[ Quiz Script | Explanation of Answers | Text Completion ]

Student Living:
Renting Apartments and Dormitories
I. Pre-Listening Exercises
II. Listening Exercises
III. Post-Listening Exercises

Level: Topic: Type: Speakers: Length:
medium housing news program one man 01:32

I. Pre-Listening Exercises [Top]
What are some of the different living options for university students? What are the advantages and disadvantages for each?

II. Listening Exercises [Top]
1. Listen to the conversation by pressing the "Play" button and answer the questions. Press the "Final Score" button to check your quiz.

1. What is one advantage of on-campus living NOT mentioned in the report?
A. Rent is within the budget of university students.
B. Both room and board are often provided.
C. Student housing is located near campus.

2. With on-campus housing, students should remember that:
A. they may have to follow certain housing rules.
B. a deposit may be required to rent an apartment.
C. on-campus apartments are very limited.

3. What is one advantage of off-campus living NOT mentioned in the report?
A. Tenants are generally not responsible for building upkeep.
B. Students can prepare their own meals.
C. Occupants have freedom to select their roommates.

4. Renters should be prepared to:
A. pay a refundable deposit.
B. provide their own furnishings.
C. sign a housing contract.

5. Which living option was NOT mentioned in the news report?
A. apartments
B. dormitories
C. homes

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III. Post-Listening Exercises [Top]
Discuss with a partner or write a short paragraph comparing renting a house and participating in a homestay program. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

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Choosing whether to rent an apartment or live in a dormitory can be a difficult decision. Before you decide, consider price, convenience, facilities, and distance from your school or work.