Living and Surviving in New York

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Tom, who creates videos for a political satire website lives and works in New York. In this interview, Tom describes life in New York and its positive and negative aspects. Tom discusses the process and difficulty of renting an apartment in New York, finding good "room mates", moving and dealing with landlords. Focus on:adjectives, verbs, uses of "for" and "about", the expression "to resign oneself", vocabulary related to renting an apartment, superlatives, two-part verbs, family of words, and the past and present tense.

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Living Abroad as an Expat

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Andy, an American expat who has lived in many different European countries discusses living abroad. In our interview, Andy compares living in New York to living in Europe. Andy discusses the process of moving overseas, the challenges of learning a foreign language and her day-day life as a former resident of London, Paris, Copenhagen and presently, Geneva.Focus on: vocabulary and expressions related to "day-to-day life" and moving overseas, identifying adjectives, understanding the difference between adjectives ending in –ing and ending in –ed (ie: exciting/excited), creating opposite meanings with the suffix "un" (pack/unpack).

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Life in Paris and Copenhagen

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Andy, an American expat who has lived in many different European countries discusses living in Paris, Copenhagen and Geneva. In our interview, Andy describes the fun and the challenges of living in a foreign country for her and her family. From the joys of food shopping in the local markets to the fascinating culture of Denmark where the light affects everything to the continental lifestyle of Geneva with its variety of restaurants, Andy has learned how to make wherever she is living, a home. Focus on: the expression "day-to-day", verbs ending in "–ing", uses of "to be used to", vocabulary and expressions relating to cultural adaptation, family of words: names of countries, their residents and their adjective forms.

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