Welcome to our "English for new immigrants" section. We have created this "life-skills" 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 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.
TALKING TO YOUR LANDLORD
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
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
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
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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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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