This week classes are starting out at EOI for on-site students, so this video by Nancy Rothwell, President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester, welcoming students for the new year comes in handy for both getting the feeling of a new school year and practising our listening skills.
Watch the video through to find out what the message is about.
Watch the video again and number the topics below in the order Ms Rothwell mentions them.
The activity is suitable for intermediate students.
People with badges will help students
University life is much more than studying a degree
University students also need help
University life has nothing much to do with school life
The first year at university is difficult
You can read the transcript and check your answers below.
Hello, my name’s Nancy Rothwell and I’m President and Vice-chancellor of the University of Manchester, and I want to say a very warm welcome to all the students that are arriving here this week. We’re delighted you chose to study at the University of Manchester, which of course is a great university and a great city.
For those of you arriving in your first year, there’ll quite a lot of changes. And it can be quite daunting but there are plenty of people who are round to help you. Just ask. In particular, look for all the people with this “Askme” badges because they’ll be able to guide you and point you in the right direction.
You’ll also find that it’s quite different to being at school. We often say that students at school are taught whereas students at university learn. What that means is that increasingly university students drive their own education. You decide very much about the pace of your work on what you want to learn. But that doesn’t mean to say there won’t be a great deal of support and guidance.
Obviously, you can here to study for a degree and I wish you every success in that but I hope your experience at university is much wider than that, that you’ll make life-long friends, you’ll develop new interests and hobbies, and you’ll make use of the great facilities within the university and in a wider city and beyond.
So I really hope you get a great deal out of your time at university, you have a good time and I look forward to seeing you at some time during your studies. Thank you.
1 Welcoming everybody
2 The first year at university is difficult
3 People with badges will help students
4 University life has nothing much to do with school life
5 University students also need help
6 University life is much more than studying a degree
7 Good wishes