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


what does it mean "off" of "Yup, off we go!"? Thanks

Hello hocon,

'off we go' is an informal way of saying 'let's go'. This is not easy to see, but if you look at the first entry for 'off' in the Cambridge dictionary, you can see how it means to move from a place, and that's how it's being used here. Compare the fourth and seventh example sentences ('She's off' and 'I'm off'), where it's used in a similar way.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Can you explain me what does it mean sentence: "Wow, it’s really nice down here." especially the word: "down" ? What does it mean in this context. thx

Hello scarcies,

We can say 'down here' or 'up here' to mean 'in this place'. It really depends on how the speaker sees the place in relation to where they are from or where they have been. For example, if a person is from the north then when in the south (thinking about a map) they might say 'down here'. If a person lives in a town and goes to the river (which is usually lower than the land) they might say 'down here'. It's more a psychological description than a physical one: it's how we see a place, not how it really is.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I do not know why U write "Yep" in the first scene and "Yup" in the second one !!

Hello Aya Hamza,

People say both 'yep' and 'yup' (i.e. with different vowel sounds) and so both spellings are commonly used. There's no difference in meaning – both mean 'yes'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team


Could you please help with the phrase "it’s your own time to go to the library and read your books" , Here i am a little bit confused with Your own time to go to the Library,
actually, Is it really mean that Whenever you are free you can come to the Library or what.

Thanks in advance,

Hello G,

I'm afraid it's not all that clear to me, either. I'd need to know the context to have a chance at explaining the meaning accurately to you, though I think what you say is probably correct.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi everybody , I have a question ;
The word STUFF I did not understand what is it mean when the student said :
it’s sunny and stuff / go punting and stuff.
Could you explain the meaning and what is the different when she said :
Loads of stuff ?
Thanks a lot ...

Hi zahret.alnargs,

The fourth explanation in the dictionary entry for 'stuff' explains this, though I'd also recommend you read the other explanations and example sentences, too.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team