Read the statements 1–6 below about studying abroad. Do you agree or disagree with them?
You should make sure your English is good enough before you go abroad.
Foreign students experience culture shock.
You should make friends with the people in the country where you are studying.
There are differences in writing in English compared to your own language.
You shouldn’t study abroad – it’s a waste of money.
It’s a good idea to take a preparation course before you start your degree course.
Read the first paragraph of the article below and look at the headings of the three
paragraphs that follow. Which of the topics in statements 1–6 above do you think the
article will be about?
Now read the rest of the article quickly (not more than four minutes). Check whether your
predictions were correct.