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History Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob and Stephen talk about American English and some uses of passive verb forms.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Click on the American English word to complete each sentence.


Task 2

Can you remember the American English words from Task 1? Type in the words to complete the sentences.


Task 3

Complete the sentences with the correct passive expressions for talking about landmarks.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


That's great exercise!

its great lesson...but i can't answer well the task..

It's strange but I couldn't check right answers in Task 2( I've made 2 mistakes and it was important for me to know what exactly it was)....

Hello Victoria,

If you click on the Finish button (to the right of Check Answers), the correct answers are displayed. I just tried this with Task 2 and it worked for me. If it doesn't work for you, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Thank a lot Peter M!

It was difficult to me to complete the pasive voice, however, after many intents I could understand and tick the right answer..

I wonder why I could not open the transcripts of History Scene 1 - language Focus. Please help me!

Hello hlen,

Transcripts are available for the Scene 1 and 2 sections, and the last section of each episode of Word on the Street, but the Language Focus sections do not have transcripts as they are designed to focus on the language rather than be listening practice. I'm not sure why the link is on the page but I'll check this.

Best wishes,



The LearnEnglish Team

:)) Thank you for the lessons. "I want to ask" and "I have a question" - which of these two statements is the most accurate and correct. please reply

Best wishes

Hello inside,

This really depends on the context, but I agree with juliejulie: 'I have a question' is more appropriate in a much wider variety of contexts than 'I want to ask'.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team