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.
TOPIC: TALKING TO THE PLUMBER
EXERCISE/VOCABULARY PRACTICE TEST:
Leak = A hole or crack (in a pipe etc.) where water comes out of
To flush (a toilet) = To press a button to make water flow through and clean (a toilet)
Covered in rust
The dirty, unpleasant substance that often gathers in pipes over time
Dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.
Remember to choose the most natural-sounding answer:
THINGS TO LISTEN FOR:
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This is a flat rate. = This is what you'll pay for the whole job. (it's not an hourly rate)
You don't have to pay up front. = You can pay when the job is finished.
This will require a major overhaul of the piping system. = This will require a big job to change the entire piping system.
I'll throw that in free of charge. = I won't charge you for that additional work/item.
I'll have to shut off the main water supply for about three hours. = You will not have water for about three hours.