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?





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)

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

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,


The LearnEnglish Team

thank you British council's team for your supporting
could you please help me to understand this meaning " just get really caught up and just live in the library " Is that mean to learn and discuss the newest facts about something .

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,



The LearnEnglish Team

hi, please help me I can't understand the meaning of "stuff" in the clip oxford.Thanks in advance