Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.
Teacher: So, now you've got the important information, it's time to meet each other. Everyone turn to the people next to you and introduce yourselves.
Cara: So, hi. I'm Cara. And you are?
Cara: Nice to meet you!
Robert and Selim: You too.
Robert: Nice accent. Where are you from?
Cara: I'm from Glasgow.
Robert: Oh, really? My mum's from near Glasgow, so I'm half Scottish.
Cara: Cool. Do you live in Scotland?
Robert: No, we live in England, near Manchester. My dad's from there. What about you, Selim?
Selim: I'm from Leeds originally but I grew up near London.
Cara: Are you both doing history on its own?
Selim: No. I'm doing history and German.
Robert: I'm doing it with maths, actually.
Selim: History and maths. That's different!
Robert: Yeah, I couldn't decide between arts and sciences. Maths doesn't help with remembering dates, though! And you?
Cara: I'm doing history and French.
Selim: I wanted to do French but German was easier, so I took that.
Cara: German is so hard!
In many universities, departments are grouped into larger groups such as 'Arts' and 'Sciences'. 'Arts' includes many subjects besides the visual arts, such as, for example, languages. You can read a bit more about this in the Wikipedia if you're curious.
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The LearnEnglish Team