Have you always lived in the same place, or have you lived in different places? Watch this short video to see why some people start a new life in a new country.


Do the preparation task first. Then watch the video and do the exercise. Remember you can read the transcript at any time.

Task 1

Check your understanding: true or false





The situation in Ukraine is very diffult and stressfull. Due to events a lot of young people, especially men and gues, migrate to different countries. I think it will be better to travel to other countries, not to migrate. But we are trying to find better life and bettet job than in Ukraine.

I've left my country for more opportunities.

I think I could leave my country and eveything there if my life is in danger, but I would try to move in a new country with my husband or my family. If is possibile. It would be different thing if I wanted to leave my country because of work and I was young.

Very interesting video. Yes, people are not native speakers of English. But for me it's important to understand the real language, besides that native English. Please, upload many videos in this area, native o not native English. It's an important exercise to improve.

I'm agree with you.
We need to hear native speakers of English.

I would say to experienced life, traveling a round the world, very chessy one, and I would say many things, if there's good oportunite out there oversea, why not?

" I felt if I would go back to the country, I would die or maybe to" why this sentence is made like that? but not as 3thd conditional: if past perfect..., would have V3.

Hello Alexey Alexey,

Many of our texts are authentic, which means that they are the words of real people speaking as they speak. Some of them are not native speakers of English and this is true of Alain. His sentence is not correct grammatically.

The examples we provide on our pages in the language summaries are accurate and represent good models, as does the language in our native-speaker texts. The language in some of the texts where a non-native speaker is speaking is not alway perfectly grammatical, however, as this is how real people speak and we consider it important to show authentic language as you might meet it outside of the classroom.


Best wishes,


The LearnEnglish Team