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ESTE MATERIAL ES DE NIVELES B1 Y B2 EQUIVALENTE A NIVELES 9 Y 12 DEL CENNI

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Improve your English listening skills with our new audio series, Virtually Anywhere. The
series tells a story about university students Geeta and Paul. They are struggling with their
coursework, when a mysterious professor offers to help.
Each of the seven episodes comes with B1-B2 level activities to help learners practise the
language used in each episode. For teachers, there are lesson plans available, so the
episodes can also be used in the classroom.

The series begins with final-year archaeology students Geeta and Paul arguing about
which location to study for their final piece of coursework.
Suddenly they are contacted by a mysterious character called the Professor, who says he
wants to meet them.

Read the email from Paul and Geeta's tutor before you listen to Episode 1:

FROM: Dr Davis - Head of Archaeology (Staplebridge University) TO: Paul Cross; Geeta Varma
SUBJECT: Details of final piece of Archaeology coursework ----------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------- Dear Geeta and Paul, You have been paired to work together for
your final piece of written coursework of your Archaeology degree. Its an open research task
where you can choose which subject to focus on. Your task is to hand in an investigation about one
of the following locations: The ancient city of Teotihuacan The Terracotta Army Please decide
between you which location you want to study. I dont have to remind you how important this piece
of work is and I wish you the best of luck. Remember that you will also be marked on how well you
work as a team. Please make sure that the work is finished and handed in by the end of next week.
Kind regards, Dr Davis

Afterwards, you can do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.

Listen to episode 1
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Transcript
PAUL: Hi Geeta.
GEETA: Hello Paul.
PAUL: Look, I know we haven't always agreed on things in the past ...
GEETA: Well, I can't really remember us agreeing about anything.
PAUL: OK, OK, and you think I'm a bit of an ...
GEETA: Idiot? Yes I do, and I also think you're a bit lazy ...
PAUL: Hey, that's not fair!
GEETA: I'll tell you what's not fair Paul, Doctor Davis pairing me with you - that's not fair! When
I'm about to get a first class degree and you're about to fail the entire course!
PAUL: Listen Geeta ...
GEETA: No, no, you listen. Look, I'm sorry Paul. I don't mean to be rude, but you need to
understand how important this is to me! If I don't get an A grade in the final piece of coursework
then I won't get a first class degree, which will mean that I won't get the job I want at the museum.
PAUL: Well it's the same for me! Well, not about the job, but I need an A grade just to pass the
course!
GEETA: Well, it looks like we're in this together then, aren't we? Let's at least try to get along.
PAUL: Hey, of course we can get along! I promise I'll try my best.
GEETA: You promise?
PAUL: Yes, I promise.
GEETA: Thank you. Right, I've already researched the locations and I think we should definitely
study Teotihuacan. It's this incredible ancient city in Mexico, and no one's really sure who
originally built it. Parts of the site are fascinating, like the Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent, and
there's a road that's called The Avenue of the Dead that runs right through the middle of the city! I
think we should definitely study it.
PAUL: No way - we should definitely do the Terracotta Army - it's amazing! All those ancient
statues of warriors protecting the Emperor's tomb - I read there are 8,000 of them! And they were
only discovered fairly recently, so there's still so much to find out! It's a place that's full of mystery
...
GEETA: You can't be serious? The Terracotta Army is what everyone else on the course will
choose! If we want to get an A grade, we need to do something more original and go with
Teotihuacan!
PAUL: But it's a bit boring, isn't it? We want warriors! Swords! Danger! The Terracotta Army!
Come on!
GEETA: No! No. Argh! I can't believe this is happening! Sorry, just got an ... email.
PAUL: Yeah, me too.
GEETA: Hmm, how strange. It says: Are you having a difficult time with your group coursework?
Come to Study Room 42 ...

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PAUL: ... in the Darwin Building at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Yeah, I got the same message. From the
Professor. Which Professor?
GEETA: No idea. Wait a minute, what's the time?
PAUL: It's a quarter to three - the meeting's in 15 minutes! Shall we go?
GEETA: It depends - will you agree to study Teotihuacan?
PAUL: Er, no.
GEETA: Well, let's go then. Maybe this Professor can help you decide that I'm right. We'll have to
be quick though - the Darwin Building's at the other end of campus.

