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.






O.K. If I had a new life I would spend it at Oxford University! In the present my life (I'm seventy), though .....never say never...,  it's too late for me! I'm happy just trying to learn a bit of English! Thanks so much for your "job".

Answer D: its research projects] should be one of the answers.  Richard and Sally mentioned research several times in the video.

I will be visiting Oxford someday! i wish!

Thanks I can watch now??//
I am going to study in Oxford university soon, thanks for giving me information about it..,,,...

Nine hundred years old. Well, It's absolutely fantastic!  Oxford is a famous and important university.I'll visit it when I travel to Britain. And I also hope to visit Cambridge.
The University Of Saint Paulo is the most important university in Brazil. It is the best university in Latin America...

i can't see the video!!!!! :(((((((((((

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Adam i told u that all videos don`t have the part "can`t see video"
please add it to them.

Hello Maryam,
Yes, we know that. We are testing this technique on a few pages before we add it to all of our video pages. It will take time to add it to all our pages and we want to be sure it works for everyone first.
I know that it works for you because you told me on another page, but I want to check that it works for other people as well, for example mani_jd.
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The LearnEnglish Team

thank u Adam, for everything.
i`m looking forward to watching them. thank u again and again.