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ESL Podcast 438 Ė Renting an Apartment 2008-12-29
ESL Podcast 438 Ė Renting an Apartment
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Tags: Daily Life
Audio Index:
Slow dialogue: 1:17
Explanations: 3:37
Fast dialogue: 15:22
Heather: Hi, are you the apartment manager? I saw the vacancy sign outside and Iím looking for an apartment.

Sam: Yes, Iím Sam. We have one unit available right now. When are you looking to move in?

Heather: The lease on my apartment is up soon, so Iíd like to move in the first of the month.

Sam: Okay, follow me and let me show you the unit. Each unit gets one parking space in the garage, and there are laundry facilities on the first floor. The landlord pays for the gas, but the tenant pays for all other utilities. Hereís the unit. Take a look around.

Heather: Oh, this is nice. Is this a furnished unit?

Sam: It can be furnished or unfurnished, your choice. Since itís an end unit, thereís only one common wall.

Heather: This apartment is exactly what Iím looking for. How much is the rent?

Sam: Itís $900 a month and we require a 12- month lease. To move in, youíll need to have the first and last monthís rent, plus a security deposit.

Heather: How much is the security deposit?

Sam: Itís $450.

Heather: Okay, Iíll think it over and get back to you. Thanks for your time.

Sam: These units go fast, so if youíre interested, I suggest that you jump on it.

Heather: Thanks, Iíll keep that in mind.


Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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