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Living abroad


Elena is leaving BBC Learning English to travel the world. In her final programme she talks to Callum about travelling, living abroad and emigrating.

This week's question: From July 2005 to July 2006 how many people emigrated from the UK?

a) 385,000
b) 485,000
c) 580,000

Listen out for the answer to this question at the end of the programme!


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Vocabulary from the programme

to emigrate
to move permanently to another country and make it your home

an expatriate
someone who lives in a country which is not their own

"There is a large British expatriate community in Australia."

a word used to describe a group of Britsh expatriates

like-minded people
people who share your culture or background and have similar opinions

"When livng abroad it's quite common to find like-minded people to mix with."

to be laid-back
to be very relaxed

"There's a very laid-back atmosphere in Barbados."

to fit in
to belong and feel you are part of a group

"It can be difficult to fit in when you first move to another country."

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