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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


Two main character pronounce very nice so it is easy to understand

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Good lesson!! Thanks :)

I Think it' s right To Have The transcript after The video because in this Way we must To listen at It Twice at least

It would be nice to have a "rollable" transcript under the video. I do repeat the sentences loudly from the text but it is difficult to get always back up from the text to the video.
Also it would be very helpful to have the pause-button always active. Now it always disappears after a couple of seconds making it impossible to stop the video at the right moment.
What do you think?

Hello Éva Pajor,

Thank you for your suggestions, which we will note for the next time we redesign the site.

We are planning subtitles for future videos, but please remember that the goal is to listen without the text, so there is a reason for not having the text visible all the time.

Thanks again for your suggestions.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Peter, thank you for your reply.
I do listen to the video without reading the transcript a couple of times first. And basically I do understand them.
But because I want to improve my speech I do repeat the sentences later and try to keep the speed of them. You know what you do not say articulated, the shortenings. They drive me crazy because of the entirely different grammar compared to my mother tongue. And it helps a lot - I've noticed after doing it with just some videos.

Good Lesson! I Have Learnd lots of new words.
Very interesting and nice

Well, this is a nice video. This conversation helps my speaking skill. So I really apreciate with your great effort.

Nice and useful