Richard shows us the best way to see London's many sights, travels back in time to the Warwick Castle of 500 years ago... and gets into a sword fight!

Task 1

Select the things Richard did.

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Task 2

Put the descriptive phrases with the places they describe to make complete sentences.

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Task 3

Type the right preposition in the space to complete the sentence.

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Task 4

Can you make these sentences from Warwick Castle's visitors' guide?

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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hello again . sorry for my questions that might be a lot. another thing i want to understand the sentence ( i am in good company ) i understand its meaning when i looked it up but i don't understand its meaning in context ( Elizabeth the First and Queen Victoria both spent time here, so I’m in good company.) what does it refer to? Thank you.

Hello littlemoon86,

We use this sentence to mean 'if they do it then it must be OK'.  Here, the speaker is suggesting that if Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria did this then it's not such a bad thing that the speaker has done it too.  We typically use it about mistakes or unsuccessful activities, or about things which could have a negative side, such as the castle (and prison) in this episode.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hello . I have few questions if you don't mind me asking : firstly in the sentence (Palaces, castles and museums bursting with tradition and history) what does "bursting " mean ? i looked it up and still not get the meaning of it on context.
secondly :in this question( what is it about London that overseas visitors just absolutely love?) what other alternatives question that could has the same meaning? I mean it's quite new for me that kind of question to ask.
Thanks so much for this video i enjoyed knowing loads of information about Britain and historic places . I"d like to go there sometime.I hope so . Thanks a million for helping me by answering my questions. I appreciate that.
best regard
littlemoon86

Hello littlemoon86,

In this context 'bursting with' is a way of saying that they have a lot of tradition and history.  It has an idiomatic meaning: that there is so much tradition and history that it cannot all fit in the museum but is bursting out, like too much air in a balloon.

An alternative way to phrase the question 'What is it about London that overseas visitors just absolutely love?' would be 'What do overseas visitors absolutely love about London?'  This would be a more common question; the question you quote is used to add emphasis to the question.

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

I'm little confused the sentence 'one way to see the sights is to hop on and hop off an open-top London bus', is "hop on and hop off" an adjective and why it still has "to" in it? .Explain it for me, please, thank you!

Hi kristina26,

The word hop is a verb which means to jump or to get into our out off a vehicle quickly. Here, of course, it has the second meaning, since it's used to talk about the bus. The idea is that using the bus is an easy and effective way to see the sights.

I'd encourage you look up unknown words in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box (on the right) - it's really a useful resource!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Fantastic contents as all Britain is Great videos.
They have provided stimulating content to many of my lessons. Thanks.
Would it be possible to have the audio file from "Heritage is Great part 1"?
I've written an exam based on its contents and would sincerely appreciate the file.
If it's not possible, could you please let me know?
Thanks for your continual support!
Rosie

Hi r.crawford,
I'm sorry, but due to copyright issues, users are not permitted to download the video files in the Britain is Great series.
You also emailed us about this; my colleague will reply in more detail to your email.
Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello I am an elementary student from Tarragona in Spain .When Benedict says "There's restaurants...." it is a mistake , isn't it?
Thanks ,I' m really enjoying this britain is great and I'm learning so much!

Hello Tarraco,

Wow - you’ve got a good ear! It’s actually quite common for British people to use the phrase ‘There’s...’ with plural nouns. As you say, it’s not really correct grammatically, but it’s a common colloquial phrase when people are chatting, and the recording here shows real, authentic language, just as British people really use it.
 
Thanks for the interesting question and I’m glad you’re enjoying the videos.
 
Best wishes,

Peter
The LearnEnglish Team

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