What points do you consider when choosing a place to live in a new neighborhood?
Vocabulary and Expressions
Here are some words and expressions that appear in the video:
on-site (adjective or adverb): at a particular place
– My apartment complex has an on-site exercise facility, so I don’t have to go to another gym to work out. (adjective)
– Some of the construction workers working on this building project live on-site during certain parts of the year. (adverb)
tons: a large amount of something
– You will like this apartment because it has tons of storage.
– Tons of families live in this neighborhood, so my children have a lot of friends.
Listening Comprehension Questions
Now, watch the interview and answer the comprehension questions. You can also turn on the automatically-generated captions for the video once you start it.
Describe your neighborhood.
- What kinds of housing are present there (high-rise apartments, small apartment complexes, single homes, condominiums, etc.)?
- What are the people like in your neighborhood (friendly, reserved, young families, retirees, etc.)?
- What services, stores, and parks are located in the area?
- What do you like and dislike about your area?
Randall: In this video, Aubrey Let’s talk about neighborhoods and if you could, please describe your neighborhood, what it’s like, and what it’s like to live there?
Aubrey: Okay, so I live in a small apartment complex right now, and there are a lot of things I like about it and definitely things I don’t like about it. Like, what’s really nice is that we do have an onsite laundry facility, so, um . . .
Randall: Very nice.
Aubrey: It’s, it’s just right there. Like, I just have to take my laundry in. Um, tt would obviously be nicer to have washer dryer hookups in my own place, which I’m moving soon, I hope so, um . . . You know, that’s nice. I’m right by a couple of grocery stores, um, hospitals across the road.
Randall: Well, those are really good points of why you would want to live in the area. Is it a quiet neighborhood?
Aubrey: Yeah, it’s pretty quiet. Um, . . .the apartments that I live in, they’re very small. You know, for the USA, there are definitely different standards depending on where you live. Right? Mine’s about 500 square feet, which is small for the area, so we don’t have a lot of kids, so it’s very quiet. You know, there are dogs around, but not tons, so it, it’s nice. Uh, it just could be nicer.
Randall: Okay. Well, thank you for sharing a little bit about your part of the world.
Related Language Activities on Randall’s Web Site
The following activities deal with related topics to give you additional language practice.
- Apartments (Vocabulary Lesson)
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- Apartments for Rent
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- College Roommates
- Dream House
- Easy Apartment Living
- Great Apartment Living
- Home Cleaning Service
- Home Repairs
- Home Security
- House Cleaning
- Housing Complaints
- Housing (Vocabulary Lesson)
- Neighborhood Apartments
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