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IELTS Writing Podcast

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Join Lilie King, a real IELTS candidate, and discover what kinds of vocabulary examiners want to see to get a 7+ on your writing test...


28. Do the Benefits of Living Away from Home Outweigh the Disadvantages?

In many countries, some students live with their families while studying, but other students prefer to attend universities in other cities. Do the benefits of living away from home outweigh the disadvantages?


1. live away from home /venture far from home /venture to other cities to attend college /move far from home to attend university /live independently from their family


2. disadvantage /downside


3. benefit /upside


4. hone their problem solving skills /become better at problem solving


5. parental support


6. financial constraints


7. take ON some work (sorry I missed ‘on’ in the recording)


8. However, I do not think this is a great advantage, because…

feel overwhelmed by


9. academic success /academic outcomes /academic results /perform poorly academically


10. counterparts


11. I believe this is a major disadvantage, because…


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