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Oxford Scene 1

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

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Language level

Intermediate: B1


ıf you want, we can practice on the WhatsApp.

Hi Nicky,
I think it's OK to look at the transcription while you are learning. I suggest you do the following:
1. Listen to the recording and try to understand as much as possible
2. Listen again while you read the transcription
3. Look up any words you don't know in the dictionary
4. Listen a third time without the transcription
The more you practise, the easier it will be! Good luck!

I recently watched a report about Stephen Hawking who is a famous scientist working at the University of Oxford.
I know there's a well-known rowing competition between Oxford and Cambridge teams.
I suppose Ash and Steven are going to visit the place.

it's my dream to study in this university. May, be one day

Of course, I heard about Oxford University. It is one of the greatest educational institutes all over the world. Most of the famous scientists graduated or had been their post graduation degrees from this ancient University. It has a huge share in scientific research and lot of publications go out of this fantastic University.
Ashlie and Stephen may want to visit Oxford city to take amazing photos for its fabulous sceneries, or asking about some educational courses.

I've wanted to learn how to drive, it feels nice when you can go everywhere with your car.

why I can not see the video

Hello Janice,

As far as I can tell, everything is fine with the video - I can certainly play it on my computer. I'd suggest you try using a different device or browser. If that doesn't work, then please let us know what browser and browser version you're using and we'll look into it.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Janice,

Thank you for that information. I'd suggest you try this page on our Chinese site, as the video server for our English site doesn't always work in China. If that still doesn't work for you, please let us know.

Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Janice,

I'm sorry about that. Have you tried using a different browser? That often helps with video problems. Please try one or two others and let us know if it works. It'd also be a good idea to try a different computer, tablet or phone if that's possible.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team