Learning English Video Project

Encounters in the UK Quiz

First watch the film Encounters in the UK (17 minutes) and then see how well you score in this fun comprehension quiz.

1. What is usually meant by the word "homestay"?

an English course for foreign students
a company that organises study tours
a type of student accommodation

2. Besides wanting to learn English, why did some of the students go to Cambridge?

to figure out their next step in life
to get away from their parents
to train as English teachers

3. What is Silvia's housemum doing in the kitchen?

teaching Silvia how to cook
helping Silvia review vocabulary
reminding Silvia of the house rules

4. What does James say is included in a basic half-board homestay booking?

English tutoring and laundry service
3 meals a day and a private room
breakfast and an evening meal

5. What does James say is included in a self-catering homestay booking?

bed, breakfast and an evening meal
Internet access
cooking facilities

6. Which was NOT mentioned by Carolina?

playing squash with her housemum
being given a weekly allowance
having her clothes washed

7. While talking about the evening meal, what does Carol NOT mention?

becoming part of English life
sitting at the table
discussing aspects of English life

8. How did Christina go about choosing a homestay family?

she asked about available IELTS dates
she looked for a family of her own nationality
she got a previous student's recommendation

9. What do both Silvia and Christina say they can do with their host families?

practise their English
learn grammar and vocabulary
help the host family learn English

10. What does Michaela advise future homestay students to do?

be arrogant
interact with people
stay in their own world

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