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Roommate search
Buscando compañero de cuarto

PRIMER PASO: En esta primera etapa concéntrate en el audio tratando de captar el sentido general de los comentarios. Por favor, no leas ahora la transcripción que se encuentra más abajo.

 

Roommate search
Buscando compañero de cuarto

SEGUNDO PASO: En esta segunda etapa, escucha el audio mientras lees la transcripción. Concéntrate en la entonación y ritmo de las frases.

Ken:

Hello?

Jim:

Hi. My name's Jim Hant. I'm calling about the ad for a roommate.

Ken:

Oh, right.

Jim:

Are you still looking for someone?

Ken:

Yes, we are.

Jim:

Oh, good. I'm really interested.

Ken:

Well, there are four of us, and it's a fairly small house, so we want someone who's easy to get along with.

Jim:

I'm pretty easygoing.

Ken:

Great! So can I ask you a few fairly straightforward questions about yourself?

Jim:

No problem. I like it when people are direct.

Ken:

What do you do, Jim?

Jim:

Oh, well, I've had a lot of different jobs, but I'm not working right now.

Ken:

Oh?

Jim:

Yeah, I got fired from my last job about six months ago, so I've been looking for something else. I haven't been very lucky so far.

Ken:

Uh-huh. Well, the rent here is $1,200 a month – uh, that's $300 a month for each person.

Jim:

Oh. Uh....

Ken:

Will you have enough money to pay the rent every month?

Jim:

Yeah, I probably will... if I can find a job.

Ken:

Yeah. Uh, look, where are you living now?

Jim:

Well, I've been staying with a friend for the past couple of weeks.

Ken:

Uh-huh.

Jim:

Yeah, but he's asked me to leave by Friday, so I really need to find a place to live. I've had to move four times in the past year and, well....

Ken:

Listen, Jim, I appreciate your telling me about yourself. I like it when people are honest with me. Anyway, I have to talk to my other roommates about this, and I'll give you a call tomorrow to let you know what we decide. Why don't you give me your number?

Jim:

Sure, it's two, two, three, five ....

 

VOCABULARY

ad = advertisement: aviso; there are four of us: somos cuatro (personas); fairly small: bastante reducido/a; easy to get along with: accesible para relacionarse, que no sea complicado/a; straightforward questions: preguntas frontales (sin vueltas ni rodeos); I got fired: me despidieron, me echaron; I haven't been very lucky so far: no he tenido suerte hasta ahora; $1,200: twelve-hundred (uso coloquial en reemplazo de one thousand two hundred); for the past couple of weeks: durante las últimas dos semanas; your telling me: que me comentes.

 

Activity 34: Basándote en los comentarios anteriores, selecciona las opciones más adecuadas para cada oración. Verifica luego las respuestas correctas.

1.

How many people live in the house?

3.

How does Jim describe his personality?

  Three people.
  Four people.
  Five people.

  He says he's pretty easygoing.
  He says he's straightforward.
  He says he's direct.

2.

What's their house like?

4.

How much is their monthly rent?

  It's easy to get along with.
  It's interesting.
  It's fairly small.

  Twelve thousand.
 
One thousand two hundred.
  Three hundred.

En la próxima página Mr. Grammar explicará "IT" + "WHEN" CLAUSES

 

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