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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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  • 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.
  • It’s brilliant.
  • Well, this is Westwood.
  • And why you should come and live here.

  • Sink
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Bedside unit

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

  • No, it wasn’t any of my choices actually.
  • I wouldn’t have coped.
  • Yeah, I wanted to go, like, self catering at first.
  • The whole of Westwood campus is a really nice place to live.
  • I don’t think anyone would change it.
  • But now they don’t have to cook.
  • I think everyone would say that now.
  • You’ve got big rooms.
  • 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.
  • So it doesn’t make a difference.
  • But I’m really glad I didn’t now.

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

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

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