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The Boomerang Generation

A boomerang collection

A collection of boomerangs

The boomerang generation is used to describe people who move back home to live with their parents after finishing university. Join Alice and Rob as they talk about recent increases in the number of graduates moving home.

This week's question:
At what age can you leave home in the UK with your parents' permission?Is it:

a) 18

b) 17

c) 16

Listen out for the answer in the programme.

Listen to the programme

The Boomerang Generation

Vocabulary from the programme

leave home

to move out of your parents' house and live somewhere else


confident and free to do things without needing help from others

legal limit

a restriction set down by the law - in this case it refers to the minimum age when someone can leave home


Australian curved toy that comes back to you when you throw it


growing or increasing rapidly

house or flat-share

living in a house or flat with other people


money that somebody owes and must repay


a military term indicating there are strict rules to obey


according to the exact meaning of something


when a person is fully grown, legally responsible and becomes an adult

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