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

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Which of these topics do we hear about?

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Use a word or number to complete the sentences.

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

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

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I am certain that knowledge it's the most important thing we individually must develop in order to make things going better, whether as species or as individuals, and both in quality and in quantity. By knowing qualitatively makes us able to decide about a specific context, whereas to know quntitatively makes us able to choose more wisely about what is better to do in a specific situation.
In anyway, i think knowledge is a process of investigation which requires above all an enquiring and critical mind's acctitude: it's not just a process of gaining informations or notions using some memory's technique (for istance), but a process of costruction, to which we learn to know an object by ourselves's experience, and by the specific background that concerns us: the Kknowledge it's never one, but it's multiple with regard of our personal story! This is what i mean for having a critical and enquirig mind: to be creative.
Hence, in my opinion universities have the role of theaching how to be flexible and creative in developing the learning ability, without reducing the education in some kind of passive aquisition!

Hi everyone

It is my only dream to be studying in one of the most eminent universities such as Oxford. I hope one day this luxury come true.

Hello everybody! I haven't been to Oxford yet, but I hope one day I will.
I also know some others: Cambridge, Harward, Yale. Studets studing there are really lucky dogs.
In my opinion, universities play a big role in helping person to become a personality, find his way, make a contribution to the world.

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I've never been to Oxford and probably never will be, though it would be interesting to visit this famous historical place. A friend of mine has been there because she is a Harry Potter fan and she wanted to see the place where Hogwards school was shot (if I'm not confusing anything). I know many other famous universities such as Cambridge, Harward and Sorbonne. In my country there are very good and famous universities too such as Moscow State University named after M. Lomonossov. I think, universities are important because they provide education and consequently a good job and a better future for young people and for the whole country abd they are also centers of research.

I have never been to oxford
actually most of the people would have never been there
it is like a dream to study there
I think universities are important but the number of universities must remain minimum otherwise the quality of study would become deteriorate

Unfortunately, I’ve never been to Oxford University and there’s almost no chance that I’ll become a student there one day. I’ll more likely visit that great place as a tourist.
I’ve heard that such universities as Cambridge in the UK and Harvard and Yale in the US are among the most famous ones in the world. Well, I discovered that fact through watching foreign movies when I was only a teenager. Now, with all the information the internet provides, anyone interested in this subject can find a great deal of materials there.
I definitely consider universities to be extremely important whether in my own country or anywhere else because the more educated people will be around us, the more prosperous and meaningful will be everyone’s life in general.

Hi,

What's the different in meaning between these two sentences:
1- It has existed for nine hundred years.
2-It was existed for nine hundred years.

Hello khaled21222,

The first sentence is correct; the second sentence is not correct.

 

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