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Listening Activity about Westwood Accommodation

Before you watch and listen to this video, think about which aspects of your present accommodation you like best. Which of the following list are the most important to you? If you are working with a partner, discuss your answer with him or her.


  • The cost of the rent
  • The size of the room
  • The local transport
  • Who you live with
  • Where you eat
  • The cleanliness of the place
  • Where you wash
  • Where the toilet is
  • Distance from the nearest shops
  • Distance from the city centre
  • Distance from the university campus

Listen to the whole video all the way through first. Then listen in small sections and repeat until you feel you can answer the question. Then go on to the next section. You can answer the questions while the video is playing so if you don't need to watch you can listen as you scroll down to another question.

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  • Well, this is Westwood.
  • This is where I live.
  • It’s brilliant.
  • And I’m just going to take you on a little tour round to show you what Westwood’s got to offer.
  • And why you should come and live here.


  • Desk
  • Bedside unit
  • Wardrobe
  • Sink
  • Bed






  • It has a Coke machine.
  • There is one in every Hall.
  • It is where everyone sits together.
  • You can do whatever you like there.
  • It is a good way of bringing people out of their rooms.
  • It is especially useful at the beginning of the first term.
  • It is a really good way of meeting people.
  • Everybody could go down there and make friends really easily.
  • You can sit and watch TV.
  • It has a TV.




  • But now they don’t have to cook.
  • The whole of Westwood campus is a really nice place to live.
  • Yeah, I wanted to go, like, self catering at first.
  • But I’m really glad I didn’t now.
  • No, it wasn’t any of my choices actually.
  • I don’t think anyone would change it.
  • You’ve got big rooms.
  • So it doesn’t make a difference.
  • A lot of people didn’t want to be away from main campus.
  • It’s just as close to my lectures as well.
  • Oh, big rooms, yeah.
  • I think everyone would say that now.
  • I wouldn’t have coped.


  • on Westwood campus
  • really easy to get to
  • somewhere to develop films in 20 minutes
  • you can buy milk
  • 2 minutes’ walk
  • closer to Westwood than main campus




  • with about
  • of smaller halls
  • to go over
  • with more
  • it brings people
  • it seems a lot easier
  • and it seems because
  • In Westwood
  • and get their food and everything
  • everyone needs
  • people.
  • all on the same campus
  • there’s lots
  • together and so
  • 70 people in
  • to make friends




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