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Work–life balance

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


How do you manage your work–life balance?

I always try to do my tasks according the schedule of the day. In fact, I really achieve it but some days there are many workload.

I manage my work-life balance by combining the traditional and modern approach.

I think you should be your free time : all free
Maybe sometimes you respond messages if it are important or urgent
my free time is untouchable.

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Currently, I work fixed hours, my working hours are from 9.30 to 17.30. But, this schedule is my decision because I have my own business, so in many cases I have so many tasks that I end up working hard from home or from anywhere every day.

Work-life balance is important when you have many children.
I work hard at office or at plant but I forbid myself to work at home.
Like that I spend a lot of time with my family, it's very precious for me.

My job is a modern-work type. This style is acceptable for me but maybe it can be sometimes is boring for my family.

Muy bueno esto! I love!

Unfortunately its not easy for me to manage work-life balance as my work place is a full service job and it necessitates our presence physically but the modern technology has got helpful advantages with it and that’s a wonderful approach to make us so comfortable and have an easy access to work live whenever we are at weekends or while we are on holiday . I respond the work emails and provide our clients needs via whats app on my mobile phone.

hmm i can manage my time ? actually as i work as programmer , so i can be work as freelancer so that's should i schedule my time alone ,however i have some restricted time from manager everyday like 5 hours each day, i should finished hours thats what should i do to make business work well.