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Episode 15

Tess and Ravi discuss the most famous city in the UK - I think you know what it is! Rob and Adam read your comments about social networking.

Tess & Ravi

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Task 4

Task 5

Task 6

Task 7

Task 8


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Have you been to London? Did you like it? What do you know - or think - about London?


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi, all. I have been to London once. I went there last year in the winter. London is a great city to visit. We stayed there for only four days and tried to see as many places as we can. We went to London's eye and captured fantastic views of the city from the top. We walked through the Oxford street and did some shopping for self and family. This was a memorable trip and I enjoyed it a lot with my family.

I've never been in London but I've got some friends living there and they told me that's an impressive and beautiful city at night and also got old beautiful bridges which are full of lights at nights. They'd told me they went to visit the palace of Westminster and other attractions the first days they were staying in the city but they don't go any more because they're very crowded places full of tourists. I think like other capital cities in the world represent part of the culture of the country itself so it could be interesting to visit it someday and learn a bit more about how people live there in the present and share multiple cultures from many countries all over the world in the city.

Thanks for the episode.
Great site!!

I haven't been to Britain before. Also, I don't have many information about sightseeings that london has but the most thing I know it about it the Big Ben clock. I think London is very crowding city because it is the center of Britain so I think it has many big shopping centers and fantastic places to go there .

I’ve been to London twice and I liked it! In Japan we learn American English but in London they speak British English so I couldn’t understand some words.

Hi everyone
I've never been to England and I am looking forward to it.
but the most common thing I know about London is Big Bin

Dear Team,
is there maybe a little confusion with the statement, in Task 1/a:''Big Ben is a big clock in London'', according to the follow sentences from the text,which all of them could be taken as partly true?
''Big Ben is the name given to the really big clock tower...''
'' Actually, Big Ben is really the name of the bell that rings every hour...''
'' ...but everyone says Big Ben for the clock and the tower as well...''
What could we consider as the ''stronger'' true thing?The one with the terms''...Actually.....really...''or the other with''but everyone says...''
I am simply wondering.
Thanks in advance,

Hello Nikoslado

I've changed the wording of that first statement in Task 1 to make it more clear.

Thanks again for pointing these things out to us!

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello everyone!I've never been there,not yet,But I watch The Premier League here from Brazil.I wish one day I will be able to watch a match in some of the Britain's stadiums.

I have never been in London, but I desire to go to there. I think that London is an elegant, clean, and beautiful pleace, in the other hand, I think you need a lot of money to go there because in england the transport, food and lodgigin are so expensive.

I’ve never been to London but I wish I could. When I used to study at school while English lessons I read about British culture, its authentic places to visit, food and people. What I think at once about when I think about Britain is Big Ben, British Channel, Buckingham Palace, telephone cab, red colour, double-decker and oatmeal for breakfast. For me London is a great city with its own rich history as well as the whole country, a very powerful colonial empire in the past. I can’t but mention Francis Drake, one of my favourite historical character who I read a lot about and saw many documentaries on TV like BBC and Discovery.