Thursday, August 3, 2017

Short Dialogue

  • commute- going (usually) from home to work and from work to home everyday 
  • killing me- very difficult for me 
  • I know what you mean- I understand 
  • walking distance- very close, you can walk there 
  • not working out- It's not good for what I need 
  • landlord- person who owns the building 
  • repairs- fixing broken things 
  • breaking down- becoming broken 
  • budget- how much money you have to use 
  • furnished- it has furniture included (sofa, bed, etc.) 
  • utilities- electricity, water, gas, etc. You usually have to pay extra for these 

Read the dialogue:

  • Henry: I am so tired of my commute to work. Driving all those hours is just killing me.
  • Lance: Yeah, I know what you mean. I used to drive two hours to work each way. But now I live within walking distance of my work. It's great.
  • Henry: You're kidding. I didn't know that. Did you move? 
  • Lance: No, I got a new job near my work. 
  • Henry: Well, I don't think I can change my job, but I am thinking about changing my apartment. The one I have just isn't working out. 
  • Lance: What's wrong with it?
  • Henry: Well, besides being too far from work, I'm having some problems with my landlord. He keeps raising the rent, but he never does any repairs. Everything is breaking down.
  • Lance: That's terrible. Listen, I think there is a vacancy in my apartment building. And my landlord is excellent. And I'm sure it would be closer to your work than you are now.
  • Henry: Really? But is it expensive? My budget isn't that big.
  • Lance: No, it's not that expensive. And it's furnished and the utilities are included.
  • Henry: That sounds great. I'd love to see it. When can we go?
  • Lance: How about now? 
  • Henry: Sure. I'll drive. 

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