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.

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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?

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Hello safira3,

I couldn't find the word 'stuff' in the transcript. Could you tell us where you heard or saw it? By the way, I expect that you can find the meaning in the dictionary entry for 'stuff'.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hiya,

I was wondering what is the meaning of 'your shot' in the last sentence said by Nick:
Good advice. Your shot.

I looked it up in some dictionaries but I still can not understand the meaning.

Thanks in advance.

Hello Elibatrez,

In pool, billiards and snooker you play by taking 'shots' at the balls, so when Nick says 'your shot' he means 'your turn'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

It was little bit hard, too.

Was it a little bit hard.

Hi,
plz help me with the following
'I made my birthday cake with ivory colour to match in with the theme'. Recently, I've read this from uk blog. What does it really mean. I looked it up in the dictionary. But there is no response for this.
Thanks in advance

I was wondering if you could help me, plz have a look at the following sentence. ''Mum left me out lunch when she went to work''. Now, what does ' left me out' mean here? Plz help me.

Hello Sahaya,

'leave out' is a common phrasal verb that you can find in any good dictionary, but here 'leave' and 'out' don't go together. 'out' refers to 'out of the fridge or cupboard' or something like that, i.e. Mum has prepared lunch and left it ready to be eaten.

This sentence is slightly non-standard to my ears – as far as I know, a personal pronoun (such as 'me' in this sentence) can't be used this way. I'd say 'Mum left out lunch for me before going to work' or something like that.

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

Hello kirk,
Thank you very much with your help. But I'm a bit confused b'cos some people pick up non standard language. Then they write it down on their blogs. But what would be the better way to improve on my english? What would u recomend? I would appreciate your every bit of answer.
Thanks in advance

Hello Sahaya,

You can generally count on websites or blogs produced by major organisations (e.g. the BBC, the Guardian) to have accurate English. Probably, however, you're more interested in other blogs. I'd just suggest that you read everything with a critical eye, and whenever you have doubts, consult the dictionary or other knowledgeable sources. You can also do an internet search in inverted commas of any questionable phrase ("phrase") to see how it's used around the internet.

Good luck!

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

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