moving back with your parents

Moving Back

with Your Parents



in-laws pandemic do/did/done
decide move back lead/led/led
perk spring (2) bite/bit/bitten
bit (2) try/tried choose/chose/chosen
choice trying time make/made/made
save (3) senior (4) get/got/gotten
funny junior (3) come/came/come
fun push (2) think/thought/thought
save up scratch (2) feel/felt/felt (2)
Gen Z get out (2) Great Depression
fiance fiancee start from scratch
expect Millenial sting/stung/stung (2)
face (3) generation comfortable
cost supportive company (2)
barely stake (2) stake our place
cancel internship depression (2)
update each other understanding
price rage (2) put a price on





Olivia Rivera, University Student: “It took me a while to actually accept it.”

Joshua Boyer, Living with in-Laws: “It was probably the hardest thing I’ve done.

Gina Hatch, Moved in with Parents: “Maybe the hardest part is just . . .”

Zoe Thomas, Reporter, BBC News: “What’s the hardest part of living with your parents?”

Moving Back Home (as an adult)

The pandemic has led millions of young Americans to move back in with their parents.

I’m one of them.

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Zoe Thomas, Reporter, BBC News: “I decided to move home in the spring as the pandemic was raging in the US. It let me be closer to my family during this trying time, and save a bit of money.

But it’s not always an easy choice to make.”

Olivia Rivera, University Student: “When I first came home, I was saying to my parents I’m getting an apartment in New York immediately.”

Olivia Rivera is in her final year of university. With classes and her job online, she decided to move back home.

Olivia Rivera, University Student: “It took me a while to accept the fact that that’s what I wanted to do just because it’s my senior year. So I thought, ‘Oh, I could push it out and kind of have fun in my last year, or I can just come back and feel just more comfortable at home.”

Fifty-two percent (52%) of young adults in the US were living with a parent in July 2020. That’s the highest numbers since the Great Depression.

Joshua Boyer, Living with in-Laws: “To get out of the military and start over from scratch was a lot easier going through a master’s program and getting a diploma. And then having to move in with parents. That stung a lot more.”

Thirty-year old Joshua Boyer moved in with his fiancee Claire and her parents.

Joshua Boyer, Living with in-Laws: “They’ve expected that it will be a few years.”

Even before the pandemic, more young adults were choosing to live at home.

Millennials and Gen Zs both study longer and face higher living costs. They also have children of their own later.

Joshua Boyer, Living with in-Laws: “We love their company. They’ve been very, very supportive of both of us.

But at the same time, we both want to stake our own place in the world.”

Gina Hatch, Moved in with Parents: “For close to six years, I’ve barely been home.”

Gina Hatch moved back in with her parents when her internship was canceled due to the pandemic.

Gina Hatch, Moved in with Parents: “It has been nice to get a chance to save up money, and I feel like I can plan more comfortably for the future.”

But it’s not just financial: living at home as an adult can change relationships.

Gina Hatch, Moved in with Parents: “This year has been a chance for us to update our understandings of each other and get closer to each other again.”

That’s a housing perk you can’t put a price on.

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First Question. Moving back and living with parents is easy and natural for young Americans. True or false?

Second Q. Why have so many young adults moved back to their parents’ (home)?

Third. Have only working adults returned home?

Fourth. More young adults are now living with their parents than before. Is this right or wrong?

Have only single children moved back with their parents?

Sixth. How are Millennials and Generation Zs different from their parents’ generation?

Is everything perfect about living with one’s parents?

Eighth. Do the children want to live with their parents forever? What are their goals?


Monday. Describe the modern or contemporary family or household in your country.

Tuesday. Describe the traditional family or household in your country. Has it been changing over the years?

Wednesday. Do people complain about the current situation?

Thursday. I want to live with my parents, forever. Yes or no? What do children and parents desire? What are their goals?

Friday. What might happen in the future?

Saturday. Is there a solution? What is the solution? What should people do?

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