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Talking with your landlord

August 2004

DIALOGUES:


Fixing a problema in the apartment.
(Ring, ring.)
James:Hello?
Óscar: Hello, Mr Meyers. This is Óscar Ramírez. We have a problem with the refrigerator.
James: What’s the problem?
Óscar: It doesn´t stay cold, and everything melts in the freezer.
James: Okay. I´ll come look at it ton Thursday.
Óscar: Thank you.
James: You´re welcome.

Looking for an apartment.
(Ring, ring.)
George: Hello?
Claudio: Hello. I´m calling about the apartment. I saw a flier at the laundromat.
George: Yes. It´s still available. What´s your name?
Claudio: Claudio Sánchez.
George: Do you have a roommate?
Claudio: Yes. The flier said there are two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, and living room. How much is rent?
George: It´s seven hundred dollars a month, plus utilities. Would you like to come see it?
Claudio: Yes. Where is it located?
George: It´s on South Broadway in Red Hook. Can you come with your roommate at six tomorrow night?
Claudio: Yes, that´s fine. We´ll see you tomorrow.
George: Bye.
 

VERBS

 
Present (presente) Past (pasado) Past participle (participio) En español
Fix (she/he/it fixes)
Have (she/he/it has)
Stay (she/he/it stays)
Melt (she/he/it melts)
Come (she/he/it comes)
Look at (she/he/it looks at)
Look for (she/he/it looks for)         
Call (she/he/it calls)
See (she/he/it sees)
Say (she/he/it says)
Locate (she/he/it locates)
Fixed
Had
Stayed
Melted
Came
Looked at           
Looked for 
Called  
Saw
Said
Located
Fixed
Had
Stayed
Melted
Come
Looked at
Looked for
Called
Seen
Said
Located

Arreglar
Tener
Quedar/mantener
Derretir
Venir
Mirar
Buscar
Llamar
Ver
Decir
Ubicar
 
 

VOCABULARY

 
VOCABULARY                         En español

Landlord
Flier
Laundromat
Available
Roommate
Bedroom
Bathroom
Kitchen
Living room
How much…?
Rent
…a month ($700/month)
Utilities                                                             

 
Propietario/casero
Afiche/volante
Lavandería
Disponible
Compañero/a de cada
Dormitorio/habitación
Sala de baño
Cocina
Sala de estar
?Cuánto…?
Arriendo/alquiñer
…por mes/…al mes
Servicios de electricidad, calefacción, y teléfono
 
 

EXERCISES


Everything i the freezer (1) _____________ when it doesn't (2) ____________ cold.
Óscar's (3) _____________ will (4) ____________ the refrigerator because it is broken.
Claudio (5) _____________ a flier about the apartment at the (6) _______________.
The apartment's (7) ______________ will be $700 (8) _____________, plus (9) __________.
Claudio wants an apartment with two (10) ____________ because he has a (11) ____________.
The apartment is (12) ________________ because no one is living in it. back to top

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La Voz, Cultura y noticias hispanas del Valle de Hudson

 

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