Living in America Advanced

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Upper-Intermediate (B2)

Quality of life abroad

Talk about maintaining your lifestyle in another country

Becoming an expat

Discuss resources for expatriates

Preparing to move

Talk about packing and preparations for relocation

Immigration and customs

Discuss immigration expectations

Culture shock

Talk about dealing with culture shock

Cross-cultural communication

Discuss ways to politely communicate across cultures

Renting versus purchasing

Talk about the pros and cons of renting and buying

Utilities and services

Talk about connecting your new home

Navigating your new community

Discuss transportation options in your new area

Making your house a home

Talk about settling into a new home

Adjusting to a new job market

Discuss differences in your industry abroad

Making compromises

Discuss communication strategies for polite compromises

Researching higher education

Talk about university life in other countries

Professional development

Discuss strategies for personal and professional networking

Markets and shops

Talk about shopping at local stores

Malls and shopping centers

Talk about shopping centers and chain stores

Talking to healthcare workers

Discuss strategies for communicating with doctors and nurses

Checking into the ER

Talk about visiting an emergency room abroad

Filing a police report

Talk about reporting a crime in another country

Pets and vets

Discuss the care of animals abroad

Visiting national attractions

Talk about places to visit in your new country

Relaxation and downtime

Talk about ways to relax abroad

Clubs and social events

Discuss social opportunities in your new country

Getting out and about

Talk about local travel in your new area

Your new community

Discuss strategies for integration and individuality