Download the Lesson Plans for episodes 1 & 2


La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY
ANYWHWHERE, Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episodes-1-and-2.pdf
After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en THE ASSIGNMENT START BUTTON,
aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val001-virtually-
anywhere-episode-1

Archaeology students Geeta and Paul can't decide which location to study for their final
piece of coursework. But a meeting with a mysterious Professor is about to change all that.
He's got a special computer that can transport people anywhere in the world - virtually.

Listen to episode 2
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who don't get along very well.
They are working together on their final piece of coursework, and while arguing over which
location to study, they are suddenly contacted by a mysterious character called the Professor, who
asks them both to meet him.
GEETA: Well we got here!
PAUL: Just about - I didn't think you'd make it!
GEETA: What is your problem?
PAUL: Whatever - it's just a joke, Geet.
GEETA: And don't call me Geet, I ...
PROFESSOR: Paul! Geeta! Hello. I'm the Professor! Glad you could make it.
PAUL: Hello, er, Professor, um, are you - are you one of the course tutors?
GEETA: How did you know our names?
PROFESSOR: Hmm. Poor questions - I'm not surprised you're both about to fail the course!
GEETA: I'm not about to fail the course! I'm on for an A grade!
PROFESSOR: Really? Well good for you - looks like you won't be needing my help then.
GEETA: Well ... Yes ... I mean - um ...
PROFESSOR: So, why are you here?
PAUL: Well, you emailed us and told us to come here.
PROFESSOR: I did, but that's not why you're here. You're here because you chose to come here.
You're here because ...
PAUL: ... because we can't agree about the subject for our essay.
PROFESSOR: I see. Well, I believe I can help you. Now come in, come in! Welcome to Virtually
Anywhere!
GEETA: Wow! What is this?
PROFESSOR: Good question! That's much more like it - if you keep asking questions like this
Geeta, then maybe you'll pass the course after all!
GEETA: But I am going to pass the course!
PROFESSOR: Details, details, details! Unimportant! What's more important, far more important,
is where do you want to go first?
PAUL: Go first? Go where? Listen, Professor, can you please slow down and explain what's going
on here?
PROFESSOR: Slow! Yes. They said you were a bit slow. Anyway, let me explain what's going on
here. What you see in front of you is a very special computer that I built myself. It's a virtual reality
machine called Virtually Anywhere, and it is incredibly powerful. It uses the very latest technology
and it can virtually transport you to anywhere in the world. It is an amazing way to learn about
history, culture and lifestyles, all without having to leave the room!
GEETA: I don't mean to be rude Professor, but it sounds like it would probably be better for
schoolchildren - we're about to become professional archaeologists!
PROFESSOR: But you're not professional archaeologists yet! You need to experience it to believe
it. Once you're plugged into the machine, everything will appear to be very real - almost completely

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lifelike. And you can go anywhere you want, to the ruins of Teotihuacan or perhaps even to the
Terracotta Army.
PAUL: Now you're talking - let's go and see the Terracotta Army! Then you'll see, Geet.
GEETA: Geeta. It's Geeta, and this ... is insane.
PAUL: Well, we're here now, so I reckon let's try it out. What harm can it do? Plus we can always
go to Teotihuacan afterwards so that you can see that I was right all along!
GEETA: Oh dear. How did I end up here? OK, OK then, let's do it, let's go.
PROFESSOR: The right choice! Now put these headsets on. No wait, first - do either of you need
the toilet?
GEETA: No.
PAUL: No.
PROFESSOR: Wonderful! Then put the headsets on.
PAUL: Headsets? They look like huge helmets!
PROFESSOR: Just put it on Paul. Good, now sit down. The machine makes quite a lot of noise
when it's turned on, so be prepared. Right then - hold on to the handles. Both hands. And ... here we
go!
GEETA: That's pretty loud!
PAUL: Are you sure this thing is safe?
PROFESSOR: I don't really know. This is the first time I've used it on humans.
GEETA: What? Did you say this is the first ...

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en THE PROFESSORS MACHINE START
BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val002-virtually-
anywhere-episode-2

In this episode Paul and Geeta travel to China to see the Terracotta Army using the
mysterious Professor's virtual reality machine.

