Simplified Speech #155 – Getting ready for an international move

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Have you ever wanted to pack up and move to a whole new country? Kassy recently did just that, moving from South Korea to Thailand. In this episode, Andrew and Kassy talk about her recent move and share their stories about what it’s like to prepare for an international move.

Simplified Speech episodes are designed to help you improve your English listening and speaking skills. Listen as two native English speakers have a natural conversation using clear and easy to understand language.

Fun facts

In 2020, it was estimated that 3.6% of the world’s population (281 million people) were migrants. Migrants are people who live in a country different from the one in which they were born.

Expressions included in the study guide

  • So to speak
  • Gold standard
  • Flood the market
  • Get/kick into high gear
  • Good sport
  • Live vicariously through [someone]

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Music Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar
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10 days ago

So amazing podcast. I moved to Australia from Argentina 7 months ago with my husband and my 3 son ( 5 years old, 3 years old and a 6-month baby). We only brought 4 suitcases! I got used quickly to drive on the left side! All the best.

12 days ago

I’m excited to hear new adventure of Kassy and her husband.
I also envied their youth moving to a new country and hoped their future would shine.
There is one thing that I’m wondering about what the husband will do in Thailand.
I would appreciate it if you could tell me about it.

16 days ago

I am so happy to listen to this episode because Kassy is perfect for moving to Thailand now. It is my neighboring country, Myanmar. Thailand is one of the best countries for migrants in South Asia. The food is super delicious and cheap, the people are nice, and the beaches are wonderful. I hope that Kassy has an amazing time with you all in Thailand.

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