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communicate • one form • post office • bank transfer • landlord
  1. There is only of payment: cash.
  2. I am having some problems with my account.
  3. I am waiting for my parents to send me money through a .
  4. We gave the a two-month deposit before we moved in.
  5. Being an English teacher helps you in other countries where you don't know the language.  We use our actions.
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819 Bad Day
Michele talks with Joel and explains why things are not going so well.

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I couldn't communicate well

I couldn't communicate well enough.

When we 'can't communicate well,' that means people don't understand us.  This can be because we don't speak the language well or because we are not explaining ourselves very well.  Notice the following:

  1. He couldn't communicate well in Tokyo.
  2. My biggest problem was that I couldn't communicate well.

one form of payment

They only accept one form of payment.

Here, 'one form' is similar in meaning to 'one kind'.  Notice the following:

  1. The one form of payment they accept is a credit card.
  2. The one kind of payment they accept is a credit card.

post office account

I have a post office account.

A 'post office account' can be used in similar ways to an account at a bank.  Notice the following:

  1. You can't use a post office account in some countries.
  2. Does your country offer post office accounts?

bank transfer

I want to send a bank transfer.

A 'bank transfer' is a way of transferring money from one person or bank to another.  Notice the following:

  1. Can I do a bank transfer?
  2. Both banks charge fees for a bank transfer.

landlord

I'll take you to my landlord.

A 'landlord' is the person who owns the house, condo or apartment we rent.  Notice the following:

  1. I'd hate to be a landlord.
  2. Our landlord lives in the building.