Simplified Speech #146 – Kassy’s big move

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Kassy shares her big news: she’s moving to Thailand so she can pursue her dream job teaching in a new country! Moving can be stressful. Moving to a new country is even more stressful. Andrew and Kassy discuss the process and everything that Kassy needs to do to prepare for her big move.

In this episode, two native English speakers talk about moving to a new country. This English audio lesson is designed to help you improve your English listening and speaking fluency. And along the way, you might just learn a few things about international moves!

Fun facts

As of 2019, there are an estimated 272 million people who now live in a country different from the one in which they were born.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Welcome [someone] with open arms
  • Send [something] into the void
  • Lo and behold
  • Hoppin’
  • Start from square one
  • Globetrotting

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
Photo Credit: Braden Jarvis (

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3 months ago

Hi there, I’ve been listening to your episodes for a long time and l love your team! May I ask a question about the expression in the study guide for this episode? At the bottom of page 11, Sung- Min said, …… You head on home and ….. What this “you head on home” means? I though home doesn’t need any preposition (on)…. Thank you in advance! Have a great day!

Andrew from Culips
Andrew from Culips
Reply to  vegnpeace
3 months ago

That’s a great question!! Head on home = go home. The verb “to head” means to travel or move in a certain direction. As you mentioned, we usually don’t use “on” with “home” but this is an exception. Please note it’s possible to just say “head home” also. For example, after finishing work you might say to a coworker, “I just want to hurry up and head home so I can relax.” Hope that helps!

4 months ago

Good luck with your new challenge, Kassy!

4 months ago

I wish you the best of luck with all of your future endeavors, Kassy!

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