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

  • Bedside unit
  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Sink

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

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

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

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

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