You are planning to move to another country with your family.

Find a good neighborhood and get to know your neighbors.

IN THIS LESSON, YOU WILL

1. Read a real estate ad.
2. Talk about your hometown with your new neighbor.
3. Talk to a friend about your new neighbors.

PRACTICE

STEP A EXERCISE

Are the underlined expressions used correctly? If not, change the sentences.

  1. I’m fed up with our neighbors. They’re so nice to me.
  2. I like my new neighbor, Michelle. We just met, but we’re already on a first-name basis.
  3. Their mochi ice cream is a must! It’s the best ice cream I’ve ever tasted.
  4. You absolutely have to try the egg rolls. They taste awful.

STEP B EXERCISE

Make new sentences using the expressions in the box. The form of some expressions may need to be changed.

overlook something
be born and raised in somewhere
be originally from somewhere
fully refurbished
  1. Michelle grew up in Kyoto, but now she lives in Osaka.
  2. My mother gave birth to me here in Glasgow, and I’ve lived here my whole life.
  3. My friend’s apartment is on the 27th floor, and he can see the river from his place.
  4. Our house looks brand new after my parents spent years repairing it.

MISSION

Challenge 1

You and your family are planning to move to another country. You’re looking for an apartment to rent. Read a real estate ad.

Remember?

  • need some TLC
  • overlook something
  • fully refurbished

If you’re looking for space and comfort, this gorgeous, fully refurbished flat is for you. Located on Queen Street, this two-bedroom flat is located close to Cardiff Queen Street Station and is just a few minutes’ drive from schools and medical facilities. This tenth-story flat overlooks a park and is within walking distance of numerous restaurants and shops.

Other details:

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • living room
  • dining room
  • kitchen
  • gas central heating
  • wood laminated flooring
  • £1550/month + utilities

 

For inquiries, please call us at 020-0123-4567.

Challenge 2

Last week, you moved to the apartment that you saw in the real estate ad. You just ran into a neighbor in the hallway for the first time. Introduce yourself and talk about your hometown.

Remember?

  • be born and raised in somewhere
  • be originally from somewhere
  • have roots in somewhere
  • absolutely have to
  • a must
  • authentic

Challenge 3

After a few weeks in your new apartment, you noticed that one of your neighbors likes to gossip about everyone else. Call your friend back home and tell him/her about your annoying neighbor.

Remember?

  • apparently
  • be fed up with
  • be on a first-name basis

FEEDBACK

Find a good neighborhood and get to know your neighbors.

MISSION ACHIEVEMENT

  • 4
    Very Good

    Could complete the task with ease

  • 3
    Good

    Could complete the task with some clarifications

  • 2
    Fair

    Could complete the task with additional instructions

  • 1
    Poor

    Could somehow complete the task with difficulty

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

NEXT LESSON

Chapter 4 Lesson 6 (Listening) - The best thing about this neighborhood is the people.