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History Scene 1 - Language Focus

Rob and Stephen talk about American English and some uses of passive verb forms.

Watch the video. Then go to Task and do the activities.

Task 1

Click on the American English word to complete each sentence.


Task 2

Can you remember the American English words from Task 1? Type in the words to complete the sentences.


Task 3

Complete the sentences with the correct passive expressions for talking about landmarks.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


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Hi KirK,

I'm a new learner. I would like to watch the video in Listen and Watch, but it doesn't work. Pls advice me about this problem.

Thanks a lot.

I was some of problem but, I fixed by made flash player work from options of internet explorer. Try it

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Hi Peter,

I will try to use anther device as your advice.

Thanks a lot

I like the way that you explain the topics. So, I'm afraid I learned a little bit more about English accents between The United Kingdom and The United States.

It is nice and usfuel video......

Good video for explain the difference to american and britain english.


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