Listening to advice from other students
It is always useful to listen to advice from people who have already done what you are planning to do. In this activity you are going to listen to four international students offering you some advice based on their own experiences of living and studying in the UK.
Watch the video extract and look at these five summaries of the students' advice and comments. Move each one next to the image of the student who says it. When you have finished, read the feedback to check your answers.
Prepare yourself in advance by reading in your subject area and practise writing. And be open to making new friends.
You'll discover more about yourself from the great experience of being in a new country.
Passing entry tests and getting a good exam result don't mean that the language will be easy for you, especially the written work on your course.
It may not be easy and you might not always find what you expect, but you'll grow a lot from the experience. You'll need to be able to handle the challenge.
It's important to make an effort, join activities, and speak with people. You should get involved and not be shy.
Video transcript (pdf, 11kb).
Watch the video extract again with the transcript below if you need to check your understanding. The parts of the transcript containing the answers to the listening task are highlighted.