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.


Task 2

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




Hellow Teacher. Could you explain me why in the sentence of the second task "What goes on here at the LSE Students' Union?" We do not use an auxilary verb?

Hello Sergey,

This is an example of a subject question with the present simple.

We can ask questions about the subject or the object of a particular sentence. For example:


Paul ate a pizza.

Object question: What did Paul eat?

Subject question: Who ate a pizza?


As you can see, subject questions simply replace the subject of the sentence with an appropriate question word and no extra auxiliary verb is needed.



The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you. I should have guessed

Thank you very much KIrk.

Hello Teacher.Tell me please the meaning of 'keep an open mind'.
Thank you very much
Best regards

I'm not teacher but I can answer :)
'keep an open mind' means 'thinking calmly'

Hello safira3,

You can find a definition and example sentence in the dictionary entry for 'open mind'. I think that should clear it up for you, but if not, please let us know.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi Teacher,
Seek your explaination what’s difference betweeen “what’s it like to live here” with “what’s it like living here”.
Best regards
Phuong Anh

Hello Trinh Phuong Anh,

There is no difference in meaning between these two phrasings of the question. You can also see 'What's living here like?' All three are correct and mean the same thing.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello teachers,

In dialogue of Nick and Micheal, Nick asked Micheal "So what goes on here at the LSE Student’s Union?". The question make me confusion because in English grammar there is "auxiliary word" in question sentence. This mentioned above question is not an "auxiliary word". Can you help me please? Thank you so much.