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


This kind of activities are really useful for me because I can focus better my attention after answering the previous questions.

Thanks a lot it is really useful, in this activity i face some expression like( so fingers crossed) i could not mean it. so possibly some one please explain it.



There is a box at the right of the screen called 'Cambridge Dictionaries Online' where you can look up words and phrases. If you type 'fingers crossed' into that box and click 'Look it up', you will see a definition.

If you have any questions after you've looked at the definition, please let us know.

Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Adam!
I did look it up as your instruction. I wonder why Cambridge Dictionaries says: "cross your fingers" in it example: "It's her exam this morning so cross your fingers."
Many thanks!

Hello, Loan!
'Cross your fingers' is a verb phrase. The speaker wants you to 'cross (verb) your fingers' to hope for a good result for her exam. When we say fingers crossed (noun + adjective), it is short for 'keep your fingers crossed'. This is another way of saying 'Cross your fingers'. Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

I am going to try answering the questions
While Ashlie was doing her exam, Stephen decided to have a look around Oxford.

  • Where do you think he goes to find out more about Oxford?

According to photo I think he is going to find out Oxford's cathedral and historical monuments
He meets some students sitting by the river.

  • What do you think they talk about?

I think he will speak with the students about exams and he will ask at what time it finished.
He decides to do something special for Ashlie.

  • What do you think he is going to do?

I think he is going to invite her to eat in a Oxford's tipical restaurant.

 very funny !!!!!

It;s nice history. I"m understaunt almost the all and I'm very happy about it.
I'm doing exercise, but I find in one of task the same answers. I thing.

I've been to Oxford once, it's historical and so beautiful. The best thing I like more about it, because of the overseas students, it feels more  multi cultural, you see different nationalities and lots of nice restaurants,Spanish,Italian, portuguese,Chinese,Iranian, you name it. It's absolutely magnificent. and also the city centre which reminds me of covent garden in London.