Dec 102015

Leaving home to start life at university is an exciting time for many young people but very challenging for some. Alice and Neil discuss the psychological pressures of making this big transition. They also teach some related vocabulary.



Vocabulary and definitions

through rose-tinted spectacles – seeing a situation as better than it really was
out of your comfort zone – being in a situation that you aren’t familiar with and which makes you feel nervous
counselling – professional help with personal or psychological problems
homesick – missing your family and friends when you’re away from home
stress – pressure or worry caused by a difficult situation
balancing act – where you try to give your attention to two or more things at the same time
look after yourself – be responsible for or take care of yourself
budgeting – planning how much money you have and how you will spend it
stressed – anxious and worried

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