Home Repairs

Автор: | 12.12.2018

Description: Discuss with a partner three common repairs or home improvements people do in and around their apartments or houses (e.g., kitchen cabinets, roofing, siding, etc.).

The walls need to be repainted because there are stains and holes in different places.
The kitchen table needs fixing because a part is broken.
The kitchen cabinets need to be refinished because they are scratched.

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Listen to the conversation and check your answers.

1. Why does Dave need a roommate to pay for rent?
A. He was recently laid off from his job.
B. He is working fewer hours these days.
C. He quit his job to go back to school.

2. What is wrong with the carpet in the living room?
A. It is soiled in several places.
B. It has a few tears here and there.
C. It is really worn out.

3. What has Dave done to fix temporarily the refrigerator door?
A. He used some heavy-duty tape around the door.
B. He applied some super glue to keep the hinges on tightly.
C. He pushed a box against the door to keep it shut.

4. Which problem is true of the bathroom?
A. The tile needs replacing.
B. The sink is clogged.
C. The window pane is cracked.

5. What does Randall probably do at the end of the conversation?
A. He decides to look for another place.
B. He agrees to split the cost of rent.
C. He helps Dave fix up the house.

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