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Listen to episode 3
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who don't get along
very well. They are working together on their final piece of coursework, and while arguing
over which location to study, they are suddenly contacted by a mysterious character called
the Professor, who says that he can help them. The Professor shows them a virtual reality
machine, called Virtually Anywhere, which can transport people to anywhere in the world.
They all plug into the machine, turn it on and virtually travel to the Terracotta Army in
China.
PROFESSOR: Haha! It works! This is exactly what I wanted to happen! Anyway, this ... is
the Terracotta Army!
PAUL: What's going on? It's ... It's like I'm really here!
GEETA: It's ... It's amazing!
PROFESSOR: Well, I did tell you that it would all feel very real.
GEETA: You did, I just didn't expect it to feel ... this real. So where shall we go first?
CHANGYING: Hello! Good afternoon, I am Changying. I will be your tour guide today and
show you around the Terracotta Army - the protectors of the tomb of Qin Shi Huang - the
First Emperor of China!
PAUL: This is so cool!
CHANGYING: Are we ready to begin? Good! Then follow me!
GEETA: Professor, this all feels incredibly real. How does it work?
PROFESSOR: Geeta, the tour has already begun - it would be rude to interrupt our tour
guide.
GEETA: So ... is she actually a computer then?
PROFESSOR: Geeta! We can talk about this later!
GEETA: But she's so lifelike. I just don't get it.
PROFESSOR: Yes, I know, but you have an essay to write and we really should be
listening to Changying, shouldn't we?
PAUL: Yeah come on Geeta, just enjoy it - this is brilliant!
CHANGYING: So, let's stop here for a moment. The Terracotta Army was discovered in
1974 by local farmers, and experts believe that there are over 8,000 soldiers here. Each
warrior is a life-size model and their average height is about 1.7 metres.
PAUL: That's how tall I am! They look smaller than that. Hang on, let me check - I'll jump
down and have a look! ... Yes it's true! They are all the same height as me!
CHANGYING: Please come back here immediately! It is forbidden to touch the statues!
PAUL: OK - sorry!

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GEETA: Paul! Stop acting like an idiot! Remember we're here to learn and not mess about
- plus you promised me you'd try your best!
PAUL: OK, OK! I'm just having a bit of fun - it's not like any of this is actually happening.
PROFESSOR: Can I just interrupt for a moment - now, my young friends are very
excitable, and ...
PAUL: Ow!
GEETA: What's wrong?
PAUL: An insect just bit me ... but ... that really hurt! Professor, how can that happen?
PROFESSOR: As I've already said, Virtually Anywhere is almost completely lifelike. Now
Changying, I apologise for all of this, please continue with the tour.
CHANGYING: As I was saying, one of the most important facts about the warriors is that
each statue has its own unique design - every single one is different! That's why the army
took about 40 years to build and it's so huge in scale - if they were standing shoulder to
shoulder, the whole army would take up about 1,700 square metres!
GEETA: That's absolutely fascinating! And how many workers built the army?
CHANGYING: We can't be absolutely certain, but approximately 700,000 people worked
on both the army and the tomb.
PAUL: Wow, that's a massive number of people. So, where is this tomb that the warriors
are protecting then?
CHANGYING: Well, that's another topic really - you see the Emperor's tomb is about a
mile away from here to the east. What's inside the tomb is a great mystery, as most of
what we know about it comes from the ancient texts and legends. You see the tomb has
never been opened.
GEETA: It's never been opened? Not even by archaeologists?
CHANGYING: No. Until technology has improved enough to open the tomb without
damaging any of its treasures, it will probably remain closed. No one has been inside it for
thousands of years.
PAUL: You know what? I've just had a brilliant idea.
GEETA: I think I've had the same one!
PAUL: Professor? Can we use Virtually Anywhere to ...
GEETA: ... go inside the tomb of the First Emperor?
PROFESSOR: Why not! One moment, let me just get the computer remote control out ...
make a few minor adjustments to the program ... one second. Thank you Changying, and
goodbye!
CHANGYING: Goodbye?
PROFESSOR: Yes, goodbye! Now, Paul and Geeta - hold on tight!
PAUL: Hold on tight to what?
CHANGYING: What? Where did they go? I was just about to tell them all about the booby
traps in the tomb.

Download the Lesson Plan for episode 3

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La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY ANYWHWHERE,
Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episode-3.pdf

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en THE TERRACOTA ARMY CHINA START
BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val003-virtually-
anywhere-episode-3

In this episode, students Geeta and Paul travel via virtual reality machine inside the
famous Tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. It's a place which has remained sealed since the
Emperor's death, thousands of years ago...

