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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.





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

It's amazing ,I love  English literature which I studied in college

i cant watch the video, how can i watch? please help me

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Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Great!!! I love English literature. I was fortunate to be in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace 3 years ago... it was fantastic... I'm afraid I missed the Globe and Dickens Museum in London... but I hope I can visit them someday... I was in Jane Austin's Museum in Bath... I love her works... I'm reading "Sense & Sensibility" now and I finished "Pride & Prejudice" about a month ago... I read them in English... I don't understand all but as I watched the movies already I catch most. I think it's a good exercise to improve your English: watch the movie and then read the book.
Thanks to the British Council LearnEnglish team... keep doing this sort of things... Cheers!!!