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Video zone: Why do people migrate?

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




My dream was to learn English because at school I could not keep up with this language. And I imagined myself living among English speking people to be able to talk fluently. There was an oppotunity after 28 years of pondering. I got married and got a chance to speak English every day.

I leave my coutry more than 33 years ago. I think it was better for my live in general. I lived in Argentina and nowadays I live in Spain

Your decision was good.

I left my town in the South of Italy when I was twenty and moved to Milan, a bigger industrial city in the North. In 1971 it was quite easy to get a well payed job in Northern Italy. Anyway I was lucky because I didn't need to learn a new foreign language.

I am thinking of left my contry to go to UK and looking for new experiences to improve my English.

living in another country could be a good opprortunity to start a new life.

I have left my country for six years ago because of civil war to find better Place to live. It very difficult to leave Everything behind.

I have left my country for more experiences.

This level of speaking is still easy to understand. It's good to have real situations taken from real life. Thank you

I have a dream to migrate to USA to find a better life than I have in Ukraine now. In my country people work 12 hours in a day and have very small wage that less the cost of living so we don't have enough money to buy clothes, not to mention entertainment.
Sometime I'll migrate too! But I'm not sure if this is the right solution.