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English is GREAT - Part 2

Richard finds out about all the different kinds of English and talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of students who come to Great Britain to learn English every year.

Task 1

Order the events in the video.


Task 2

Choose the right answer.


Task 3

Put the right word in each space to complete the sentences.


Task 4

Be careful - not all adverbs need -ly! Add -ly if it is needed.




Language level

Advanced: C1
Upper intermediate: B2


I would like to follow a short course regular english in London, for example 2 or 3 days.

I think English is the most important language for business and travel abroad because in an international language of communication. It happened because United States since the latest years of 19th. century became in  the most important country in  business, commerce, politics and industry.
To study English in an  English speaking country is very important because all time you need to speak in this language because is it the only way to communicate with people. I would like to study English in  London because is a beautiful city  and british accent is perfect because is the original.

Hello.I'm Rehile.I have problem to download this video.

Hello everyone,

This is me Shafi Khan from Afghanistan, Helmand Province, Lashkar Gah City, this is a city where no one can speak English. just a year ago i had problem understanding British accent but i really loved to learn English and understand British accent, so i found British Counsel and started learning English and I have been been following British counsel English lessons from the last one year and over the course of this one year i improved my listening and speaking skill a lot.

I would say to those people who really like to learn English to be a member of British Counsel in order to understand English.
Shafi Khan

why I can't see the video, where can I find it

Hello wanjia!
Sorry to hear you're having problems! Unfortunately, users in some countries do have difficulties seeing our videos, and they are not available for download. We do not have an answer for these Britain is Great videos at the moment.

However, we are trying a new solution. If you go to our recent Word on the Street video series - for example, Flathunting – underneath the main video you will see a link that says 'Can't see video? Click here!'. Please give it a try, and let us know how it works. That way, we can move more of our videos to the new system.
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, I'm from Spain and all these tasks are helping me to learn english. I'm spending my summer in London working as an au pair and it's difficult to find out a good and cheap english academy. I was attending a course last july, but in summer, english courses are more expensive than in others months.
I have to say that there are more ways to learn english, instead going to an academy, which costs you so much money and sometimes don't really help you...
There are hundreds of web pages like this you can use, newspapers, books, music, films, series online with subtitles... don't be lazy and check it out! 
And when you think you're prepared, you can improve your speaking skills meeting up with native speakers in your own country.
Cheers!! :)

Hello!!! My name is Claudia. I`ll be in Londres soon. I think this tape is really great. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

I consider English to be the world's most widely used language because it is the international language of communication not only between normal people, but also between politicians and businessmen. It is much more simple to learn one language than some languages. Another reason is that London is the world's financial center. The United Kingdom and the United States of America are the most industrial developed countries consequently it provides spreading of English language. The advantages of learning English language in an English-speaking country are practicing English in everyday situations and learning cultures and traditions of the Unites Kingdom. So studying English is an additional plus.
With respect,
Klimova Tanya