Listen to episode 4
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who don't get along very well.
They are working together on their final piece of coursework, and while arguing over which
location to study, they are suddenly contacted by a mysterious character called the Professor, who
says that he can help them. The Professor shows them a virtual reality machine, called Virtually
Anywhere, which can transport people to anywhere in the world. Having travelled to the Terracotta
Army in China, they use Virtually Anywhere to go inside the Emperor's tomb - a place which has
remained sealed since the Emperor's death, thousands of years ago.
PAUL: I think I'm starting to get the hang of this.
GEETA: I can't see anything. It's very dark in here. Wait a moment, I've got a torch on my phone.
PAUL: Yeah, me too.
PROFESSOR: So here we are then, deep inside the famous tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang - no
one has been in here for a very, very long time.

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GEETA: Look! Paul, come over here - this is an ancient Chinese musical instrument! Fascinating!
I've seen pictures similar to this in books, but to see one so perfectly preserved ...
PAUL: Yeah, just look at the detail in the decoration! The others on our course would be amazed if
they could see this!
PROFESSOR: Now listen, I think we should do a bit of research about what the tomb contains
before going any further. Let me just connect to the internet with the Virtually Anywhere remote
control. Hmm, I'm getting a weak signal - I just need to check something. Don't move. I'll be back in
a minute or two.
GEETA: Wait Professor! He's gone!
PAUL: Erm ... shall we ... um ... explore a bit?
GEETA: Well ... I don't see what harm it would do to go a little bit further down this tunnel.
PAUL: Check out these pots!
GEETA: Yes, they're wonderful. And what's this? Looks like some kind of door.
PAUL: Well there's no way back now. I guess we should keep moving forward - the Professor will
find us eventually.
GEETA: This looks like some kind of entrance. I'll just ...
PAUL: Wait!
GEETA: You saved me Paul! My goodness, if you hadn't pulled me back that arrow would have hit
me.
PAUL: I'm just glad you're all right. Look at it, I think it's a crossbow bolt - I'm amazed it still
works after all this time. It must have been a trap to protect the tomb from, er ...
GEETA: People like us ... Paul, shine your torch over there. Are they ... what I think they are?
PAUL: Human skeletons. Hundreds of them.
PROFESSOR: Ah, hello again! Oh, you've moved! Oh well, never mind - listen, I've got all the
information I could find about the tomb. Let me see ... Now the first thing is that we need to be very
careful, apparently there are booby traps, like crossbows, all designed to go off if anyone walks
near them.
PAUL: You don't say ...
PROFESSOR: I do say! And what else? Hmm. Now, you need to prepare yourselves for this: after
the tomb was completed, the people who worked on it were sealed inside. They were trapped and
left to die. No one could escape. It might shock you, but we can probably expect to find a few
skeletons around.
GEETA: Professor.
PROFESSOR: Yes?
GEETA: Look!
PROFESSOR: Ah. I see ... Well it looks like you found the main tomb then - shall we investigate?
GEETA: Look at all this treasure! The Emperor must have been so rich.
PAUL: Check this out, there's some kind of liquid over here - what do you think it is?
GEETA: It looks like a metal of some kind, would it be ... mercury, or something like that?
PROFESSOR: Let me look it up ... Qin Shi Huang's tomb is thought to be surrounded by rivers of
liquid mercury, which the ancient Chinese believed could make you immortal.
GEETA: Isn't mercury really poisonous?

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PROFESSOR: Er, yes, especially when there is a lot of it.
PAUL: Like here.
PROFESSOR: Yes. I think we should go right ... now. The signal ... is very weak.
GEETA: I'm feeling ... I'm not feeling very well. I think I might be sick.
PROFESSOR: It's very, very weak.
PAUL: Yeah ... Everything's gone a bit blurry. I think I'll just sit down for a sec. Is it supposed to ...
feel this real Professor?
PROFESSOR: Come on! Useless computer! Work!
PAUL: I think I need a little nap. So I'll just have a quick sleep if that's ... OK with everyone.
PROFESSOR: Got it! Right, hold on everyone, here we go!

Download the Lesson Plan for episode 4


La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY ANYWHWHERE,
Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episode-4.pdf

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en THE EMPERORS TOMB - START
BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val004-virtually-
anywhere-episode-4

In this episode Geeta and Paul continue on their travels round the world via the
Professor's virtual reality machine. Having narrowly escaped the Emperor's Tomb in
China, they now find themselves at Teotihuacan in Mexico.

