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The Express English team

One man feels free when he can make his own decisions, and have freedom of speech.

One woman doesn't feel free when someone is nagging her.

Another woman feels most free when she plays the piano because she isn't worrying about anything.

Did you know?


Liberia means land of the free and was founded as a homeland for freed American slaves.

Language tip

Blue-sky thinking is thinking about an issue, with total freedom from practical limitations.

Cultural tip

In English we say 'free as a bird', but we associate rats with cages and lack of freedom.

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This Express English was originally published in 2011.

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When do you feel free?

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  • 151. At 11:08am on 23 Apr 2011, michailq wrote:

    If there was a complete freedom, our posts wouldn't be moderated. Am I right?

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  • 152. At 3:37pm on 01 May 2011, robiii wrote:

    i feel free when i dream . i dream a lot because i'd like to achieve many goals during my life . I think also that freedom speech has a very important role . Perhaps now we dont' realised about that but in the past , in particular during some kings reign , you couldn't express your ideas and your points of vue . Now, we can freely exchange our opinions. I believe also that we our ideas can be able to change and improve our nation but in particular our community . individual freedom is the happines of the community .

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  • 153. At 04:35am on 06 Jun 2011, AlexisSilva wrote:

    To me personally I feel most free when I listen to music, as well as when I'm alone at the sunset

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