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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


- Have you ever heard of Oxford?
- Yes, I have. Its university is well known all over the world.
- What do you think they are going to do there?
- Maybe they are doing a trip, so they are going to visit the university and the city in general.

Ashlie: OK – remember to lock the car and don't forget to take the GPS with you. I’ll give you a ring after my exam. Bye!
I don't understand why we use " give you a ring" in this sentence.

Hello nguyen bao tin,

I think you can find the answer to this quite easily in any of the online dictionaries which are available. Just search for 'give somebody a ring'.

We have many comments to answer on LearnEnglish every day and we are a small team. It's not possible for us to answer all of them, so for vocabulary questions please use an online dictionary and then we'll be able to provide help with questions which you can't answer elsewhere.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Ashlie: Well, with you driving? Now!
I don't understand why we use "driving" not " drive" in this sentence.

Hello nguyen bao tin,

'With' is a preposition and is followed by an object. We can say, for example:

It is difficult with the bad weather.

It is easier with your help.

We can also make a similar construction using a noun + -ing form:

It is difficult with the rain falling.

It is easier with you helping.

We need to go now with you driving!

I hope that helps to clarify it for you.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

ı have heard about oxford before.I didn't go to the oxford but ı want

I've heard about Oxford before, but just like a college. This was the first time I heard Oxford like a city.

I've heard about Oxford before but I never go somewhere like that

Will it's the driving test it's difficult in england? Maybe i will need to get it.

Before seeing the video, I had heard of Oxford where has a famous university name's Oxford. I had visited Norway . It seems like England. It is great to be here. I hope I can visit Norway again.