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FM.1 Welcome Michal
FM.2 Out for a Drink
FM.3 Helen in Love
FM.4 Problems in the Flat
FM.5 A New Flatmate
FM.6 The Movie Date

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F.1 Nice to Meet You
F.2 Who's that?
F.3 How do I get there?
F.4 Who's this?
F.5 You're late!
F.6 Do you like this blouse?
F.7 Welcome to my new apartment
F.8 What do you do in the morning
F.9 Making a weekend plan
F.10 Tonight I'm cooking
F.11 How was yout trip?
F.12 She has a fever
F.13 Do me a favor?
F.14 I'd like to get married

Top Notch TV 1
1.1 Giorgio Moretti
1.2 Interviewing Giorgio
1.3 Making a weekend plan
1.4 Paul gives directions
1.5 Cheryl's family
1.6 Bob's memory trick
1.7 What's in the salad
1.8 Eating healthy
1.9 Where are the tickets?
1.10 Paul and Machines
1.11 Bob's Exercise
1.12 Bob's Eexercise advice
1.13 Mr. Rashid's vacation
1.14 What a vacation!
1.15 Which do you prefer?
1.16 Fashion for Bob
1.17 A trip to South Africa
1.18 Paul's African Adventure
1.19 Bargaining
1.20 I'll leave the tip

Top Notch TV 2
2.1 Have we met before?
2.2 The Museum of Cheese
2.3 Choosing a movie
2.4 The movie star
2.5 Can I take a message
2.6 Hotel complaints
2.7 Paul's accident
2.8 A luxury van
2.9 How about a manicure?
2.10 Bob's haircut
2.11 A sit-down meal
2.12 What's for dessert?
2.13 What is that color?
2.14 Feeling blue?
2.15 Art for the office
2.16 Paul the artist
2.17 The computer expert
2.18 New office tech
2.19 Marie flirting
2.20 Bob the romantic

Top Notch TV 3
3.01 A little early
3.02 Etiquette in India
3.03 Are you ok?
3.04 Too much medicine
3.05 Rush job
3.06 Planning the party
3.07 Bob the dancer
3.08 The etiquette teacher
3.09 Planning the wedding
3.10 A new holiday
3.11 Somewhere safe
3.12 An epidemic in Finland
3.13 Bob's history book
3.14 Newspapers
3.15 New technology
3.16 Paul's phone buzzer
3.17 Discussing politics
3.18 I'm not a radical
3.19 Planning a honeymoon
3.20 A trip to Tahiti









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FM.4 Problems in the Flat

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Published: 10.01.2019
Level 2   |   Time: 1:38
Accent: British
Source: BBC Flatmates

It is time to pay rent, and Alice brings home a new roommate.


    

triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the background.
  2. WATCH the video.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers. (Show Answers)

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Alice Tim Helen Michal
Alice Tim Helen Michal
  • Tim, Alice, Michal and Helen are all flatmates (roommates).
  • Michal is from Poland.

triangle Questions


  1. What are they complaining about?
    Drinking too much
    Paying rent
    The bad smell

  2. Who needs to borrow money?
    Alice
    Helen
    Tim

  3. Who offers to lend money?
    Alice
    Helen
    Tim

  4. Where did Alice find the cat?
    Outside a hospital
    Outside the flat.
    At a restaurant

  5. What name does Michal suggest for the cat?
    Coco
    Bronca
    Polish

  6. What name does Alice suggest for the cat?
    Coco
    Broncha
    Polish

  7. Why does Helen not want to keep the cat?
    She has an allergy to cats.
    She is jealous of Michal and Alice.
    They are not allowed to have pets in the flat.


triangle Vocabulary


Directions: Look at the underlined expressions and try to guess what they mean.

  1. You need to tighten your belt..
    lose some weight
    spend less money
    buy nicer clothes

  2. I am feeling flush.
    am shy.
    have a lot of money
    am getting sick

  3. I am always willing to help a damsel in distress.
    roommate
    friend
    woman

  4. I am always willing to help a damsel in distress.
    without money
    with a problem
    that is beautiful

  5. There is a small catch.
    There is a problem.
    It is free.
    You have to do something for me.

  6. I found her is a rubbage bin .
    garbage can
    mailbox
    doorway


triangle Language (articles)


Directions: 1) Read the conversation and choose the word or phrase that you think is best. 2) Listen and check your answers.

  • Oh no. It's that time of (the) month again. Time to pay (the) rent.
  • Comes around fast enough, doesn't it.
  • Yeah and I'm so broke just now. I don't know where my money goes.
  • You need to tighten your belt, Alice. Well I'm fairly flush this month. Want me to lend you (some) cash?
  • Tim! Would you?
  • Sure. You know me - always willing to help (a) damsel in distress. There's only one small catch.

  • Hi Michal. Look what I found in (a) box near (the) rubbish bins outside (the) hospital. Can you believe someone wants to throw her away? Isn't she adorable!
  • What are you going to call her?
  • How about Bronca? That's (a) good Polish name.
  • Hmmmm. I think she looks more like (a) Coco. Oh hi Helen. Meet our new flatmates. We just need to find (a) name for her.
  • Uhmm. I don't think so. You know we're not allowed (Ø) pets in (the) flat. It's against (the) rules.


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Oh no. It's that time of the month again.
Time to pay the rent.
Comes around fast enough, doesn't it.
Yeah and I'm so broke just now.
I don't know where my money goes.
You need to tighten your belt, Alice.
Well I'm fairly flush this month.
Want me to lend you some cash?
Tim! Would you?
Sure. You know me - always willing to help a damsel in distress.
There's only one small catch.
Hi Michal.
Look what I found in a box near the rubbish bins outside the hospital.
Can you believe someone wants to throw her away?
Isn't she adorable!
What are you going to call her?
How about Bronca? That's a good Polish name.
Hmmmm. I think she looks more like a Coco.
Oh hi Helen. Meet our new flatmates.
We just need to find a name for her.
Uhmm. I don't think so.
You know we're not allowed pets in the flat.
It's against the rules.


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FM.3 Helen in Love
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FM.5 A New Flatmate
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