Real Talk #014 – Apartment hunting

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Apartment hunting can be an extremely stressful activity. Never fear, Andrew and Suzanne are here to help! In this Real Talk episode, they explain the words and expressions that you need to successfully find an apartment in an English-speaking country.

Fun facts

Did you know that Vancouver, a city in British Columbia, is the most expensive place to live in Canada? Toronto, Canada’s largest city, and Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, are more affordable by comparison.

Expressions you’ll learn in this episode:

  • To go like hotcakes
  • To fly off the shelf
  • A deposit
  • A viewing
  • A utility

Credit:Music: Something Elated by Broke For Free; Step On by Jahzzar; Lobby Time by Kevin (incompetech.com),
licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 License

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