Basic English Quiz

"Campus Housing"

Pre-Listening Exercise

Some students like to live on a college or university campus because it is convenient and, you are close to classes and activities.

Listening Exercise

Listen to the recording and answer the questions. Then, review the script to this listening activity at the bottom of the page.

Example: (You hear): How many people are in your family?

You see these responses: A. Four people. OR B. They don't live year.

The best response is A. Four people.

1. (You hear) ______.

Where do you live?

2. (You hear) ____.

How far do you live from campus?

3. (You hear) _____.

My apartment has a large kitchen.

4. (You hear) ____.

My next door neighbors are very friendly.

5. (You hear) _____.

How much is your rent?

Post-Listening Exercise

What are the advantages and disadvantages of living on campus at a university instead of living off campus in an apartment or house?

Listening Script

  1. (Correct choice in underlined.)
    1. Where do you live? >>> AI live near the movie theater. OR B. I lived downtown for a while.
    2. How far do you live from campus? >>> AIt's about a 5-minute walk. OR B. I like the campus.
    3. My apartment has a large kitchen. >>>> AOh, do you do a lot of cooking? OR B. I don't use my kitchen either.
    4. My next door neighbors are very friendly. >>> AThat's nice. OR B. Oh. Sorry to hear that.
    5. How much is your rent? >>>> A. I am renting a house. OR BIt's $850 a month.