Listen to episode 5
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who, with the help of a
mysterious character called the Professor, have used a machine called Virtually Anywhere to
virtually transport themselves around the world. Having narrowly escaped the Emperor's tomb in
China, they now find themselves at Teotihuacan in Mexico.
PROFESSOR: Is everyone OK? Breathing? Good! Everyone's breathing! Well, that was very
interesting indeed!
GEETA: Interesting? We nearly died!
PROFESSOR: No! No ... Look, we're all fine.
PAUL: Fine? Fine! If this is just a computer program, then how come the mercury made us feel so
ill? What's going on Professor?
PROFESSOR: Paul, Paul, Paul! First things first - get up off the floor. Look, to answer your
question: Virtually Anywhere will simply try its best to make any situation feel exactly like it would
in real life.
GEETA: Well, when we were trapped in that tomb, you sounded like you were panicking too!
PROFESSOR: Well ... I wouldn't say panicking - I was just excited! Anyway, we're all here and
we're all fine, so welcome to the ancient city of Teotihuacan! Follow me!
GEETA: Come on Paul, let me help you up.
PAUL: I still feel sick.
GEETA: Me too.
PROFESSOR: You two - over here! Come and look at this!
PAUL: What a view!
GEETA: Yes, I've read about this place. This is The Avenue of the Dead; it's a large street that runs
right through the middle of the city. It was the centre of life in Teotihuacan, and there would
probably have been a huge market all around, full of people making and selling all sorts of things.
These days it's all very peaceful and quiet - just a handful of tourists wandering around. We can
only imagine what it would have looked and sounded like in the past ...
PROFESSOR: Well perhaps I can help! I can program Virtually Anywhere to show us what it
would have been like back then. There we go!
PAUL: Wow! How is this possible Professor? Is that the actual market? It looks so real.
GEETA: Yes, how is it possible Professor? Considering that no one actually knows for certain who
originally built and lived in Teotihuacan.
PROFESSOR: Without getting too technical Geeta, Virtually Anywhere looks at all the information
it can find and then makes a best guess as to how it would have looked at the time.
GEETA: OK, I guess that makes sense. It is pretty impressive!
PAUL: Shall we have a look about?
GEETA: Have you seen the birds for sale over there? I've not seen any like them before!
PAUL: They're amazing.
GEETA: Have you noticed that food stall? What are those vegetables?
PAUL: I've got no idea. And look, Geeta - check out the masks and bowls that these craftsmen are
making.
GEETA: Yes! I've read about this as well, they were made out of a special kind of rock ...

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FERNANDO: ... called obsidian.
GEETA: Where did the market go?
PROFESSOR: Something disrupted the signal. I think it was this chap right here.
FERNANDO: Fernando, at your service! I am your tour guide for today! As I was saying, many of
the items discovered in the city were made out of obsidian - it is a type of glass that comes from
volcanoes, and the ancient people of Teotihuacan used it for making all kinds of things.
PROFESSOR: Fascinating stuff. It's very nice to meet you Fernando, and I'm sure my
archaeological student friends have lots of questions to ask ...
FERNANDO: Archaeology students? Very cool - you already have some knowledge then. So tell
me, have you noticed anything interesting about this road we're standing on?
GEETA: Paul!
PAUL: What? What's happening to me?
GEETA: Paul! He's disappearing! Paul! Paul! Professor, what's happening? He's ... He's gone!

Download the Lesson Plans for episode 5


La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY ANYWHWHERE,
Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episode-5.pdf

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en TEOTIHUACAN MEXICO START
BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val005-virtually-
anywhere-episode-5

The story so far: students Geeta and Paul, having narrowly escaped from The Tomb of the
First Emperor in China, find themselves in Teotihuacan, Mexico. But after meeting a local
tour guide called Fernando, Paul vanishes unexpectedly.

