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TOPIC: TALKING TO YOUR LANDLORD


VOCABULARY BUILDER:

Lease = A contract between a landlord and a tenant to rent a property

Deposit = A sum of money paid to the landlord in case there is damage to the property when the tenant moves out

Prohibited =
Not allowed
Maintenance person = Someone whose job is to fix things in a house/apartment, and to generally keep a property in good repair

Roommates/flatmates = People who live with you in the same property



EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:

1. Can you please call a ____________? There is a water leak in the bathroom.
  plumber
  electrician
  painter

2. These walls need a new coat ( = layer) of ____________.
  paint
  painted
  to paint

3. Do you accept _____________? ( = cats, dogs, etc.)
  pits
  pots
  pets

4. I think me might have a problem with ______________. ( = cockroaches, ants, etc.)
  pets
  insects
  birds

5. When will the stove be ______________? ( = fixed)
  renovated
  replaced
  repaired

6. Could you please ______________ the old refrigerator with a newer one?
  replace
  repair
  renovate

7. I will be a couple of days _________________ with the rent money this month.
  late
  later
  lately

8. Which day do we have to pay _____________ by?
  cash
  money
  rent

9. There is no _____________ (= electricity) in the apartment.
  strength
  force
  power

10. I think one of the fuses _____________. ( = burned out, stopped working)

  blew
  flew
  threw

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THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:

This is your repsonsibility. = You have to take care of this yourself.

What's your availability tomorrow? = What time(s) are you available tomorrow?

If you don't pay by next Monday, you will be evicted. = If you don't pay by next Monday, you will have to leave the apartment/house.

The locks have been changed. = The locks (on the doors) have been replaced.

This violates the terms of your lease. = This goes against what you promised to do or not do in the lease that you signed.





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