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Living on my own

Listen to Jocelyn talking about her experience of moving out of her family home and living on her own in Hong Kong.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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Hello every one
I'm living without my parents because I have a job in a city which I graduated university.
For myself, I would like to live near my family because this make me feel happy and comfortable.
However, if want to get a lot of money and have a good job, the best choice is working in a big city (i live in Vietnam). In the small province or town, to get a good job with acceptable salary is very difficult.

Hello lmleo158,
I come from central Viet nam . My hometown is ba ria. Do you know? How's about you?

Hello! I study in Kyiv, but my native town is Znamenka. So, I live without my parents. I think, that everyone adult person must live on his own. I know, that it is very difficult! You must have a good job, that to be independence. But it is your life and you must live it myself!

I´d like to meet someone to practise my English fluently.

I also..

hello friends .
i prefer to live with my family in my village. and i am so happy to living in my village because    here my grandma and grandpa , everyone is there they share about every thing in their life how can they achive  goals and when they had problems how to build up there  confidence and solve problems even how to respect peoples and important thing that relationship  , know a days people didn't spend time with there parents . because every one wants to fight with another one which prove that we are the best . its a important that what we have achive in our life but we have to spend time with parents and friends , grandma , grandpa etc. because in that small time to spend with our family its give so much happy and satisfaction .and  that time we have realise that this  my life and my small world . and its be the best memories in our life.
  
                                         if any problem is there in my english please help me  .

hello every body. i live with my parents and i enjoy living with them. in my country (Iran) recently some girls and boys leave parents and go to own home. but they usually  do bad works and be bad person. so i think is better than girls and boys live with their parents in iran because most of them don't have any capacity for living single.if i have a mistake in my writting plz tell me.
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It’s affected a lot, for example here in Egypt it is not allowed for girl to live on her own as long as her parents alive. Parents here always worry about their kids (boy or girl) even there is a reason to worry about or not, so they can’t accept this idea for girl, they always thinking how she will do if she faced any trouble?
I like this listening activity, and I gain a lot of information :)
 

Hello I'm living with my parents, but I think it´s time I move out, I've wanted to live on my own one year ago and I hope to do soon. However in my country getting a new apartment is very expensive and the money that I've saved isn't enough, then  I need to get a credit with some bank for buying my apartment, because I don´t want to use the other one's.
 

I agree with you about living with parents so long can be stressful, also on your opinion that living in other people`s apartment could be more stressful indeed; but what I can´t understand is why do you need to BUY the apartment. This involves a long term mortgage.. and who knows what is going to happens. I find easy renting one on the place that you like now, the you can leave it at any moment you like or need changing place. 
 

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