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History Scene 2

Ashlie and Jay Marie have afternoon tea and Stephen and Tristan take a tour of Elizabeth Tower and listen to a famous bell.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Task 1

Choose one or more name(s) to answer the questions.


Task 2

Watch the video again. Complete the extracts with the correct information.


Task 3

Complete the extracts from the videos with the correct time adverbials.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi there Learning English team
I wonder why Jay Marie said " You're so lucky to be living in London ".
Can we use "to live" instead "to be living" ?
Thanks a lot for helping me !

Hello PhuongHoang,

You could also use 'to live' here and it would be fine and mean pretty much the same thing. 'to be living', which is a continuous infinitive, focuses on the fact that it's an activity that's been continuing for some time. That doesn't seem to be an important fact here, but for whatever reason, Jay Marie decided to use this form.

Hope this helps.

All the best,


The LearnEnglish Team

I appriciate your help really.

I'd like to visit America and the Caribbean.

I would most like to visit New York and generally US or Italy, etc, i.e in all civilized countries.

hello kirk
in this sentence(Tristan: Brilliant! I’ve always wanted to go up there) I heard several times the word brilliant but Tristan says really not brilliant. which one is correct ? thank you

Hello nicky62,

I'm afraid I'm not sure what you mean here. Tristan says 'Brilliant' in an enthusiastic way here, just as the audioscript shows.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

hi peter
you are right I listened audioscript again and again finally I got it as( brilliant). thank you very much

which interesting place would you take visitor to your country?
Ayasofya Museum
Ayasofya has nine hundred year church and four hundred year mosk and now museum since 1935.
Some byzantiums historians first Ayasofya burnt a revolt result. Any ruins couldn't come modern day.
İmperial Lustin was want to build Ayasofya bigger than first two. Famous architecs Miletos and Trailes have built Ayasofya that extant. Meterials brought from antique Anatolia to İstanbul.
Ayasofya's build started in 532 and comlited in 537.
Ayasofya was conquered by Ottoman with the conquest of İstanbul.
Tourists can visit Ayasofya between 09:30-16.30 everyday.

could you explain me why my answer "It governs the *all* chime bells" in Task 2 is incorrect?
There is more then four bells in Westminster chimes?