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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


Hello Tahir ch
Ah yes, prepositions – they are a headache for many learners.
to is usually used to show movement to a specific person, place or event, whereas toward or towards (you can use either) is about moving in a certain direction.
For example: 
He is going to Oxford on Saturday.
He left the hotel and walked towards the sea.
When over and above are prepositions of place, they are often used the same way. But when they are used to show movement, over gives a stronger sense of direction.
For example:
 The plane flew over the Irish Sea.
The bird soared above the clouds.
I hope this helps
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team

 That's great! I'd like to study there.

Hello everybody,
hello webmasters of this excellent learning English website
I am planning to get my higher education in the UK, and I really loved this section.
I hope you put more mediums about the university life, from learning to accommodation, student life, lectures, libraries, the educational institutions,..etc.
and Thank you all

well, one of the best wishes i have got is to know  Oxford university, and this reported  i could see many interesting things....for that reason....I love London...besides ..i'd like to see more films about oxford university please....!!!!

How can download

Hello rohollah
I'm afraid the videos are not available for download because of copyright reasons.
I'm sorry if this makes things difficult for you. I hope you are still able to enjoy them.
All the best