New words and expressions 1.
flat hunter someone looking for a flat (two or three rooms on the same floor) there's no privacy you cannot be alone hostel a building in which young people (usually students) can live cheaply
I have to be in I must be back in the hostel self-contained with its own bath room and lavatory lounge sitting room, living room the day off the day free, i.e. you do not have to go to work accommodation houses, flats, rooms: somewhere to live ring up telephone keep your fingers crossed a superstition; this is meant to bring good luck eager keen, enthusiastic you don't really mind it's not important to you dozens many, a lot (twelve to a dozen) let offer for rent (you often see signs saying FLAT TO LET) set off start a journey let him know tell him later reasonable sensible, moderate a pretty good idea quite a good idea, a fairly good idea agency here means a firm that collects details of flats and passes them on to the flat hunters for a commission, usually the equivalent of a week's rent fee payment rent payment for use of a building usually paid by the week or the month motorway high-speed road with limited access road drills machines for breaking up the road surface bulldozers vehicles that move earth in large quantities
A day in the life of a flat hunter
Erika Weiss had corresponded with Peter Jarvis for nearly three years, but they only met for the first time last month at London airport. Erika had come from Germany to work for a year in her firm's L
A. Comprehension questions 1. Where did Peter and Erika meet for the first time? 2. What is Erika's nationality? 3. Why didn't Erika like the hostel? 4. What is
A. 1. At London airport. 2. She's German. 3. Because there was no privacy, the food was horrible, and she had to be in by eleven o'clock. 4. Charming self-contained fu