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The City of London

Nick talks about the history of The Thames and then is shown around a houseboat on the river. Later, he meets some artists who create incredible images of London in the future.

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.

Task 1

Comprehension Task

Fill in the gaps in the sentences with the words from the box.


Task 2

Comprehension Task

Read the questions about the video and select the right answers.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


Hi Daominhvu,

Thank you for letting us know about this - and well done for spotting it! You are quite right and I have corrected this typo.


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The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, I love to watch "word on the street" because it's natural English. I'm a English learner. But I've learned actual English by following Effortless English method by AJ. And I really love it. I watch TV shows, listen motivated audio program given by expert, and so on. I think the most important that motivate people to do something is to do what we love to do any through your whole heart into that until it's done. I want to you make more videos on "Word on the street" and I only saw the first video where you show a story, I didn't see the second video where you analyze video first. I'm very curious about your culture and your natural word you speak every day with a normal speed. I want you to bring a lot of videos like that on your web. Thanks!


Really London is a very important city, a example of cultural diversity.

Hello Kirk,
Ok, I see. Thank you.
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I really like this Site. But honestly I don't know why sould I complete the word verification in every part if I have account for this site.

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Sorry for the inconvenience! It takes a lot of work to keep LearnEnglish free of spam, and this kind of verification is one way we do that. 

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I cant see the answers at all? where is finish or check answer buttons ?

Hello mahdi-matoori,

We've found that the Submit and Check Answers buttons are not appearing in some browsers. We're working on fixing this, but in the meantime, please try using a different browser – the buttons are working in most browsers.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

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