Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this section for newcomers to an English-speaking country to be able to practice English related to things you might have to do every day. The new English vocabulary you learn will help you integrate into society, and make life in your new country easier. Most of these questions use our patented approach, which combines both grammar and vocabulary training, and spans a range of levels from low-intermediate to low-advanced.


 







SETTING UP GAS/ELECTRICITY 2


VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Meter = Device which shows how much gas, electricity, or water is being used

To read a meter = To check a meter in order to see how much gas, electricity, etc. is being used

Bill = A monthly statement which shows how much you have to pay for the gas or electricity you used

Power = A common way to say "electricity"



EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:

1. When will our power be _________?
  switched on
  made
  activated

2. I paid the _________ last week.
  statement
  bill
  draft

3. Do I have to get my _________ ( = the person who owns the apartment) to approve this?
  landlord
  freeholder
  master

4. Is there another _________ ( = company that provides electricity) in the area?
  power station
  electricity generator
  energy company


5. I smell gas in the apartment. Could you please check if there is a gas ________?
  hole
  crack
  leak

6. Is there a number I can call ________ an emergency?
  in case of
  in spite of
  in lieu of

7. Another term for a company that provides electricity is "energy ________".
  giver
  supplier
  donator

8. Setting up ________ = Setting up gas, electricty, water, etc.
  tools
  utilities
  benefits

9. Can you please explain these additional ________? = Can you please explain why I have to pay for these additional items?
  tarrifs
  fares
  charges

10. This isn't a gas heater; it's an ________ heater.
  electricity
  electrical
  energy


CHECK ANSWERS (Your answers will be displayed in a new window)


THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:

Your service was cut off. = We stopped providing you with gas, electricity, etc. (usually because of non-payment)

. = We don't provide service to that neighborhood.

The first bill will include the installation charge. = You will have to pay for installing the service on the first bill that you receive.

We also provide solar energy solutions. = We can set up a non-traditional solar energy system in your home.

We'll need two days notice to stop your service. = It will take two days to stop your service.





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