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How to Find a British Family to Spend Some Time with to Improve Your English

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In the UK, there is a magazine called 'Lady' where people advertise domestic (live in) situations vacant, nannies, housekeepers, gardeners and handymen. There is also a section for situations wanted. This is how many visitors to the UK finance themselves and improve their English.

  • Write your advertisement. Say what type of position you are looking for; childcare, domestic live in help or gardening/handyman position. Use as few words as possible but enough to convey what you are offering.
  • Remember that you will need personal references as you will be living in someone's house. The people who employ domestic staff are generally quite wealthy - the upside of all this is that you could find yourself living somewhere really wonderful!
  • Look online for the magazine Lady and advertise in it. Alternatively, check the rates in local newspapers for ad placement.