Listen to a radio interview about maintaining a good work–life balance to practise and improve your listening skills.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Intermediate: B1


I work fixed hours. I never work at the week end, public holidays or my annual holiday. I never take work home.

Work is important but if we can't keep up balance between work and other activities than this will indirectly put harmful effects on our work so we must have to look up to all other activities which promote health and brain growth and keep our behaviour good which inturn will create good effect on our work. So if we have to consider this important point in mind that work and such activities are related to each other

At my workplace we have a day with remote job. It really is usefull.

Working in modern work place seems nice because of flexibility, on the other hand you need to be ready to work all the time even 2 am! For example people who work in telecom maintenance.


I am little bit confused about this sentence: "This is called working overtime"

why is "working" used after "call"?. I think it must be a noun.

Could someone explain? thanks.

Thank you.

Hello! These materials are very helpful, could they be made downloadable please?

Agreed Spicyspuds!

Hello spicyspuds
We are working on creating downloadable PDFs for all of these pages, but I'm afraid we don't have one for this page just yet. But please check again in a week or two, as we are hard at work and it won't be too long.
You are welcome to download the audio -- just right-click or press and hold to see the option to download it.
All the best
The LearnEnglish Team