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Home Repairs

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Dave: Hi Randall. [ Hi ] Come on in.

Randall: Uh, yeah, I stopped by to see if you were still looking for a roommate to (1) your house.

Dave: Yeap. I sure am. Ever since I cut back on my working hours to go to school, I've been really (2) for cash.

Randall: Oh.

Dave: Hey, let me show you the place. Uh, here's the living room.

Randall: Oh. It looks like you could use a new carpet . . . and those (3)?

Dave: Well. I've had a few problems with some (4) roommates. I know it needs to be cleaned, but I just don't have the money to do it right now.

Randall: Oh. And what about the kitchen?

Dave: Right this way. Look. It's completely furnished with all the latest (5), except . . .

Randall: What?

Dave: Well, the refrigerator door is broken . . . a little bit . . . and it won't shut all the way. It needs fixing, but don't worry. I've just (6) by pushing a box against it to keep it shut.

Randall: Hmm. Great.

Dave: Ah. It isn't that bad.

Randall: Well how about the bathroom?

Dave: Well . . .

Randall: No, no. Don't tell me. The toilet is (7) or the sink has a few leaks.

Dave: No, those work fine, but, uh, the tile in the shower needs to be (8), and the window needs fixing.

Randall: Let me see. The tile . . . what? The window? Where's the window pane?

Dave: Well, that's another slight problem. I've put up a piece of (9) to keep out the [ Hmmm ] rain and snow , and if it gets a little cold, you can always turn up the heat. Well, you used to until the central heating went out. [Oh boy.]

Randall: Hey, I think I've seen enough. I can't believe you've survived under these (10).

Dave: So what do you think? You really can't beat a place like this for $450 a month. So it has its problems, but we can fix those.

Randall: Uh, no thank you. I think I've seen enough.



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