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A South African in London


Ever wondered what it would be like to leave your own country and live somewhere completely different? As part of our South Africa month, we talk to Lindsay from Johannesburg, who moved to London a few months ago.

She tells us about her first impressions and how she feels about London now.

Before you listen to the programme look at these comprehension questions. You can hear the answers in the programme.

1: What made Lindsay want to come to London?
2: How does she cope with homesickness and other negative feelings?
3: What's Lindsay's advice to foreigners coming to live in Britain for the first time?

Check your understanding by trying the quiz from the Extras section below. You can also download this programme in mp3 format and follow it with a transcript.

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Vocabulary from the programme

to instil her with British pride
to make her feel pleased (proud) to be connected with Britain

it's captivating
it's extremely interesting

a novelty
something that's new and interesting

to be homesick
to miss your own home or country and wish you were there

'I'd kill for that dress'
'I really want that dress'

I keep my head up
I try to be strong and confident, even though things are difficult


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