Listen to episode 6
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who, with the help of a
mysterious character called the Professor, have used a machine called Virtually Anywhere to
virtually transport themselves around the world. Having narrowly escaped the tomb of the First
Emperor in China, they arrive in Teotihuacan in Mexico. After meeting a local tour guide called
Fernando, Paul vanishes unexpectedly.
GEETA: Paul! Where has he gone? Will he be OK? Professor!
PROFESSOR: It's probably just a problem with the system, I'm sure he'll be fine. As long as he's
been transported somewhere safely above ground and not into the middle of a rock! Aha, found
him. OK. It's telling me he's just over there ... in that temple ... somewhere ... deep underground ...
GEETA: Underground?
PROFESSOR: Yes.
GEETA: Deep underground?
PROFESSOR: Yes.
GEETA: Not safely above ground?
PROFESSOR: No. Although the computer has been having a few problems ...
FERNANDO: That's the Temple of the Feathered Serpent - there are many tunnels and burial
chambers underneath it.
GEETA: Could he be somewhere inside?
FERNANDO: Well it's possible. The tunnels are still being excavated, however it's strictly
prohibited to enter!
PROFESSOR: Well that must be it then. Virtually Anywhere has accidentally transported him
there.
FERNANDO: Virtually what? I don't understand. What happened to the other guy?
GEETA: Look, you saw him disappear, didn't you?
FERNANDO: I ... Er, well yes, I think that's what I saw. I don't know ...
GEETA: There's no time to explain, but Paul must be somewhere in the tunnels - can you take us
there?
FERNANDO: I can't ... I'm sorry. As I said, it's strictly prohibited to enter.
GEETA: Listen Fernando, Paul could be in real trouble - he could be stuck deep underground for
all we know, and he needs our help!
FERNANDO: Look, OK, OK! We can go there quickly, but you have to promise not to touch
anything.
GEETA: Of course!
PROFESSOR: Yes, yes.
FERNANDO: OK ... Follow me ... This is the entrance to the underground tunnels. Get inside!
Quickly! We don't want to be seen.
GEETA: Which way Professor?

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PROFESSOR: Down this passageway! Let's go! Right, we're very close. The computer says he
should be over in that corner.
GEETA: There's no one here! Paul! Can you hear me? Paul! There! Did you hear that?
FERNANDO: Yes! It sounds like it's coming from behind this wall!
PROFESSOR: That must be him! He's trapped in there!
FERNANDO: But ... that's impossible. This area has not been excavated - there's no way in ...
PROFESSOR: ... or out.
GEETA: Yes there is. Professor, pass me that pickaxe!
FERNANDO: What are you doing? Don't even think about using that axe! Firstly, this is an
archaeological site and secondly, you promised not to touch anything!
GEETA: But Fernando, Paul could be ...
PROFESSOR: Everybody stand back!
PAUL: Oh, hi guys!
GEETA: Paul! You're OK! Thank goodness.
PAUL: Yeah, I'm fine. I thought I was trapped in this chamber, but then I pulled a lever and the
door opened! Anyway, I think I've found something you might want to see. Come in here and have a
look at this.
GEETA: It's a huge mural. It's ... beautiful.
FERNANDO: This is ... an absolutely incredible painting. And it's perfectly preserved! It's a mural
of the Great Goddess of Teotihuacan! My friend, this discovery could make you a famous
archaeologist!
PROFESSOR: Well, not before he passes his final assignment I'm afraid. Now, I'm sorry to break
up the party, but my remote control batteries are getting low and I'm afraid it's time to get back so
that you can both begin work on that assignment.
GEETA: That suits me. After all this I think I need a good sit down and a nice cup of tea. Bye
Fernando.
FERNANDO: But you can't go now, what about the mural?
PAUL: Ah, just say you discovered it - maybe it can make you a famous archaeologist!
PROFESSOR: Right, it's time to go home! Hmm, I don't like the sound of that! Oh no! The
connection is very weak - we need to leave right now! I'm afraid it's going to be a bumpy ride back.
Hold on tight!

Download the Lesson Plan for episode 6


La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY ANYWHWHERE,
Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episode-6.pdf

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.

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Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en THE TEMPLE OF THE FEATHERED
SERPENT START BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val006-virtually-
anywhere-episode-6

After all their virtual adventures, can students Geeta and Paul finally make their way safely
back to university and finish their coursework?

