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ILLO 0.4 Busco apartamento

Trabaja con un@ compañero@ y practica tu español en estas situaciones sociales. You need to use the vocabulary and structures you have learned so far. Change roles and partners after practicing each situation once.

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Conversación 1 (You can use the conversation between Kate and the real estate agent as example.)

Estudiante 1. You want to rent out your apartment during the summer. Now you are having a phone conversation with someone that is interested in renting it. Make sure you provide as much information as you can about your apartment.

  • Ask what the person does and when he/she wants to rent the apartment;
  • Ask if he/she has pets (mascotas);
  • Describe the apartment and give information about rooms;
  • Tell the person about the neighborhood (barrio), neighbors (vecinos), and rent (how much it is per month).

Estudiante 2. You’re going to take classes during the summer, and you need a find an apartment to rent. Now you are having a phone conversation with someone that wants to rent out his/her apartment.

  • Say that you are interested in the apartment (use the phrase tener interés por [don’t forget to conjugate the verb!]);
  • Answer the person’s questions;
  • Ask questions about the apartment and the rooms/furniture in it;
  • Inquire about the neighborhood (barrio) and neighbors (vecinos);
  • Make a decision based on what the owner of the apartment tells you.

Conversación 2

Estudiante 1. You are a real estate agent in El Paso. You work with Spanish speakers. You get a call from a client. Using the information in the floor plans below, answer his/her questions. Discuss what the houses are like (rooms, furniture), the neighborhood (barrio), prices, etc. Useful expressions: pies cuadrados (square feet), propiedad/propiedades, en venta (for sale). Use the vocabulary and structures we saw in this module.

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Estudiante 2. You are a Spanish speaker in El Paso. You want to buy a house for your family. You have a spouse and three children. Call a real estate agent. Tell this person about your family and what kind of house you want (e.g., number of bedrooms, bathrooms, etc.). Find out what the houses he/she offers you are like. Ask questions about rooms, amenities, neighborhood (barrio), prices, etc.

Now it’s time to summarize everything we have learned in this module. Let’s go to