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Live from London: Home

Level: Pre-intermediate, Intermediate, Upper intermediate, Advanced Type: General lesson plan, Video Video material

Set in Kings Cross, London, this video includes interviews with Londoners talking about their homes.


If you’re teaching general English, you can use this video alongside the Everyday life lesson The apartment.

Note: If your device isn’t Flash compatible, then click on the link under ‘Related files’ at the bottom of the page to download the video. You can then play it through the media player on your device (e.g. iTunes).

We’ve put together a video for you to use as part of a lesson on homes. Get your students’ attention by playing the video as a warmer, and then after a few comprehension questions, ask your students to discuss the same questions in pairs or small groups.

Below, you can find an editable transcript and worksheet with exercises to use with your class, along with the video to download and use offline.

For further ideas for how you can use these videos, have a look at the Live from London lesson ideas page.


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Readers' comments (4)

  • The video doesn’t work. It’s really frustrating since they are such awesome videos and I can’t wait to use them with my students. Could you please enlighten me here how to download the video. Many thanks!

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that you are unable to access these videos. This may be due to the latest Chrome update (if this is your browser). If the video isn’t appearing on the screen, click on the circled 'i' on the top right side of the screen, by the address bar. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on ‘site setting’ choose ‘flash’ then click on ‘allow’. You will then be prompted to refresh the page and the video should now appear. You may need to do this every time the page is opened.

    If you still experience problems, please do contact our customer services team at who will be happy to assist you further.

    Best wishes,

    The onestopenglish team

  • Hi Sue,

    Thank you for your comment, and apologies for the trouble. We had a technical issue with video downloads yesterday evening, which our tech team are working on to make sure it doesn't happen again. The videos should now be available for download as normal.

    We do also have an embedded video player on the page, which relies on Flash to show up. So if you can't see the player, please go into your browser settings and enable Flash for this website to view it. (If you're using Chrome, click on the little 'i' to the left-hand side of the web address at the top of the page, and then go to site settings to allow Flash.)

    Many apologies for the inconvenience!

    The onestopenglish team

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  • This video isn't working today, just as Preferences and Neighbours. It's really frustrating, as they are such great videos! I keep getting an error message 504.
    Please could you fix the defective links as soon as possible? Thanks.

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  • Thank you for the lesson but as there isn't the answers I can't be sure of my answers!

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  • Hello Emma,

    Thank you for your comment. Please find the answers below:

    Home is/where the heart is./Your home will always be the place for which you feel the deepest affection.
    To bring home/the bacon./To earn a salary; to bring home money earned at a job.
    The chickens have/come home to roost./ The consequences of doing wrong always catch up with the wrongdoer.
    There’s no place/like home./Home is the most satisfying place to be.
    Nothing to/write home about./Mediocre, not as good as you expected.
    The lights are on/but no-one’s home./Something that you say when you think someone is stupid.
    To do something/until the cows some home./To do something for a very long time.

    Best wishes and happy teaching!

    The onestopenglish team

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