Leaving home for the first time can be a stressful experience.
Rene: So I hear you’ve moved out of your parents’ place.
Drew: Not yet, actually. I’m moving into my new place on Saturday.
Rene: That’s awesome! Do you need a hand shifting your stuff?
Drew: That would be brilliant! I’m picking up a van from the hire place at ten. I could come and get you after that.
Rene: Do you have much stuff to move?
Drew: Just my bed and a few boxes of clothes. Oh, and my console.
Rene: Don’t you need stuff for the kitchen? What are you planning on eating off of?
Drew: Well, it’s a furnished flat, so I don’t need anything much. There’s a fridge, a microwave, plates, glasses, cutlery, a sofa and a telly.
Rene: Blimey! You struck gold with this one.
Rene: What do you mean, ‘Hmm’?
Drew: My sister’s moving in with her boyfriend too. It might take a while to get used to living with them!
Rene: I heard he’s a fitness fanatic and loves to go running at five in the morning!
Drew: (sarcastically) That’s something to look forward to, then!
Rene: Good luck!
Move on – experience a change to a new way of life
Move out – permanently leave your current home
Move in – start living in a new home
Fitness fanatic – someone who loves to exercise
Be used to something – the situation is not strange for you
Get used to something – be in the process of something feeling less strange over time
Not used to something – the situation is strange for you