Compreensão de Texto: renting an apartment

By Ana Luiza | Compreensão de Texto

Feb 26
Inglês - Compreensão de Texto renting an apartment
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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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About the Author

Ana Luiza criou um blog de dicas de inglês em 2006, e depois de muito pesquisar o que faz alguém ganhar fluência numa segunda língua, criou seu primeiro curso de inglês em 2009.

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  • Ana Luiza says:

    hi Ira, thanks
    Yep, make noise = fazer barulho, ou are noisy
    Are loud é mais para falam alto/escutam música alto, etc

  • Iramaia says:

    Hi Ana, just wanted to drop you a line.
    Nice quiz. Easy, but we are always learning something new. For instance: are loud – fazem barulho. I didn’t know we can use verb to be to compose this sentence. I’ll use make instead, which I think it is also correct. Anyway,thanks and see you in (on??) the next activity whatever that may be.

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