Renting an apartment or taking out a home mortgage loan to buy a house are major decisions in one’s life. In other cases, students might live in dormitories on campus or even stay with a homestay family which can give them opportunities to interact with native speakers. 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 or related information.
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment or owning a house (e.g., cost, amount of privacy, etc.). Also, imagine that you are looking for a two-bedroom apartment in your area. Use the Internet to locate a place that meets your needs and provides the conveniences you want.