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    a student host

    "Yeah, my student host didn't exactly offer continental breakfast." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAZ9_fsM3G4 -> 1 min 18 sec

    What is a student host?

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    Re: a student host

    It probably refers to someone who boards students for language courses.
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    Re: a student host

    Do I understand well - a student host is someone who have students staying at his house?

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    Re: a student host

    I don't think that's what it means here (or anywhere, for that matter). My guess is that the character is staying in a dormitory while visiting a university. One student residing in the dorm acts as host, helping the visitor.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: a student host

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I don't think that's what it means here (or anywhere, for that matter). My guess is that the character is staying in a dormitory while visiting a university. One student residing in the dorm acts as host, helping the visitor.
    http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/money...d-to-know.aspx
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    Re: a student host

    Quote Originally Posted by kompstar View Post
    Do I understand well - a student host is someone who has students staying at his house?

    Yes.
    http://www.saga.co.uk/magazine/money...d-to-know.aspx
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    Re: a student host

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    I don't think that's what it means here (or anywhere, for that matter). My guess is that the character is staying in a dormitory while visiting a university. One student residing in the dorm acts as host, helping the visitor.
    I don't necessarily agree. In the UK, many foreign students live with a British family for the duration of their stay. They are referred to as "host families" and some refer to themselves as "student hosts".
    I think it is more likely that that is what is referred to in this sentence. Whoever prepares breakfast in a "host family" generally provides the same breakfast that the family eats on a daily basis. In the UK, we don't usually have a "continental breakfast".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: a student host

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The business of hosting students apparently exists in the UK, but the line from Pretty Little Liars (thanks, Google!) is spoken by a student staying in a dormitory while visiting a university.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: a student host

    Well, if it's clear from the context that the student is staying in a dormitory then that's fine. It would have been nice to know that in post #1. I didn't manage to watch the clip.
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