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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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  • And why you should come and live here.
  • 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.

  • Desk
  • Sink
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedside unit
  • Bed

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

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

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

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

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