28 Homestay in Poland
Charlotte talks about her homestay experience in Poland.
- Audio Notes
move to or
When I moved to Poland, I wanted to live with a foreign
family so I
could learn the language.
If you 'move to' a place it means you relocate and live there. The people that you 'live with' are the people that live in your house with you. This may be family or roommates. Notice the following:
- Do you still live with your family?
- I heard you are going to move to Canada.
move away (from home)
Their children had moved away from home.
When you 'move away from' a place it means that you leave that place to live in a new area. When you 'move away from home' it means that you move out of your parents' house or the town where you grew up. Notice the following:
- He finally moved away when he was forty.
- When will you move away from home?
off the line
He would take my underwear off the line and hang it
If we do not use a dryer to dry our clothes we frequently hang them on a clothesline. To take something 'off the line' is to remove it from the clothesline. Notice the following:
- Did you take all the pants off the line?
- When the clothes are dry please take them off the line.
When he started treating me like a long-lost daughter, I
felt it was
time to move out.
If something is 'long-lost' it has not been a part of our lives for a long time. To 'move out' of a house is to take all of your things and leave that place for a new place to live. Notice the following:
- I finally found my long-lost journal.
- She moved out of her parents house when she was
(would not) miss
It's an experience I would not have missed.
If you 'would not miss' an experience it is very important to you either in the past or in the future. We also frequently use the phrase 'would not have missed it for the world' to intensify this phrase. Notice the following:
- Although it was a tough experience, I wouldn't have
missed it for
- I wouldn't miss your graduation ceremony.