O texto de hoje é sobre uma pessoa que está procurando apartamento para alugar.
[Jessie] Hi, I’m calling about the apartments for rent. [Manager] Sure. What kind of apartment are you interested in? [Jessie] A two-bedroom. Do you have any available? [Manager] Well, I have plenty of one-bedroom apartments available. I have one two-bedroom that’s still occupied, but the tenant’s moving out in two days. When do you need it? [Jessie] Sometime around next week would be fine. [Manager] Next week the unit will be empty. It’s yours if you want it. [Jessie] What’s the apartment like? [Manager] Well, it’s got two bedrooms, the living room and the bedrooms have
hardwood floors and very large windows. The monthly rent is $960, with a $450 security deposit. Both the heat and stove are gas. You pay electricity only, gas and water are included. [Jessie] Excellent. Does it come furnished? [Manager] Nope, unfurnished. [Jessie] Does it include a parking space? [Manager] Sure thing. You’ll be assigned a sheltered parking space at no additional charge. [Jessie] Sounds good. What about the neighborhood, is it quiet enough? [Manager] It depends on what you call “enough”. On weekends it can get a little noisy, but during the week it’s definitely more on the quiet side. The residents are very friendly and respectful of each other and they usually keep the noise
to a minimum. [Jessie] Great! Can I come over tomorrow and have a look? [Manager] Sure, if you don’t mind that there are people still living in it. [Jessie] That’s fine by me. How about 9 AM? [Manager] Good. May I have your name? [Jessie] Jessie. [Manager] Jessie. I’ll see you tomorrow.
rent = aluguel, alugar
a two-bedroom (apartment) = um apartamento de dois quartos
plenty of = muitos
What’s … like? = Como é ……?
tenant = inquilino
furnished = mobiliado
both the heat and stove = tanto o aquecedor quanto o fogão
sure thing = com certeza
hardwood floors = piso de madeira
security deposit = quantia paga no início e devolvida quando o inquilino sair do imóvel, se este for deixado em boas condições
a sheltered parking space = uma vaga coberta para o carro
it can get noisy = (lit.) pode ficar barulhento; (aprox.) às vezes é barulhento
more on the quiet side = mais para quieto
keep (something) to a minimum = tentam fazer/manter (alguma coisa) o mínimo possível
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