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Some international students want to live with a homestay family when they study in a foreign country. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages of such living arrangements?
"eat out of house and home" = eat everything in the house
"Teenagers always are hungry, and they will eat you out of house and home if you let them."
"bed of roses" = something isn't easy or without problems
"Living in an apartment with roommates isn't always a bed of roses."
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
James: Yeah, uh, thanks for inviting me. As I said, I'm looking for place where I can have a homestay experience and pick up some English and culture.
Brandon: Well, let's see. There's my American mom and dad, and they have 13 kids.
Brandon: Uh, the family has four dogs, three cats, a rabbit, and a, oh yeah, a large snake named Phil.
Brandon: Oh, Randall? Ah, he's so laid-back, and he gets along with everyone . . . when he is awake.
Brandon: Yeah, he plays video games about, well until about four in the morning.
If James does homestay with the family in the video, what do you think will happen? Why? Give three ideas and explain your reasons.
There are a number of companies that help students find homestay opportunities. Search for a company online and review the company's Web site. Collect information on the following questions.