What to expect from exams in the UK
International students sometimes find that examinations in the UK are different from those they have experienced in their own countries. What are exams like in your country and do you know what to expect from exams in the UK? You are going to listen to an international student comparing her experiences of taking exams in her own country, and on her course in the UK.
Listen to Ayako comparing university exams in her home country with exams in the UK. Move each of the points she mentions into the appropriate box, answer the three questions that follow and then check all your answers. You can listen to the interview as many times as you need to.
What view does Ayako have about the following:
-how to deal with it
-when to start revising for exams
Audio transcript (pdf, 12kb).
Listen to the interview with Ayako again with the transcript above if you need to check your understanding. The parts of the transcript containing the answers to the listening task are highlighted.
Doing your course work
International students occasionally experience problems with their course work especially at the start of their studies in the UK. In this activity you are going to look at some typical problems that can arise with course work and identify ways to avoid them when you start your own studies in the UK.
How would you deal with these students' course work problems? Select a problem from the list on left and then match it with a solution from the list on the right. When you have selected and matched all of the items, check your answers and read the feedback.