This week we used the peculiar custom of Japanese rental families as a jumping off point for discussing family relationships and roles, as well as growing trends in people living alone.
Listening: Learners can listen to a listening excercise from the British Council about Living On My Own.
For original version, try the podcast episode from To The Best of Our Knowledge about How to Be Alone.
Reading: Learners can read an article from Breaking News English about how the internet helps families stay in touch. You can also do some reading about different vocabulary about family relationships.