These activities are based on a story written by Naveed, one of the runners-up of our recent learners’ competition where people wrote about their new home in the UK.
By doing these activities, you will improve your language skills as you read about Naveed’s first impressions of life in the UK.
Listen to the audio of Naveed's story. It is being read aloud by a voice actor.
Learner competition - Naveed by ESOL Nexus
Click here for the transcript of Naveed’s story that you need to read in the Preparation section.
Take a few minutes to think about the following questions:
The following activities are based on Naveed’s first impressions his new home in the UK so, before you start, you need to read the transcript of his story.
In Task 1, you will read some statements based on Naveed’s story.
Decide if the statements are true, false or there is no information.
In Task 2, you will put words in the right order to make sentences from Naveed’s story.
Practise saying the sentences aloud at the same time.
How does your story of moving to the UK compare to Naveed’s?
Did you have similar feelings and experiences, or was your story very different?
Do you agree with Naveed’s statement that, “This country is a great place to live”?
What advice would you give to someone who has just moved to the UK? You could post your responses below.
Why not find out about the experiences of other people who have moved to the UK by looking at some more of the winning stories from the learners’ competition.
I am not as lucky as Naveed, in the sense that I can not use a Spouse Visa.
So I do not live in the UK yet.
I have been many times all over the Country, always very happy to stay there.
I do agree with Naveed that it is a great place . That is why I am improving my English, hoping to find my working opportunity.
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