Meeting other students

Listen to a group of new students meeting for the first time to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.

Transcript

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?

Robert: Robert.

Selim: Selim.

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!

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Hello Britishcouncil.org, when I do the exercise with task 1. I can not put right phrases in a group, I can put one phrase in a group and I can not finish this task. please help me, thanks
Hello Christopher, The task uses a click-click mechanism rather than drag and drop. Click on the item, then click on the group to add it. To add a second item, follow the same procedure but be careful to click on the group title (it will probably be a darker colour). If you click on an existing item then you will swap it out; if you click on the group title then you will add a new item. ~ Peter The LearnEnglish Team
I studied physics pedagogy. Now I am a physics teacher in a high school in Vietnam. I love my students and my colleagues. The job requires me to be patients and constantly learn to improve myself.
I prefer subjects related to numbers to calculate, for example: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, etc. Because since I was a child I really loved it and I got good grades on those courses.
I love learning languages, I'm learning English and German and my favourites subjects were literature, history and foreing languages when I were student. Nowadays I really want to emprove my English .
I had graduated for many years, with a bachelor degree of Computer Science and Technology. All the jobs I have done are relating to that.
I studied at a classical high school (= secondary school focusing on humanities) and after high school diploma I graduated in Philosophy.
I like to study statistics and math, but in my free time I study English and French too.
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