Leaving Home

1. 2. 3. 4. Why do you think the little boy in the video wanted to leave home? Did you ever want to run away from home as a child? What do you think is the best age to leave home? Put the following statements in order (1 – 5) according to how important they are. Young people continue living at home … ___ ___ because it’s almost impossible to find a job at the moment. because young people get on much better with their parents than they did in the past. ___ because there aren’t enough flats to rent and buying property is too expensive. ___ because young people are more conservative and less adventurous than previous generations. ___ because living at home and working provides them with the only real opportunity to save up to buy a flat or house. Any other reasons?

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. If you haven’t left home yet, when do you think you will? If you have already left home, when and why did you do so? How many of your friends have left home? Why did they leave home? At what age did your parents leave home? Do you think your parents’ generation left home earlier or later than your generation? At what age do you think the majority of parents want their children to leave home? Do you think it is difficult for parents to adjust when their children leave home? Do most young people in your country leave home when they find a job? Some parents say that their home is like a hotel for their children. Do you understand what they mean? Have you ever shared a flat with other people? Is this a good option for young people who want to leave home? Many people leave home when they get married. Do you think it’s a good idea to move directly from your “parents’ family” to form your own family without any break in between? Can you imagine a case in which a young person might be thrown out of home by their parents?

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