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?





I have heard about Oxford University and it is one of the most famous universities in the world. But unfortunately I have known nobody who has visited Oxford, the most famous universities which I have known are Harvard and Cambridge and Oxford.

I really enjoyed doing this one.
thank you very much.

A lot of people say Oxford University is the best university in the world.
I haven't got a friend who has visited Oxford
The most famous university that I know is Cambridge University

I heard that Oxford is a very big and famous university.
I think Oxford is the most famous university that i know.

Good work Learn a lot. Thank you .

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.

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,
The LearnEnglish Team

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

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