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Which non-German-speaking country would you move to?


Speaking course: What are you up to?

CEFR level: B1

Recommended time: 5 minutes

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Imagine you had to permanently live in a non-German speaking country. What would be your country of choice? And why? Discuss with your speaking partner.

Useful words:

  1. to live abroad - to permanently be in a country that is not yours
  2. to move out - to leave your old place of living
  3. to get used to - to make something new or unusual become normal to you / familiar
  4. customs - an acceptable way to behave in a society; often also associated with traditions
  5. undertaking - a task or project, especially one that is important and/or difficult
  6. to make or break sth. - to be the thing that makes somebody or something either a success or a failure
  7. to be estranged from sth. - to be no longer involved in or connected with something, especially something that used to be important to you
  8. an alien - a person who is not a citizen of the country in which they live or work
  9. to settle in - to start to feel comfortable in a new home, job, etc.
  10. to make friends - to become a friend of somebody

Useful phrases:

  1. Could you imagine living in...?
  2. What would be your country of choice?
  3. I could never imagine living in <>.
  4. It is the ... that attracts me most.
  5. I would like to experience... .
  6. I've been to ... before and I have got to say that I ... .
  7. Living in ... is something I could really imagine as well / is something I couldn't possibly imagine.
  8. After a while, I would ... .
  9. I guess my life would change in a way that ... .
  10. One advantage / disadvantage could be that ... .