Richard goes to one of the world's greatest universities: Oxford. He discovers some of its history and hears about its famous students.

Task 1

Which of these topics do we hear about?


Task 2

Use a word or number to complete the sentences.


Task 3

Put the two halves together to make phrases from the video.


Task 4

Use the verb in brackets, and decide on the best verb form for each of these sentences.






Actually I haven't been to Oxford but I'm looking for to be there, it's spectacular University at all.certainly I do know some of top universities in the world such as Cambridge University, Harvard University in us and our great University in Sudan khrtuom University. Universities are important for everyone because it drive you to the knowledge and improving your life and skills

I have been visited Oxford University few days before.Actually,I know some of top universities in the world such as Cambridge University ,Harvard University ,M.I.T University and so on.In my opinion,university is a place for people to achieve their own ideas.So it is very important to build a university to give a hand to the one who have a dream and make it come true.

No, I haven’t but if I’ll be lucky I’d love to see Oxford University. Yes I do know Harvard University in the United States-very popular in our country. Universities gives us more knowledge and answers all our queries regardless of the college/course. Also, when we apply for work some require to have a degree.

oxford university is one of the best university all over the world and not only in britain.

oxford university it is the dream of all students and me too

1) Unfortunately, I've never been to Oxford and UK. But I hope to visit this wonderful country and this great university.
2) Yes, of course. Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge are the world-famous universities. Plenty of its is found in USA and European countries, such as UK.
3) I guess that universities are very important stage for progress to understanding of science, art and other similar things. In consequence of its people have a chance to achieve the knowledge, the truth and answer their questions.

I never have been in Oxford. Other world famous University is Harvard in the US.
I think Universities are important because knowledge is the basis of progres, and a good University make the difference.

I am having some glitches with this task. It's happening when I'm typing between two letters in the cell.
OS: Windows 8.1
Browser: Opera 19; Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/32.0.1700.76 Safari/537.36 OPR/19.0.1326.56

Hello nopainnogain,

That's strange, because I was just able to complete the exercise without any trouble with the gaps, though I'm using Windows 7 instead of 8. Is the problem that you can not enter only one space between words? Have you had similar problems with other exercises on the same page or other pages? Also, which browser exactly were you using? All of those that you indicated?

Best wishes,

The LearnEnglish Team

I'm using Opera 19 on Chromium 32 engine. My problem that I can't delete that space in the cell.