Listen to the text "Universities". Part 1
Fill in the gaps:
1. In many countries there is a pecking order to the universities, with a few high at the top turning out an intellectual elite and attracting the best minds in teaching and research.
2. These days most European and North American students are given a loan which they have to pay back to once they are in full-time employment, or they finance themselves by working their way through college with part-time jobs in the evenings or at weekends.
3. Universities traditionally offer in halls of residence or student houses.