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Oxford University

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?



Language level

Intermediate: B1


how can I download the videoes?

Hi hnn1990,

I'm afraid the videos on LearnEnglish are not available for download for legal and technical reasons. The audio files from many of our listening pages can be downloaded, however.



The LearnEnglish Team

Could you explain about caught up
I don’t understand
Thank you

Hello Reihaneh,

In the context of the text 'caught up' means to be really absorbed or fascinated by something. Usually we say 'caught up in'. For example:

I was really caught up in the conversation and completely forgot that I was supposed to meet my friend!



The LearnEnglish Team

Sometimes I come across prepositions "out of" and "from". The difference between them I find quite hilarious. Coud you explain me them?

Hello Jahongir,

It's not really possible to give a list of all the various uses of these items in the comments section. When used to talk about origin, 'from' has a more general meaning, I would say, while 'out of' usually has a physical meaning involving motion. However, there are many uses.

You can find summaries quite easily with a search for 'out of vs from'.

You can also find descriptions in good dictionaries:



The LearnEnglish Team

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.