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Level 1

Match the Synonym!

 1. Refuse  A. Housing
 2. Dormitory  B. Complain
 3. Tricked  C. Bills
 4. Fees D. Say no.
 5. Protest  E. Mislead


  1. Refuse = D. Say no.
  2. Dormitory = A. Housing
  3. Tricked = E. Mislead
  4. Fees = C. Bills
  5. Protest = B. Complain

True or False?

1. Students in the US are not paying their rent. False

2. Most university students in the UK live with their parents. False

3. Dormitories are very expensive. True

4. The students feel tricked. True

5. The universities in the UK did not cancel any classes. False

Unscramble the sentence!

  1. The university students are angry.

2. They are very expensive.

3. Most students pay about £9,000.

4. The classes changed to online.

5. They could have stayed at home.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Rent
  2. Normally
  3. Regular
  4. Saved
  5. Pay
  6. Treated

Level 2

Match the Synonym!

 1. Refusing A. Misled
 2. Dormitories B. Breaking point.
 3. Tricked C. Housing
 4. Regarding D. Concerning
 5. Boiling point E. Say no.


  1. Refusing = E. Say no.
  2. Dormitories = C. Housing
  3. Tricked = A. Misled
  4. Regarding = D. Concerning
  5. Boiling point = B. Breaking point

True or False?

1. Students in the US are not paying their rent. False

2. Dormitory costs are very cheap in the UK. False

3. Students in the UK pay less than £10,000 for classes. True

4. The students feel tricked by the universities. True

5. The students are not planning to protest. False

Unscramble the sentence!

1. Students in the UK are refusing to pay.

2. The cost of the dormitories is very expensive.

3. Some even had to lockdown.

4. The universities then changed the classes.

5. They are doing this as a protest.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Rent
  2. Expensive
  3. Regular
  4. Thousands
  5. Fees
  6. Advantage

Level 3

Match the Synonym!

1. StrikeA. Outrage
2. AccommodationB. Claim
3.TuitionC. Punishment
4. UproarD. Less severe.
5. DiscontentE. Housing
6. SubsideF. Compromise
7. AccusationG. Protest
8. ConcessionH. Payment
9. PenaltyI. Dissatisfaction


  1. Strike = G. Protest
  2. Accommodation = E. Housing
  3. Tuition = H. Payment
  4. Uproar = A. Outrage
  5. Discontent = I. Dissatisfaction
  6. Subside = D. Less severe.
  7. Accusation = B. Claim
  8. Concession = F. Compromise
  9. Penalty = C. Punishment

True or False?

1. Students in the UK are refusing to attend their classes. False

2. The students are angry that they must pay for accommodation. True

3. Dormitories in the UK are very inexpensive. False

4. UK students normally don’t need to take out any loans for university. False

5. Students pay less than £10,000 in class tuition each year. True

6. Universities told students their classes would be held as normal. True

7. Universities have not canceled any in-person classes in 2020. False

8. UK students have been dissatisfied with the cost of university for many years. True

9. The student protests were able to decrease the cost of tuition. False

10. Some universities have allowed students to break their rental contracts. True

Unscramble the sentence!

1. University students across the United Kingdom have been organising rent strikes.

2. The tuition fee for classes is typically around £9000 per year.

3. Most universities sent out schedules to the students.

4. The discontent from students comes after almost a decade of anger.

5. The student protests have already led to some concessions.

Listening and Vocabulary

  1. Organising
  2. Typically
  3. Seperately
  4. Assured
  5. Intentions
  6. Maximum
  7. Increase
  8. Contracts
  9. Pressure