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This episode Maria and Joe talk about “accommodation” - one of the three topics
(along with “studies” and “work”) that you can actually prepare for




**Convenience (noun) **- the state of being able to proceed with something without difficulty.
**Bitterly (adverb) **- to an extreme, forceful, or particularly harsh degree.
Junk (noun) - old or discarded things that are considered useless or of little value.
Rubbish (noun) - waste material; refuse or litter.
Move into new accomodation # Move out of previous accomodation
**Happen to do smth (phrase) **- to do something by chance.

Accommodation (noun) - a room, group of rooms, or building in which someone may live or stay.


Maria: Joe, do you live in a house or an apartment?


Joe: I live in an apartment. I’ve been living there for about three months now. And it’s fantastic. I really enjoy it.


Maria: What do you like about living there?


I think the most important thing is location. I’m only about a five minute walk from the Metro_.
And for someone like me who has a very busy schedule, the convenience of living so close to the Metro is probably the most important thing.

a xx minute walk/Drive/Flight from
very busy schedule: A lot of work to do
Convenience: How easy something is
Comfortable: Talks about feeling (physically or emotionally)


Maria: Which is your favorite room in your home?


I don’t have a very big home. So unfortunately, I don’t have much of a choice. But I’d say my favorite room is my bathroom. Because after walking through Moscow in a bitterly cold day, I love to get home and take a hot shower at night before I go to bed.
So although I don’t have much of a choice, I would probably say that my bathroom is my favorite room.

Walk through: (a park or building)


Maria: Would you change anything about your home? Why/why not?


You know, that’s a really good question. Unfortunately, when I moved into my home, there was a lot of junk and rubbish in my home already, especially on the balcony. Things that belong to the owner and he just never took out. So unfortunately, my balcony is is very crowded now. It would be great if he would take those things away and I could have the balcony to myself.

Move into: Change my accomodation
Move out of: leave somewhere
junk and rubbish: Trash, garbage, useless things


Maria: Would you like to move to a different home in the future?


You know, I’m not the type of person that really thinks about the future. I mostly live in the present. But no, I suppose in that in the near future, I would like to stay in my home because as I said, the location is perfect. In the distant future… Oh, I suppose that that would depend on a lot of factors. As I mentioned previously, it’s a quite small apartment. So if I happen to have a family in the future, I would have to move, of course. But for the time being. No, my apartment is perfectly fine.

Yes, frankly speaking, I’ve exhausted being living with a neighbors who have nothing in common with me. Morerover they usually make so much noises that I can’t even sleep in the weekends.
I prefer to have my own


Maria: What sorts of accommodation would you most like to live in?



Well, you know, to be honest, this changes every day.
It really depends on my mood or how I’m feeling. For example, sometimes in the middle of our Moscow winters, I really picture myself living in a tropical bungalow in some sort of warmer climate. But on the other hand, on most days I’m perfectly fine living where I am now.
So like I said, it really depends on my mood.

bungalow : خانه ییلاقی