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Moving from place to place can take a lot of preparation: packing your items, choosing a moving company if you aren’t going to do it yourself, renting a storage unit for extra items, and renting or buying a new place to live. Think and talk about a time when you or your family moved to a different place. What was it like?
“had better get moving” = to need to leave or depart
“Hey. We’d better getting moving, or we will miss the movie. It starts in 15 minutes.”
“move away” = to leave your home to live somewhere else
“Our daughter decided to move away (from home) and attend a college in a different city.”
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
Mark: Oh, Hi, Stacy. I'm Mark. Mark Jones.
Mark: Well, we're from originally from Chicago, but we just moved from a place called Springville.
Mark: Well, um, most of the time, I develop educational software for schools [ Really? ] . . . Yeah, and at the moment, I'm working on several educational apps for, you know, smart phones.
Mark: Well, let me talk to my wife, but just so you know, we have nine kids. [ Serious? Nine kids? Wow ], yes, so they might eat all your food.
Stacy: That sounds . . . That sounds like a cat. Is the cat in one of your . . . Did you find . . . Did the cat get in one of your boxes?
Do the vocabulary quizzes with the words from the conversation for more practice:
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hiring a company to move your belongings to a new residence? What have been your experiences in moving? What adjective best describes your experience:
Find a moving company on the Internet and answer these questions: