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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.
  • 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.
  • It’s brilliant.


  • Bedside unit
  • Sink
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Bed






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




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


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




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




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