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People often look for cheap apartments or condominiums to rent when going off to college. Other students choose to stay with a homestay family, but this isn't always possible. Therefore, what are three things you look for in selecting a place to live? Put them in order of importance to you and discuss them with a partner.

Listen and Answer

Listen to the conversation by pressing the button and answer the questions.

  • 1. What is the main topic of the conversation?

  • 2. Why doesn't Ann like her current apartment?

  • 3. How much money does Ann want to pay for rent?

  • 4. What kind of place is she looking for?

  • 5. How is Roger going to help her?

Answer Keys

  • 1. a search for a new apartment
  • 2. It's located some distance from school.
  • 3. no more than $200
  • 4. an apartment with furniture already in it
  • 5. He is going to visit an apartment building near his place.

Helpful tip

You usually have to pay a deposit and at least the first month's rent in the US. You can often find advertisements for apartments in the newspaper or on the Internet.


    As an international student, deciding on a place to study is only the first step to living overseas. The next step is finding a place to live, use the Internet to compare the rents of apartment abroad with rents of apartment in your country.

  • Use the following links:
  • Link 1
  • Link 2
Apartments for Rent