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Before you listen do the vocabulary activity below. Match the words and phrases to the definitions.

to encounter social pressures something that is more than you can usually afford
a strain on your pocket a place on campus that hosts student services such as a canteen, bar, lounge, health facilities, etc.
to be on a tight budget the amount of money someone needs to live on
to loot not to have much available income to spend
to socialise with people to discover social pressures unexpectedly
entry fee money you pay to entre a club
money-saving tips to spend time with others in a friendly way
cost of living to steal esp. in large quantities
Student Union tips for saving money


2. Listen and put the experiences and tips about student money in the order you hear them.

∑ If you study away from home, you have to pay for accommodation, study materials and entertainment.

∑ You can earn extra money by giving lessons.

∑ You can watch films at home instead of going to the cinema.

∑ Try not to buy things suddenly without thinking.

∑ Even though you go out a lot, you can save money by not buying alcohol or tobacco.

∑ Itís possible to spend most of your money getting to and from university.

∑ London is great because of the diversity of people you can socialize with.

∑ You can save money by buying clothes from your home country.


Have you had similar problems with money as a student? Do you have any tips for saving or earning extra money?




1. You are going to hear the information about a new approach to teaching children, i.e. cooperative learning. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

1. Are many people nowadays familiar with the concept of cooperative learning?

2. What is the traditional perception of studentsí role in the process of education?

3. According to Alyce Miller what skill do students really need nowadays?

4. What features of character does cooperative learning help to shape?

5. How is the class routine organized in case of cooperative learning? What is the role of a teacher?

6. Has cooperative learning proved to be beneficial? How?


2. Discussion.

1. How has technology helped to improve the educational system?

2. Do you prefer to study alone or with other people? Why?

3. What skills do the pupils gain from cooperative learning? Would you enjoy being taught this way?



You will hear five people talking about exams. For speakers 1-5 choose which of the subjects A-F the people are talking about. There is one extra subject which you do not need to use.

A Lack of confidence Speaker 1
B Working too hard Speaker 2
C Pressure to do well from a parent Speaker 3
D A new kind of exam Speaker 4
E A new way of marking Speaker 5
F A surprising result  


2. Can you relate to any of the speakers? Who? How? Tell the class about it.




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