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1. Pre-Listening Exercise
How would you find a room, flat or
house to rent or buy?
Make sentences using one of the following
visit, read, look at, search
a) I would ___ the newspaper.
b) I would ___ an estate Agent.
c) I would ___ the Internet.
d) I would ___ the cards in the newsAgent's
Agent: I'm sorry I'm late.
Have you been waiting long?
Customer: No, I've only just arrived.
Agent: Oh, good. Now, here are the
keys. Let's go in.
There are two apartments. The one
for rent is upstairs.
Customer: Is there a garden?
Agent: Yes, you'll share the garden
at the back.
Customer: That's fine.
Agent: Do come in.
Customer: Thank you. I like the carpet.
Agent: The colors are nice,
aren't they? This apartment is in
good condition. Here is your lounge.
Customer: Where would we eat?
Agent: There is this corner
here or you can use your kitchen.
Come and see.
Customer: The kitchen is quite small.
Agent: Yes, but it has everything,
cooker, fridge, washing-machine, even
Customer: And there are lots of cupboards.
Agent: Let me show you the
bedrooms. This is the smaller one.
Customer: It's a good size
though. Is all the furniture included?
Agent: Only what is fixed.
You will have to provide tables, chairs
Customer: That's a lot.
Agent: You can buy things
cheaply from second-hand shops or
Customer: What's an auction?
Agent: It's where the person
who offers the highest price buys
Customer: Is that a crack in the
Agent: Yes, I'm afraid it
is but it can easily be repaired.
I will see to that. Come into the
other bedroom. You can see the bathroom
Customer: Yes, it is very
nice but I will have to ask my friend
first and we will come together. I
understand it is eight hundred dollars
Agent: Yes. But a few blocks downtown
would be much more expensive.
Customer: Well, thank you. I will
be in touch.