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.






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I didn't understand what's the meaning of ( Pro-vice chancellor) could you please explain what does it mean ?

Hi Tahani,
A Pro-Vice-Chancellor is simply an assistant to the Vice Chancellor. They are also known as Deputy Vice-Chancellors. As you'll see in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online (on the right), a Vice-Chancellor is normally in charge of a university.
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Unfortunately, I have never been to The UK. 
Oxford university is great I liked its nice old building it makes you feel warmth, isn't it ?
 There are also loads and loads of other great university like Harvard and Cambridge. Universities in my Country are not that famous we have Alex  and Cairo universities.

I`ve been in Oxford City, it`s beautiful place. There are a lot of university in the town. It`s a wonderful city. So I`ll hope, in the future they will discover this place.

I have never been to UK. It is a fabulbous country and i wish I would have chance to visit one day. Oxford is one of the most famous universities where any student want to study here. Thank you for this video, I have learnt more about education in UK.

No I have never been in UK but I hope so. I know one other famous university in Great Britain also it's ( Cambridge university(. The universities are important to expand our knowledge and to be more educated it's very important nowadays to study in a university .And thanks for a nice video and great job

I have been to England before, but because of time, I didn't pay a visit to here. After this video, I really feel that I must visit this university next time.

Oxford is a wonderful university to training.I want to visit there one day

How can I download the video?? Help,please :)