Finding an Apartment - Improve Your Communication Skills - English language lesson

View on Youtube


Welcome to twominenglish.com. Teaching you English through two-minute lessons.

In this lesson we will learn about phrases you can use while looking for a place to live.

Communicating Your Requirements.

Charlie: Hi, my name is Charlie. I’m looking for an apartment to rent.

Ben: Alright. What kind of apartment would you prefer?

Charlie: Since I’ll be living with my friend, I’m looking for a 2-bedroom apartment.

Ben: Do you have any specific location in mind?

Charlie: Yup. I think Seone and Alfred Streets are a good option as my office is pretty close to them.

Ben: What is your budget?

Charlie: Anything under $900 a month would do.

Ben: Alright. Give me an hour, I’ll get back to you with some options and we can visit them.

Charlie: That’d be great! Thank you.

Bargaining with a Homeowner.

Betty: I like your house very much. I’d like to buy it, but you are quoting a really high price.

Andrew: I just told you the market price of the property. In Texas, it is $100 per sq. ft. There is no property as beautiful as this for the price.

Betty: I understand. But, it’s over my budget. Is there some room for bargaining?

Andrew: Well, I don’t know. I am sure I can get an offer for this much. Let me ask my property consultant.

Betty: Okay, let’s see what your consultant advises you. If the final quote suits me, I might buy the property.

Enquiring About Rent.

Charlie: My name is Charlie, I’m calling from California.

Andrew: It’s Andrew here. What can I do for you?

Charlie: I saw your advertisement on Craigslist regarding a property for rent in San Diego.

Andrew: Yes, I have a vacant house in San Diego and I’m planning to get some rental income from it.

Charlie: I’m looking for an apartment there myself. I’m interested in renting the property if I find it suitable for my stay.

Andrew: Alright. Do you want to see the property?

Charlie: Yes. I am traveling to San Diego next week. Can I see it then?

Andrew: Sure! Give me a call when you get there and I will arrange it, if it’s still available.

Talking to Your Friend.

Charlie: Where have you been, Betty? I’ve been trying to reach you since last Sunday.

Betty: Gosh. Don’t even ask! I never knew hunting for an apartment could be so tough.

Charlie: What apartment? Are you moving out of your house?

Betty: Yes. I’m looking for a place near my office.

Charlie: I think there’s a vacant apartment in my building. Do you want to get that?

Betty: That’d be great! How much is the rent for your place?

Charlie: I pay $1200. It’s a very nice place.

Betty: I know, Charlie. I’ve seen the building.

0 Comments. Add comment

Leave your comment here

We welcome your valuable suggestions,comments and queries. We definitely would give our best of the efforts to bring to you lessons with new and better ideas,teaching you English in just 2 minute lessons.

Lesson Tags