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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
lease • utilities • go from there
been told • meet up
  1. We should after work.
  2. My cost a lot with energy costs so high.
  3. How long is your ?
  4. I've he is a nice guy, but I don't know him.
  5. Let's plan for Monday and then we can for the rest of the week.
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Scenes #1 Room for Rent
Rebecca needs a room to rent. She disusses her situation with Diego.

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lease

He is leasing his room for two months.

When you lease something, you rent it for a closed period of time. Notice the following:

  1. I have a two-year lease on my car.
  2. When you lease a car, you have to give it back eventually.

utilities

You must pay utilities like internet, water, etc.

Utilities are costs like water, electricty, and garbage collection. Notice the following:

  1. We split the utility bill.
  2. My utilities are 50 bucks a month.

go from there

You have to do the dishes, and we can go from there.

The phrase, 'we can go from there' means you can start something and make final decisions later. Notice the following:

  1. Let's go to the beach first and then we can go from there ( i.e. decide where to go next later )
  2. For your first job, you can organize the files and then we can go from there on what to do next. ( i.e. decide what to do next later )

I've been told

Yeah, I've been told it is a good gym.

We use this phrase to let people know we have previously heard information about something, even though we do not have firsthand experience with it. Notice the following:

  1. I've been told New York is very expensive.
  2. I've been told Bangkok is now a very modern city.

meet up

We can meet up tomorrow and discuss it.

The phrase 'meet up' means 'get together' to do something. Notice the following:

  1. Let's meet up downtown for dinner.
  2. So, do you want to meet up tomorrow?

 

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