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Learn the Present Perfect Progressive

Date: Dec 09 2011

Themes: Friend, Travel

Grammar: Present Perfect Progressive

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In the US, it’s pretty common to move to another city, or even another state, for school or a job opportunity. Some move just for a change of pace, or the chance to start over.

Moving to a new place can be exciting. But it can also be scary. When you’re new in town and you don’t know anybody, you might feel lonely. You might have to work hard to fit in and find new friends.

Devan would like to move to New York City. But, as she explains to Jeff, she isn’t sure she wants to be the new girl in town.

在美国,因学习或工作的机会,搬到另一座城市甚至是另一个州是常有的事。一些人搬迁只是为了改变环境,或有机会重新开始。
搬到一个新地方会令人感到兴奋。但同时也不是一件容易的事情。当你刚来到一个城市时,谁都不认识,可能会感到孤单。你可能必须努力去适应新环境,结交新朋友。
德凡希望搬到纽约市。不过,正如她告诉杰夫的那样,她不确定自己是否想在一座新城市开始生活。

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Devan

Devan

Devan:  I’ve been thinking about moving a lot lately. But the one part that makes me really hesitate and not really want to do it is I hate being the new person in town, you know? It’s so much work to have to start over and have to get to know people all over again. I always feel like such an outsider.

Jeff:  I haven’t really moved to a completely new place where I was totally on my own. When I moved here I already had a bunch of friends up here. So I haven’t really had that experience.

Devan:  So you didn’t have to work to try to fit in with a new crowd or anything? You already had a crowd established when you moved here?

Jeff:  Pretty much, yeah. A lot of close friends from where I grew up.

Devan:  That’s convenient. I guess there is something to be said about that, though. That is really nice. You know, if you lived somewhere and you didn’t really like the way your life was going, you’d get this fresh start where you can be any person you want to be. You can leave behind the drama from the past, and you get a whole new crowd if you’re tired of the same scene that you’ve been in for a long time. So that’s one positive aspect to moving, I think.

Jeff:  I think it has its advantages, and once you do get settled in, it’s kind of a good change.

 

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Discussion

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Devan has been thinking about moving to a new city. But she doesn’t like being new in town. She thinks it’s hard to fit in and get to know people when you move.

Jeff has never moved to a new place where he didn’t know anybody. When he moved in the past, he already had friends in the new place to help him get used to it.

Even though Devan doesn’t like being the new person in town, she also thinks that starting over in a different place sounds exciting. She thinks it would be fun to have a fresh start.

Have you ever been the new person in town? How did you make friends and fit in? Would you ever move to a totally new place where you didn’t know anyone?

 

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

When i was in military service i was the new person in that town and it was terrible,actually i didn’t like to make friends that time because i hated that situation,and when i wnet to my coolege i didnt know anyone but gradually i made a lot of friends.

09:25 AM Dec 28 2014 |

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quaresma007

Algeria

if you are the new person in town . don’t scare or hesitate .it take time then all the things gonna be alright.think  about all new things you can try it or new freinds you can meet them

05:55 PM Jul 27 2013 |

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Pezhman02

Pezhman02

Germany

I moved to another city many years ago. I think it was a change for better even though it took some getting used to at first.

02:05 AM Feb 08 2012 |

snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

Tongue outNot only  does the climate change is threatening their habitats, but it  has also enhanced their survival instincts, their whole diet have changed. The other day I came across one Bear eating Shaved Ice, it didn’t have  any syrup on top otherwise I would have been scared.

10:24 AM Dec 15 2011 |

 julito

julito

Argentina

 Snoopyboy , this is hilarious !!!  a polar bear with a coke -OMG, This brand must be also marketing  to the polar bears.

09:52 AM Dec 15 2011 |

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snoopyboy

snoopyboy

Antarctica

When I first moved to Antartica there  were no “welcome” banners,no limo waiting for me with my last name on the window.No red carpet rolled out for me. The climate was very hostile, It didn’t take long for me to feel homesick. I choked up, my eyeballs were rock frozen. then I saw a polar bear with a coca cola bottle, I couldn’t believe my eyes!! and made a beeline toward him .this place really grew on me.

