May 182014

The current economic situation means more young people are living at home for longer.
Many are unable to afford to buy or even rent their own place to live. But living at home can have its benefits – no bills to pay, no washing to do and food prepared for you – if your parents are generous!
Rob and Finn discuss the pros and cons of living at home and explain some related vocabulary.

What percentage of 20 to 34-year-olds were living at home with their parents in 2013, according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics?
a) 16%
b) 26%
c) 36%


6 Minute English - Grown up and living at home

Vocabulary and definitions
residing with: living with
get hitched: (informal) get married
cramped: small and crowded
accommodation: a place to live in
the property ladder: the series of stages in owning a house or flat, starting with a small place and buying bigger and more expensive homes as you can afford more
environment: (here) the place and the conditions in which someone lives
benefits: positive things you get from a situation
incentive: something that encourages you to do something
virtues: good qualities in a person
faults: bad qualities in a person

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