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

Hell Nermeen Eletriby,

The phrase '...get caught up' here means that the subject becomes so interesting that you lose sight of anything else and focus only on that. When the speaker says '...just live in the library' they mean you spend all your time in the library and almost nowhere else.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Which one is right?
How important are extracurricular activities?
How are extracurricular activities important?

Hello Emerson Dam,

Both are correct, but have different meanings.

The first question asks if the activities are very important, a little important, not very important etc.

The second question asks what makes the activities important - in what way, not to what degree, they are important.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. I have difficulties to distinguish between general ability and particular ability in grammar. Please I need to get understood. Thanks.

Stuff means a lot of( when it's at the beginning of the speech)

Hi,
I want to know what is the meaning of "get the balance right" and when I can use this question "what's like to ....?"as in the scene said " what's it like to live here?" ..
Thanks in advance

Hi thanks for the great work! There are so many useful stuff! I have a question, the first sentence of the video says "Oxford should be about an hour's drive from London. Why not" Oxford is about an hour's drive... ". What do "should be" mean here? Thank you very much if you can answer me !!

Hello Luobowawa520,

Welcome to LearnEnglish! 'should' can be used to speak about something we expect to be true - here Nick expects that Oxford is about that far away from London. You can see more about this in the Probability section on our certain, probable or possible page; the dictionary is also a good place to look up meanings and example sentences.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello, thanks for good topic. I was be student, and last plot about university to returned me in young years. When we hard study, but funny celebrated student holidays.

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