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Grown up and living at home

A washing machine

Who's going to do your washing if you leave home?

The current economic situation means more young people are living at home for longer.

Many are unable to afford to buy or even rent their own place to live. But living at home can have its benefits – no bills to pay, no washing to do and food prepared for you – if your parents are generous!

Rob and Finn discuss the pros and cons of living at home and explain some related vocabulary.

This week's question:

What percentage of 20 to 34-year-olds were living at home with their parents in 2013, according to the UK's Office for National Statistics?

a) 16%
b) 26%
c) 36%


Living at home

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residing with

living with

get hitched

(informal) get married


small and crowded


a place to live in

the property ladder

the series of stages in owning a house or flat, starting with a small place and buying bigger and more expensive homes as you can afford more


(here) the place and the conditions in which someone lives


positive things you get from a situation


something that encourages you to do something


good qualities in a person


bad qualities in a person



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