she thinks she did well on the exam and hopes that she gets a good mark.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

why we use "really well'' but not ''really good''? what is exactly?

Hello trungth2058,

In general, 'well' is an adverb and 'good' is an adjective, so each has its own uses. If there's a specific context you're thinking of, please let us know what it is.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Nice place.

Thanks.

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