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What do people usually consider when deciding on a place to live?

Introduction

Read through the following text and look up any vocabulary you are not sure about before answering the questions.

Moving home, especially to a new town or even a new country, is one of the most important decisions anyone will ever make. There are many things apart from the location that people must take into account before deciding to move. Sometimes these things are not always obvious, but can have a huge effect on people’s lives.

Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question.

Location (Noun) = a place or position.
Example: “The hotel was in the perfect location for us to explore the city”.

Crime (Noun) = illegal activities or acts.
Example: “There has been a lot of crime in the area over the last year”.

Take into account (Phrase) = to consider something when judging a situation.
Example: “We need to take into account the negative aspects before making a decision”.

Look into (Phrasal Verb) = to try and find out all the information and facts about something.
Example: “I will look into problem with your computer tomorrow morning”.

Benefit (Noun) = something that helps you or gives you an advantage.
Example: “The main benefit of working form home is flexibility”.

Importance (Noun) = how important someone or something is.
Example: “People often underestimated the importance of a healthy balanced diet”.

Effect (Noun) = the result of a particular influence.
Example: “Pollution has a negative effect on the environment”.

Affect (Verb) = to have an influence on someone or something, or to cause them to change OR to cause a strong emotion, especially sadness.
Example: “We were concerned about how changing schools would affect the children”.

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.

What do people usually consider when deciding on a place to live?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to What do people usually consider when deciding on a place to live?
  • Have you ever moved to a new town?
  • Do you think it is easier to move to a new town when you are young or old?
  • What is the most important factor people need to consider before moving to a new town/country?
  • What could the consequences be for people who move without taking into account all the factors that will affect them?

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