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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


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.

"This is called working overtime." It's a sentence in passive voice, and it refers to the action of stay late in the office and work in the evenings.

To make a passive voice you need:

This + is + called + working overtime
Subject + the verb. To be + past participle of the main verb + complement

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