Renting a Room Listening Lesson with Audio and Quiz for ESL
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Advanced Listening Lesson #05
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Quiz - View Questions
1. Where is the conversation taking place?
At an apartment complex
At the dormitory
At a fraternity house
Over the phone
2. How much is the person asking for rent?
$800 a month
$800 a month plus half the bills
$425 a month
$425 a month plus half the bills
3. What concern did the person have regarding the place?
How many kids were present
How many parties they have
The noise level
The distance from school
4. When do they plan on meeting?
In 15 minutes
Later that evening
1. Over the phone
2. $425 a month plus half the bills
3. The noise level
4. In 15 minutes
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Show Conversation Dialog
A: "I'm calling about the available room. Is it still available?"
B: "Yes it is. Do you know where we're located?"
A: "Yeah. I drove by this morning and I liked the location. What's the rent?"
B: "It's $850 a month. So you would pay $425 a month plus half of the bills."
A: "How big is the place?"
B: "It's a two bedroom, one bath and roughly about 800 square feet."
A: "Is the complex pretty quiet? Can you hear a lot of noise or anything like that?"
B: "They have a strict policy in the apartment complex concerning noise level. So it stays very quiet after 10 PM."
A: "Are you the only person who lives there now?"
B: "Yeah. I'm only looking for one roommate."
A: "Everything sounds good. Can we schedule a time to meet so I can look at the place?"
B: "I'm available anytime today or tomorrow."
A: "How about if I come over now?"
B: "That works with me. But what is your name?"
A: "Oh, my name is Brad."
B: "Ok. I'm Randy. So I'll see you in a bit?"
A: "Should only take about 15 minutes to get there."
B: "Sounds good."
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