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Being Alone
Being Alone

Learn English with this being alone English lesson

Date: Jan 20 2020

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:  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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South Korea

I usually go to some palces by myself. i don’t need to feel self-conscious about others. I just do what I want to do. At coffeeshop, drinking coffee, I read books . it is really awesome. i do have my me time. i have my time to myself. whoever is judging me doesn’t matter to me. i just enjoy my time, no pressure, relaxing.

04:52 AM Jan 21 2015 |


Iran, Islamic Republic Of

This lesson was great! thank you!!

I always wish to be away from others and do anything i will by my own

living alone is my biggest wish

my annoying family and ignorant people always hurt me

I really need ME TIME!!!

04:12 AM Jan 21 2015 |




I used to get self-conscious when doing something by myself like having dinner or seeing a movie. But then I realized that I didn’t like to depend on someone to do the things that I wanted to. After that I felt more comfortable being alone.

What about you, guys?

01:47 AM Jan 21 2015 |

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