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Learn English meaning of ‘nesting’

Date: Nov 27 2017

Themes: Friend, Hobbies

Grammar: Simple Past Tense


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Nesting is known as something many pregnant women do. When you want to nest, you want to get your house ready for the new baby. Nesters will become obsessed with their house. They might start painting, cleaning, and organizing for days! This is just like birds collecting sticks and leaves for their own little baby birds.

Other people, however, just like to nest… for themselves. These people are more like homebodies. They like to clean their house and most importantly… they love spending time in it. It is also way more affordable to stay in and binge-watch Netflix. One might call these people old fogies. But maybe, they just really know how to relax.

Marni was just called a nester and took offense. Listen as she and Dominique talk it over in today’s English lesson.


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Marni:  So, Dominique, somebody recently told me I was a nester because I like to spend time at home. And I thought, I mean, I consider myself a homebody, but nesting? I don’t know, I kind of took offense to that.

Dominique:  You should! Nesting means you’re pregnant and getting ready for a new baby to come…

Marni:  Right!

Dominique:  That’s dumb. We just like to be at our house. We’re homebodies!

Marni:  Right! Exactly! I just like to destress by being at home, binge-watching Netflix. Is that so wrong?

Dominique:  No, it’s not, and it’s affordable! I like to be at my house! We’re not old fogies. That sounds like what old people like to do: nest at home.

Marni:  Right. Wait… is that what’s happening? We’re just getting really old…?

Dominique:  Not even! I used to do this from… since I was a little kid! I always liked to be at my house. ‘Dominique, go outside.’ Um, no thank you! I’d rather stay inside the house and read a book!

Marni:  There you go. And I think there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s traditional, right? It’s classic!


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Someone told Marni she was a nester because she liked to spend time at home. Gasp! I mean, she considers herself a homebody but… she’s not a nester. Dominique is shocked. Marni should take offense. Nesters are pregnant women who are getting their house ready for a baby.

She reassures Marni that she’s not a nester, she’s just a homebody. Marni feels relieved. She just likes to stay at home, destress, and watch Netflix. Dominique tells her they’re not old fogies, they just like their houses. Marni asks Dominique if they’re just getting old or what? No way. They’re just… traditional. It’s who they are.

Are you a homebody? What do you like to do around the house?



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I am generally a homebody.I like staying at home watching TV,reading books,knitting,cooking but sometimes I feel the need to leave home and visit my family.

09:04 PM Jan 04 2018 |

La Princesse de la vie


I consider myself a homebody too. I like to stay home, practice my languages online, read a good book or maybe just watch a good TV show or a good movie.

06:55 PM Nov 27 2017 |

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zola sudania


the Nestier are people who prepare to a new life. I think its easiest and affordable life style. I wish to creat my privet calm Nest.

03:55 PM Nov 27 2017 |


ola3Super Member!


I love to read a book, knit, cook but it has to be mingled with a good 5 km jogging outside with a refreshing cool breeze. 

02:18 PM Nov 27 2017 |

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