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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.
  • It’s brilliant.
  • And why you should come and live here.

Listen to the video clip for Question 2 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

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  • Sink
  • Desk
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside unit

Listen to the video clip for Question 3 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

3) Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons that she chose to live in Westwood?

Listen to the video clip for Question 4 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

4) Which of the following departments definitely have students living in the same block as the student? (CLUE – there are four in the answer)

Listen to the video clip for Question 5 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

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

Listen to the video clip for Question 6 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.


Listen to the video clip for Question 7 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

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

Listen to the video clip for Question 8 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

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

Listen to the video clip for Question 9 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

9) The student goes on to describe the function of the Westwood card and the Dining Scheme. Which of the following are TRUE according to her?

Listen to the video clip for Question 10 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.

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

Listen to the video clip for Question 11 as many times as you need to and then click Finished and answer the question.


12) Now that you you have listened to the whole video, think about the question at the beginning of the quiz. Overall which aspect do you think the student presenting this video liked best about living in Westwood?

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