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English is GREAT - Part 1

The story of English starts more than a thousand years ago. Richard goes to the British Library to hear – and see – how the language has changed over the years.

Task 1

Which of these things do Richard and Roger discuss at the British Library?


Task 2

Type in the missing words or numbers.


Task 3

Can you turn these SMS messages into correct English?


Task 4

Choose the best phrasal verb to complete the sentence.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


Hello everybody i m from Senegal ( Dakar) ; I m student in marketing and communication. But , I have much matters to speak English very well. So I Would to Know if someone can help me for have the good grammar and vocabulary in that language? Thanks 

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Hello Gale,
Thank you for your kind words - that's our aim for LearnEnglish!
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

thank you for this video. it's great

It's a great video.
Thank you

I like the information on British council, but for the MV, can not we download them ? can you help ?

Hello Ivy,
Thanks for you comment. What do you mean by 'MV'? I'm afraid I don't know that term.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

The word "MV" is just the abbreviation of "music video". Chinese always use this word. I think it is not proper to describe this video.

Both English and Britain are great. I like both of them^^

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