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Being Alone
Being Alone

Learn English with this being alone English lesson

Date: Feb 06 2019

Themes: Time

Grammar: Simple Present Tense

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Everyone always needs some time to themselves. Alone time can be a great chance to just relax and unwind without worrying about what another person needs. It’s just you!

It can feel awkward to do things by yourself that you normally do with friends, like to go out to eat or to go to a concert. But you might realize that you enjoy being alone when you do these activities. You’ll get used to it and won’t even notice that you’re by yourself.

Brian tells Lily about how he went to see a movie by himself and had a great time. Learn more in today’s English lesson about having some “me time.”

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Lily

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Lily:  Hey, Brian. How are you doing?

Brian:  Oh, good. I just went and saw a movie last night.

Lily:  Who’d you go with?

Brian:  No one. I just went by myself. It was a cheap movie night and I wanted to go see a movie.

Lily:  Wasn’t that kind of awkward?

Brian:  No, it was awesome. It was so relaxing. I didn’t have to make small talk with anyone. No pressure.

Lily:  Well, OK. I always get really self-conscious if I go to places by myself. I feel like people are always judging me.

Brian:  Sometimes I feel really self-conscious with another group of people because I want to make sure I say the right thing. I like having my own me time.

Lily:  Yeah, I can understand that. But it still makes me kind of uncomfortable. It must be kind of nice to be able to set your own itinerary and go do whatever you want.

Brian:  I think a lot of people do things alone. They just don’t necessarily realize it. You don’t have to go out to do it. I know some folks like to grab a coffee in the morning. And that’s their own little special time to get ready for the day.

Lily:  That’s an interesting way to think about it. I guess I do more alone than I thought.

Brian:  Yeah.

 

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Lily was surprised to hear that Brian went to see a movie by himself. She says that she would feel too self-conscious about being alone, and afraid that other people might be judging her. It can feel awkward to be by yourself when other people are with their friends.

Brian likes that there is no pressure when he’s alone. He enjoys his me time and finds that it’s really relaxing. He points out to Lily that people do many things alone and it’s not a big deal.

Do you often spend time by yourself? What types of activities do you do alone?

 

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Belosnejka

Russian Federation

Oh nice text, thank you!

05:44 AM Mar 01 2019 |

manish0007

manish0007

India



but being alone all the time is really bad you just make your self seperate from others and other too not want to come with you to talk so you just keep talking and making good relationship with everyone.



being alone mind always getting bad negative things which makes you really bad even you are good. 

02:15 PM Feb 11 2019 |

manish0007

manish0007

India

I spend my maximum time alone even when I am bat home.



and due to this  I am getting just different from others  people around me judging myself always  they say what happened Manish why are you so rude and alone and they just going to direct my life and this thing I really hated because I think now I can make sense about me what is wrong or right

02:13 PM Feb 11 2019 |

dilenny

dilenny

Dominican Republic

I enjoing muy own me time.

11:32 PM Feb 07 2019 |

dilenny

dilenny

Dominican Republic

I enjoing muy own me time.

11:32 PM Feb 07 2019 |

Jaiprasadrajban

India

Being alone

03:41 AM Feb 07 2019 |

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Press1

Press1

Aruba

I find it very important to find time for myself. Like Brian, I really do enjoy my ‘me time’ to a certain extent to which it can become addictive at some point. But I am not feeling guilty or selfish after I zoned out. It fills me up with so much more than just energy. Pampering ourselves should be crucial and not something that people will judge you for. 

01:51 PM Feb 06 2019 |

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asef

asef

Afghanistan

When i feel tired or get sick i like being alone, Otherwise in the real normal life i like my friends and families being around me …I enjoy a lot being with my friends and families. 

04:10 AM Feb 06 2019 |

hattomi

hattomi

Yemen

I’ve realized that when I have my own “me time” I be able to do things that work on my-will, I’ve been through a time when I felt like not talking to anyone not meeting anybody at that time I wrote this “Being alone helps you to do something big in your life , something worths to leave everybody for” . I found it real cause I really did something at that time something that made a difference in my life…


NOW I have friends and I’m spending most of my time with them, I know that I’ll reach the point when I don’t feel like having anyone around and this feeling started already to activate in side of me these days, BUT I promised myself that If I give up on them, I’m not gonna make any new friends for the rest of my life.

11:37 PM Jan 27 2015 |

Javi_920

Javi_920

Argentina

I was in New York last year and I remember I went a couple of times to a bar (Lion’s Head, just a few blocks from Central Park). I was by myself, ‘cause I did the whole trip alone. And yep, I was drinking there, having some cool meals and I did feel some self-conscious for a time because… I was alone! But it’s like I was saying to myself “ok, you’re new here, you know nobody, so that’s normal”.


And by the way, I was just reading meaw-meaw comment. I feel like, when you’re in a relationship and you work & study, it’s like you have sooo few chances to have a “me time”. I have experienced that… recently. You can’t.

03:17 AM Jan 26 2015 |

meaw-meaw

meaw-meaw

Thailand

Me time : I like to unwind by chatting with my special person.I feel reraxing.But nowaday Why I feel awkward and pressure.His time spent to study and his work: No the time for me anymore.everything had change. I have to find new interesting way such as reading a book and watching movie. 

05:26 PM Jan 25 2015 |

meaw-meaw

meaw-meaw

Thailand

Me time : I like to unwind by chatting with my special person.I feel reraxing.But nowaday Why I feel awkward and pressure.His time spent to study and his work: No the time for me anymore.everything had change. I have to find new interesting way such as reading a book and watching movie. 

05:26 PM Jan 25 2015 |

salamsaalam

Jordan


Loneliness is better than fake people…

12:07 PM Jan 25 2015 |

meysam66

meysam66

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

In reality i do not like to be alone. I wrok from 8 to 6 so when i get home i want to go out with my friends. In the winter that the weather is too cold, i have to be alone at home and its really annoying. when i am alone, i think about my problem that i have to face in the futher, and it really makes me sad.

04:16 PM Jan 23 2015 |

Lejla123

Lejla123

Serbia and Montenegro

Evryone at one time feel the need for “me time” especially when the person is
constantly have much obligation. And staying alone for few hours and doing the things that  feels the person is like good spent break.

02:50 PM Jan 22 2015 |

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Thyphuong

Thyphuong

Viet Nam

It’s good to be alone sometimes, especially when I have something in mind but unable to find a solution.

09:53 AM Jan 22 2015 |

andre_tarroni

Brazil

Nowadays, I hardly ever spent time with me, this text remind me how precious is take a time of our routine.


Just be off to think in your life and your dreams;

12:39 AM Jan 22 2015 |

veindiz1

veindiz1

Saudi Arabia

none  autsic people  are not alone.  they  born and everthings is  ready to recive them and welcome to  them environment ,people, and everything .



11:58 PM Jan 21 2015 |

semal

semal

Bangladesh

When I being alone, I just plan how can I gettig better marks in my examination and what way I prepare my lesson. Job is now crying need to me so I always think about the good job.

10:59 PM Jan 21 2015 |

semal

semal

Bangladesh

Hi

10:43 PM Jan 21 2015 |

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