Oxford

Oxford is a beautiful university town that is famous all over the world. The University of Oxford is the oldest university in Great Britain; it already existed in the 12th century. In the town centre there are many old buildings. There is also a museum where you can learn more about Oxfords history.

Oxford

Grammar Exercise on the Text

Simple Past

We use the simple past for situations and actions in the past. For further information, check out our grammar section: Simple Past.

Write the verbs in simple past.

  1. The University of Oxford (be) the first British university.
  2. The lecturers of the colleges (speak) a very clear English.
  3. That's why Oxford English (become) known as the English of educated people.
  4. In the 19th century, Lewis Carroll (write) 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' in Oxford.
  5. Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) (study) electrical engineering at Oxford.