09:28 AM Dec 15 2011 |

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DENİZ

Turkey

Ithink ,ı must have  new friends our lives because they teach new thinks us..

01:12 PM Dec 14 2011 |

tenz

tenz

India

i have already moved into a new town and at present i dont have any friends. i am staying inside home and rarely goes out.. if i get into a new job,hopefully i will get to know people though i am a shy person. shy for stranger but if i get along well with  then i am one of the great entertainer too…new in town is a lesson to learn about others and way of improving our communication skills , living style and be better then yesterday..

10:06 PM Dec 13 2011 |

Christianny

Brazil

When i was 17th years old i had to move from my state and it was very hard, to fit in with the new style of life and culture (believe, it exist between states also), and at school, teenagers were very differente of me. but i was very lucky because i found a truth friend on that time, and till now i can count on her, and i believe forever. Without her help, i believe i hadn’t managed go through that :)

07:48 AM Dec 13 2011 |

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kenlin16

kenlin16

Taiwan


  I think I have been a new comer in many places of my life, not because I really like it but because I have been driven by variety of reasons. Most of them have mainly been the job and the study. Sometimes, some jobs and schools are better offered or suited for you than other. These are  my priority and because of this , I am not so much concerned about how to fit in with a new crowd or life style but rather focused on how to achieve the personal goal. However, to live in a new place could end up having many happy memories, if you play the card right. After all, our whole life is comprised of finite small sectional memories.  For me, I try to be careful when I am in each section of my life. Of course, not every section of my life turns out as wonderful as I think but I try to be grateful and passionate.  In many cases, I found I am left with many close friends and happy memory. I think being passionate and alert and enjoying the moment with people and things will lead you to a wonderful adventure of the life.Cool

09:03 PM Dec 11 2011 |

jinning

jinning

China

New in town is quite a hard period at the beginnig but it is,meanwhile a new challenge to me. i like it althought i am seldom new in another place. Because it can give a new start and make my life richer in the long lifetime.

04:55 PM Dec 11 2011 |

arbey

arbey

Colombia

i like go to another places its so exiting hehehehe and alike i can to make a new friendlys wherever i am hehe and if you dont know anybody ha you can feel a really the miss sentiment and it is so boring


 

03:35 PM Dec 11 2011 |

Melina M

Melina M

Argentina

I’ve never been new in town, but I changed of school quite a lot of times, and I like that feelin’ of not knowing anyone and starting from zero with new people, though I’m a little bit shy

12:16 PM Dec 11 2011 |

saeedsirtex

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

being with new people and new place need a little brave personality….you fear for nothing and empty subjects while u go in new place…but if you same experince before maybe u can control this nervouse….


for example the people who go to university for first day, they are fear for not ariiving on time, loosing bus, and etcra..but after a while, these feel remove from them….and maybe if a one of them goes in future to new university, could remove the nervouse from himself…

10:31 AM Dec 11 2011 |

wwongsapun

wwongsapun

Thailand

I have been to alive in new town. I don’t know anybody in here. For me it’s excite and it’s a new chance for touch it. I like to use smile,kind and friendly to another.By the way I don’t care who is like me. But I like to show sincere to other. It’s good way for have many friend. :)

06:33 AM Dec 11 2011 |

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fr0oggy

fr0oggy

Bulgaria

I was quite scared when went at the university in another town. But this was only for few months :)


04:46 AM Dec 11 2011 |

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redlove_cri

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I agree with that ! The most of them is we can see new things in another Country or Town 


BE GOOD LUCK EVERY ONEWink

12:10 AM Dec 11 2011 |

saowaros

saowaros

Thailand

I hope someday I’d have an opportunity to move to another country for a change of pace. 

10:11 PM Dec 10 2011 |

hasnmohmad

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

i want to sleep . goood nightKiss

04:40 PM Dec 10 2011 |

cactus_juise

Turkey

when i moved the place where i live i couldn’t make new friends.. it was really hard to fit in with people around myself and i still don’t have friends here =))) but i am happy with my cookies

12:23 PM Dec 10 2011 |

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