It's not easy living in a new country. Sometimes it takes time to get used to things. Watch the video of Anne talking about when she tried to get used to living in another country. Then complete the grammar tasks which focus on 'to get used to ...'
▶Task 1 - comprehension
▶Task 2 - gap fill
Hi, how long have you been living in the UK? Does it feel like home yet, or is it still strange because it can take a while to get used to a new place?
I lived in the United States for a year and a half, in Florida and although I really liked it, I never really got used to it, it never really felt like home. One thing that I couldn't get used to was the weather. It was always hot, and I used to love going to the beach every week and wearing summer clothes, but I really missed having four seasons. And I just couldn't get used to the idea of Christmas being hot. That just didn't seem right. Another thing that I couldn't get used to was the size of everything. Everything was so big: the houses, the cars, the roads, even the portions in the restaurants seemed enormous to me.
Maybe if I'd stayed a bit longer and settled down I would've got used to things, but I didn't. I came back to Britain where everything is familiar to me.
Why don't you tell us if you've got any experience of getting used to a new place or culture?
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