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Literature is GREAT - Part 1

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.





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Oh, my goodness. I loved this video! I think both English and Spanish literature are great. Well... all literature is amazing, no matter where it comes from! :)

Thanks for video,briefly and expressive. William Shakespeare is an actual playwriter in all the times. Yeh, that man was absolutely right the Love,Jealousy, Betrayal, Honesty - are themes for human life once and ever .

Shakespeare's plays teach us to be kind,to have great love to life, to be strong and other high
feelings ...
Thank you Great Shakespeare for your Great work!

How interesting !!! I like English literature. and I studied some of Charles Dickens 's novels at college and also the bard works, William Shakespear's plays such as midsummer night dream and Macbeth. Thanks so much for your efforts.

I have some problems in seeing the exercise

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I love English literature, thank you in advance

Hi.I am looking the transcript and I want to know what the meaning of "a beautiful frons scenae" might be?  Thank you in advance!

so interesting i like it so much