Vocabulary Lessons

"Apartment Rentals"

Introduction

Renting an apartment is a common part of living on your own, but finding the right place within your budget can be a challenge, particularly if you are a university student. Listen to the words below and consult a dictionary if you need a definition. Write a sample sentence for each word to learn how it is used in context. You can use the Internet to find such sentences.

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.

  1. apartment
  2. carport
  3. elevator
  4. facilities
  5. first floor
  6. garage
  7. landlord
  8. laundry room
  9. lease
  10. mailbox
  11. manager
  12. parking lot
  13. parking space
  14. roommate
  15. second floor
  16. security deposit
  17. smoke detector
  18. stairway
  19. tenant
  20. vacancy

Practice

I decided to live in this apartment complex because there is a ______ where I can wash my clothes.

All of the apartments have at least one ______ installed to warn people of fires.

You need to talk to the _______ if you need something repaired.

Follow-Up Activity

Use the Internet to find a suitable apartment for you in your area. How much does it cost to rent? How far is it located from your school or work? How long is the term of the lease?