Listen to episode 7
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Transcript
NARRATOR: Geeta and Paul are final year archaeology students who, with the help of a
mysterious character called the Professor, have used a machine called Virtually Anywhere to
virtually transport themselves around the world. After rescuing Paul, who had been trapped in a
hidden chamber, they discover an ancient mural, before finally returning back to where they began,
in Study Room 42 at Staplebridge University.
PROFESSOR: Welcome back! Is everyone in one piece? Paul, why are you lying on the floor? It's
becoming a bit of a habit for you!
PAUL: I don't know.
GEETA: You must have fallen out of your chair, how did that happen?
PROFESSOR: Details, details, details! Unimportant! What's more important, far more important,
is: have you decided which location you want to study?
PAUL: Geeta?
GEETA: It pains me to say this, but ... you were right Paul - having seen the inside of the tomb at
the Terracotta Army, I think we can put a very interesting essay together.
PAUL: Yes!
GEETA: All right, calm down. And stop smiling like that.
PROFESSOR: Well, don't let me keep you here. You'd better get started with your coursework!

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PAUL: Will do Professor.
GEETA: Although, maybe tomorrow. I think I need to go home and get some rest. So, goodbye
Professor, and thank you.
PAUL: Bye Geeta, I'll text you in the morning. Goodbye Professor!
PROFESSOR: Goodbye, and good luck!
GEETA: Paul!
PAUL: Hi Geeta, how are you?
GEETA: I couldn't sleep - too excited - today's the day!
PAUL: I know, we should be getting the result any moment now ... What's so funny?
GEETA: I was just ... I was just remembering the look on your face when you came out of that
hidden chamber under the temple. I was so worried. I knew that none of it was real, but it all felt so
real in the moment.
PAUL: I'll tell you what is real - the fact that you've been much nicer to me since I virtually saved
your life in the Emperor's tomb.
GEETA: Well, you've been much easier to get on with since you actually started working hard on
the course!
PAUL: What can I say, I'm a great guy!
GEETA: Yeah ... I guess you're all right. Why have you got a bandage on? Have you done
something to your arm?
PAUL: Yeah. It's an insect bite of some kind that made my arm swell up.
GEETA Is that ... where you got bitten when we were at the Terracotta Army?
PAUL: Yeah. Weird isn't it? It must just be a coincidence, though.
GEETA: That's the email from Doctor Davis!
PAUL: Ahem. Dear Paul and Geeta, your research essay on the Terracotta Army is an excellent
piece of writing. The section on the tomb of the Emperor is especially good and some of the best
work on the subject that I've ever seen. You have clearly worked exceptionally well as a team and I
am very pleased to tell you that you both passed the essay with an A grade. Yours faithfully, Doctor
Davis. Get in!
GEETA: That's amazing! I knew the essay was good, but I didn't think it would be that well
received.
PAUL: We did it Geeta, we did it! I passed the course, and with these grades you'll get your dream
job!
GEETA: You know what Paul, we need to go and thank the Professor - without him we would never
have done this well.
PAUL: Yeah, totally. Let's go and see if he's in his study room.
PAUL: Here we ... are.
GEETA: Erm ... This is the right place, isn't it?
PAUL: Yes, look, there's Study Room 41, and right here should be ...
GEETA: ... Study Room 42. But only it's not here. It's gone. There's nothing here - it's just ... a
blank wall.
PAUL: Am I going mad?

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GEETA: Well if you've gone mad, then I've gone mad, and I'm pretty sure I'm not mad. Just got an
... email.
PAUL: From ...
GEETA: The Professor.
PAUL: Open it.
GEETA: It says: Dear Paul and Geeta, congratulations on your A grade. I knew you both had it in
you! Best wishes, The Professor. Erm, I think you're going to want to see this Paul. Here, read it.
PAUL: In one of the biggest archaeological discoveries in recent years, a perfectly preserved
mural was found in a hidden chamber in Teotihuacan. Fernando Rodriguez, a tour guide at the
ancient city, discovered the painted mural, depicting the Great Goddess, by chance ... That's
unbelievable! I discovered it, and Fernando's taking all the credit!
GEETA: Paul!
PAUL: I can't believe he did that!
GEETA: Paul!
PAUL: What?
GEETA: You're not thinking.
PAUL: Thinking what?
GEETA: Well, either this is a massive coincidence, or ...
PAUL: Or ... Oh. It was all ... real?

Download the Lesson Plan for episode 7


La lesson plan esta en la carpeta RECURSOS EXTRAS . VIRTUALLY ANYWHWHERE,
Archivo virtually-anywhere-lesson-plan-episode-7.pdf

After listening, do the learning activities to practise the words you've heard.
Para esta actividad tiene que hacer click en RETURN TO STUDY ROOM 42 - START
BUTTON, aqu:
http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/learning-english/activities-for-learners/val007-virtually-
anywhere-episode-7

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