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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


Hi silverwing,
I'm glad you enjoyed the video. Have you seen the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box on the right? You can use it to look up words that you don't know.
A flat is a group of rooms that people live in, usually inside a bigger building. People who share a flat live together in the same flat.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

hello, I have a question here in the transcript ( what goes on here at the LSE student's union?
I don't understand how this Question formed  , how we use" goes " in Question?
Thanks for explaining and help :) Have a good day

Hi littlemoon86,
If you look up the words go on in the Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box (in the column on the right of this page), you'll see that it is a phrasal verb and that one of its meanings is happen.
The reason that the verb in the question is goes (and not does go) is because the subject of the verb go is the question word what. I would recommend that you read our page on verbs - questions and negatives, especially the part where it says "Questions with who, which and what" for a more detailed explanation of this.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

Hi the Learn English Team,  would you please explain the exact meaning of "You have to work really hard but at the same sense you can also, kind of, play really hard." Kind of ?  thank you very much indeed

Hi Kacci Kwok,
You can find a great explanation of 'kind of' using the Cambridge Dictionaries Online window on the right.  You'll find a definition:
used when you are trying to explain or describe something, but you cannot be exact
an example:
It was kind of strange to see him again
and a link to related information:
→ See also kinda
You can also hear the pronunciation, see the style and so on.  It's a great tool for looking up words and phrases like this.
Best wishes,
The LearnEnglish Team

This is a great tour to explore the Oxford University , I can know a bit more about there and learning English as well.

Hi and thanks for this great place to allow us studying and improving our English. My problem here is with shot. Good advice, your shot. What does shot mean in this context? Thank you.

Hello sidonie!

Thank you for the kind words! In answer to your question, if you watch the video, Nick and Michael are playing snooker, a British game like pool. 'A shot' in snooker is when you hit the white ball into the other balls. With 'Your shot', Nick is telling Michael it his turn to play. We sometime use 'Your shot' to mean 'Your go' or 'Your try' in other situations, too.
Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The Learn English Team

Well done guys,what the hell happened here?

Oxford University is great.
I hope that the universities in my country are as good as Oxford one day.