#5. Looking for an Apartment

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Published: 2.01.2018
Level 3   |   Time: 0:56
Accent: Canadian, New Zealand
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Improve your understanding of English pronunciation with a conversation about looking for an apartment.

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triangle Directions


  1. REVIEW the reductions.
  2. LISTEN to the audio.
  3. ANSWER the questions.
  4. CHECK your answers (Show Answers)

triangle Reductions


  • I don't know → I dunno
      I don't know what to do.
  • going to → gonna
      We are going to go home.
  • I want to → I-wanna
      I want to see a movie.
  • have to → hafta
      I have to study.
  • has to → hasta
      She has to take a test.

triangle Questions


  1. Aron lives with his parents now.
    True
    False

  2. Aron wants a cheap apartment.
    True
    False

  3. Aron wants to live with a roommate.
    True
    False

  4. Aron often throws swinger parties at his pad.
    True
    False

  5. Aron's sister's apartment has a pool.
    True
    False

  6. Aron really wants to find an apartment with a pool.
    True
    False

  7. The apartments with pools are expensive.
    True
    False

  8. Mike tells Aron to be patient.
    True
    False


triangle Language Reductions (fill in)


Directions: Listen to the conversation and fill in the expression that you hear.
You can download a pdf version [ here ] .

  • Hey Mike.
  • Hey Aron. Why are you looking at Craigslist?
  • I (3) want to find an apartment. I don't (3) want to live with my parents anymore.
  • That makes sense. Do you know (3) what you are looking for?
  • I think so. The important thing is that it (3) has to be cheap.
  • Then why (3) don't you try to find a roommate? That will make it cheaper for both of you.
  • What you're saying is true, but right now I don't (3) want to have a roommate. I need my own space for a while.
  • OK. How about a pool? At your sister's place, there's a pool, right? You (3) are going to (3) want to find a place that has one too, aren't you.
  • I (2) don't know . I (3) have to find a cheap apartment. All the apartments with pools seem out of my price range.
  • OK. (2) Don't you worry. I'm sure you will find just (3) what you are looking for sooner or later. You just (3) have to be patient.
  • Thanks Mike. I will.


triangle Language Reductions (choose)


Directions: Listen to the conversation and choose the expression that you hear.

  • ARON: Hey Mike.

  • MIKE: Hey Aron. Why (are you) looking at Craigslist?

  • ARON: I (want to) find an apartment. I don't (want to) live with my parents anymore.

  • MIKE: That makes sense. Do you know (what you are) looking for?

  • ARON: I think so. The important thing is that it (has to) be cheap.

  • MIKE: Then why (don't you) try to find a roommate? That will make it cheaper for both of you.

  • ARON: What you're saying is true, but right now I don't (want to) have a roommate. I need my own space for a while.

  • MIKE: OK. How about a pool? At your sister's place, there's a pool, right? You're (going to) (want to) find a place that has one too, (aren't you) .

  • ARON: I (don't know) . I (have to) find a cheap apartment. All the apartments with pools seem out of my price range.

  • MIKE: OK. (Don't you) worry. I'm sure you will find just what you're looking for sooner or later. You just (have to) be patient.

  • ARON: Thanks Mike. I will.


triangle Script



ARON: Hey Mike.

MIKE: Hey Aron. Why are you looking at Craigslist?

ARON: I want to find an apartment. I don't want to live with my parents anymore.

MIKE: That makes sense. Do you know what you're looking for?

ARON: I think so. The important thing is that it has to be cheap.

MIKE: Then why don't you try to find a roommate? That will make it cheaper for both of you.

ARON: What you're saying is true, but right now I don't want to have a roommate. I need my own space for a while.

MIKE: OK. How about a pool? At your sister's place, there's a pool, right? You're going to want to find a place that has one too, aren't you.

ARON: I don't know. I have to find a cheap apartment. All the apartments with pools seem out of my price range.

MIKE: OK. Don't you worry. I'm sure you will find just what you're looking for sooner or later. You just have to be patient.

ARON: Thanks Mike. I will.

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