Richard visits one of the world's largest science museums and the Wellcome Medical Museum, and finds out how British scientists, engineers and doctors have shaped our understanding of the world.

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At which museum does Richard see these things?

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Task 2

Which is the best answer for each of the questions?

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Task 3

Complete the sentences from the video by matching the halves.

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Task 4

Which of these words can be used as synonyms? There are always at least three right answers.

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Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2

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I am not aware of science museums until I've watched these videos and taught me to appreciate it. I looked at the internet and we have 2 museums in our country. I don’t have any idea of the most important scientific discoveries now a days but I am grateful to know some here at LearnEnglish. Yes I do because without knowledge we are nothing.

I don't know if in my country we've got a science museum.
I think the most important discovery of the twenty's century is the DNA.
Knowledge in my opinion is the better tool that we have to progress and live better, it's more important than money.

At Task 4 there's an error: at the instruction "more than two", but at the title "at least three right answers".

Hello nopainnogain,

"more than two" and "at least three" effectively mean the same thing in this context, though I can see how this is confusing. I've therefore changed the instructions.

Thanks for helping us to improve LearnEnglish!

Best wishes,

Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

there is no science museum in my town . knowledge is great
 

I never want to go to museum until I watched this interesting video. Your museum is so fantastic and attractive, it inspires me a lot of  great things of science, even though I don't really like it.
In my country, I have no idea about any science museum, most of them are relating to War. I was born in the late of 20th century so  I don't know much about inventions. Moreover, I think that every single invention is intellectual curiosity of human and they are all important pieces making our life more perfect. In other words, knowledge creates invention, invention inspires our life, good life make us want to live to gain more knowledge,....

wow! that is the coolest museum I have every seen. britain is indeed great :D wish I could go there someday.
Anyway is not there any new episodes? love this series & I guess it is the funnest way to learn english. maybe architecture can be the next topic. I found britain's architecture like zaha hadid's are gorgeously awesome.
anyway, thank you for making such a cool vid. best regards from indonesia

Hello Fadel,
Thank you for you comment - we really appreciated it. To be honest, I don't know if there will be any more videos, they were a lot of work (and quite expensive) to make, so we might leave it at that.
The UK does have some wonderful museums and I hope you can visit them some day.
Best wishes,
Adam
The LearnEnglish Team

oh sorry, I don't know that. well then~ thank you very much for the hardwork you've all been doing for all these times. I hope britishcouncil can create more innovating ways to learn english for us :)

Could you kindly tell me what music is playing on the background?
Thank u in advance!

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