Shakespeare, Dickens and more... Britain's literary history is world class, and Richard speaks to experts about some of the country's greatest writers.

Task 1

Which of these things does Richard do?


Task 2

Which sentences are true?


Task 3

Make sentences from the video by putting the words in the correct order.


Task 4

Use must/can/might + present tense for present possibilities, and must/might/can + have + past participle to talk about possibility in the past. Use the negative if you need it.





Thank you. I loved this video. For 5 minutes you had shown rather a lot. I hope will be more videos on this topic.

hi. i just wanted to ask where can i find more information about sheakspeare and his life in this site.

Hi Najada,
If you're interested in Shakespeare, there was a whole episode of Word on the Street connected to him. We also have a page about some lines from As You Like It, one of his plays.
You might also be interested in reading about this year's World Shakespeare Festival. One of the performances there was Henry VI, Part 2 performed by the National Theater of Albania.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi All 

Is a very intersting pagane

Literature is Great -part 1 (task -4) is very difficult

Hi ! I don't know many thing about English literature. Yet I have read one piece of theater written by Shakespeare. I believe that it was "Mac Beth". I don't read a lot of English writers, because in French literature there are many "competitors" like Moliere , Voltaire , Zola ,Balzac. Which don't prevent me to see that in English literature the spirits and the ghosts are almost always present .

Thanks a lot! Excellent video and activities! Cristina

Hello JeremyBee,
Thanks for your help,it does work!I've tried to watch the video of recent Word on the Street,I could watch it and not that slow!I am glad there is a solution,hope the same system will be applied here soon.

Hi,I am from China,I use Vista and Firefox,don't know why the video can't be showed on page,it says the format is not supported,what can I do with it?thanks for hard work,I like all the lessons.Wish to hear from you soon.Hope the problem can be solved.I've been waiting for new videos for a long time,really eager to watch.