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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.
  • 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.
  • This is where I live.
  • And why you should come and live here.


  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Sink
  • Desk
  • Bedside unit






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




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


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




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




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