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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.
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
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.