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Oxford Scene 1

In this episode, Stephen and Ashlie visit the ancient city of Oxford.

Do the Preparation task first. Then watch the video. Next go to Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.


Language level

Intermediate: B1


Unfortunately the video is not available for watching and it shows "connection problem", however the speed of internet is sufficient. Could it be website failure?

Hello vugar.hasanov,

I'm sorry to hear that!

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Could anyone say if it is possible to download the video and transcript.If possible then how?

Hello AminulHaq,

I'm afraid that our videos are not available for download for legal reasons. There is, however a transcript available to you on the page under the Tasks, or you can download a PDF and see it there as well (under Download).

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The LearnEnglish Team

what does it mean by 'off we go'?

I think that a slang.
"They are going with a little uncertanly"

first of all I would like to thank all staffs making this learning programs for all English learners..
some sentences or words are saying so fast that cant be understood even hearing it several times if don't look it in the transcription. how can I solve my problem in this part? thanks

Such a good question, it was my question too, thanks for answer it.

Hello nicky62,

It's very hard to answer such a question as it really depends on you and your individual strengths and weaknesses. It may be just a question of become more familiar with English spoken at speed, or it may be a question of pronunciation, including become more familiar with sentence stress or intonation patterns.

In general, I would say the key is practice: the more you listen, the more familiar you will become with how spoken English works and the easier it will be for you to understand it.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

I will do my best on listening , as you advise me. thanks