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Lots of students, from all over the world, come to Britain each year to study. Nick visits Oxford University and the London School of Economics and talks to some students to find out what it's like to study in the UK.

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

Language Task

What prepositions go in the gaps? Watch the video again if you get stuck.

Exercise

Task 2

Can you re-order Stephen's questions to the students?

Exercise

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I was wondering if you could help me, plz have a look at the following sentence. ''Mum left me out lunch when she went to work''. Now, what does ' left me out' mean here? Plz help me.

Hello Sahaya,

'leave out' is a common phrasal verb that you can find in any good dictionary, but here 'leave' and 'out' don't go together. 'out' refers to 'out of the fridge or cupboard' or something like that, i.e. Mum has prepared lunch and left it ready to be eaten.

This sentence is slightly non-standard to my ears – as far as I know, a personal pronoun (such as 'me' in this sentence) can't be used this way. I'd say 'Mum left out lunch for me before going to work' or something like that.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sahaya,

You can generally count on websites or blogs produced by major organisations (e.g. the BBC, the Guardian) to have accurate English. Probably, however, you're more interested in other blogs. I'd just suggest that you read everything with a critical eye, and whenever you have doubts, consult the dictionary or other knowledgeable sources. You can also do an internet search in inverted commas of any questionable phrase ("phrase") to see how it's used around the internet.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sahaya,

To be honest, I'd never heard 'at the same sense' used in this way before watching this video. It must be a phrase from some variety of English. Here it clearly means 'at the same time', which means something like 'nevertheless' – see the explanation of this idiom in the Cambridge dictionary. 

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Sahaya princiya,

Please read the What are the comment sections for? section on our Help page, where you can see that our ability to answer questions such as these, which are unrelated to the page, is limited. 

In any case, I'm afraid I can't help you, as that phrase doesn't make any sense to me!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Could you please tell me what does it mean'at the same sense'. I've read this from nick's interview with oxford students. Shouldn't it be'at the same time?

i have two questions i would like to be answered plz...

1st. when we say " tuition fees for an overseas student " does it mean that are payed only from the state or are only payed from persones or they can be aboth sometimes payed from state and sometimes payed from students... ??

2nd." international student officers" is it about oxford's overseas students only or we can call overseas student at any other university that are In Stu Off ??? thanks

Hello Amar,

Our purpose at LearnEnglish is to help our users improve their English through helping them navigate and use the site and answer questions about the language. I'm afraid that we can't help with the kinds of questions you ask us here. I expect that somewhere on Oxford University's site, there is a place where you can find such information or ask such questions.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello Amar,

I'm afraid we can't help you with this - we have no connection with Oxford University. I'd suggest you search for this information using the searchbox on the Oxford webpage - click on the small magnifying glass in the top right corner.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi! I don't understand how can i put prepositions to a window? Guess, The link doesn't work, right?
I only see white hand which stand in front of prepositions
Could you help what doest it mean?

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