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The Classic British Car

Carmen visits the National Motor Museum and talks to an expert about the rise and decline of the Classic British car.

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Language level

Intermediate: B1
Upper intermediate: B2


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I am now here ,plz, can hjalp me. i want my english is well

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I'm new member of your site.could you pleas guide me how should I start learning English here?I want to improve my listening ,speaking, grammar and reading. and how can I edit my profile?I really need your help.
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Hi teacher, i hv 2 questions for you..
1. In the video above, Carmen said, "Bentleys, Aston Martins and Rolls Royces, like this one, are just some of the classic cars to have been built in the UK."
I was wondering why she said "to have been built in the UK" instead of "which have been....". Can u explain this for me?
2. In the video above, Stephen said, "Well it was made by traditional craftsmen, handmade using the finest materials available regardless of cost".
What does it mean(the sentence)? I can't understand that phrase 'regardless of cost'.
thx before, sir. I'll wait your reply. 

Hi fernandd,

In answer to your first question, you could certainly say "which have been built" instead. The structure with the infinitive is simply an alternative (though less common) way of saying the same thing.

If you look up regardless in the dictionary (see the search box on the right), you'll see that it means despite. In other words, the high cost of the finest materials was not considered a problem.

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I like this video series very much and enjoy doing exercises. This site is new for me, but just being here only during some hours I've realized how much it gives - not only grammar, but many exciting facts about GB history, culture, daily life, real English speech etc etc etc... Thanks to all people who have done such a great job!
Elena, Ekaterinburg, Russia

I really enjoyed that scene, and I have got some historical informations about Britain's cars.

Very intersting! And I love cars, driving) 

thank you very much indeed fot all the topics,they are helping me to improve my english