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A new roommate

Have you ever shared a place with a roommate (U.S.)/flatmate (U.K.)? Here´s one experience …

Listening input followed by Gap-filling & focus on vocabulary activities, for B2 level students.

VOCABULARY & EXPRESSIONS: TIDY  –  UPSIDES  –  ANNOYING  –  SNAPPING HIS FINGERS  –  GOOD MATCH  –  AFTER ALL  –  SETTLING IN  –  KEEP STILL  –  BRAINY  –  CRACKING HIS KNUCKLES  –  STUFF  –  GROSS

I – Click the link below to listen to the dialogue “A new roommate” and fill in the blanks.


Barry:
Hey, Ron, how´s it going, man? I heard you´ve just moved in with Jake. What is it like sharing an apartment with him?
Ronald: Well, I´m still (1) _______________ you know, but one thing I´ve noticed is that he just can´t (2) _______________, he´s always (3) _______________ or (4) _______________, or even picking his nose, which I find (5) _______________!
Barry: Really? Seems like he´s a hyperactive guy!
Ronald: For all I know he might be, I find that particularly (6) _______________ when I´m trying to focus on something like reading a book or watching a movie.
Barry: Do you think you are a good roommate yourself?
Ronald: If you asked Jake he´d probably tell you I´m too (7) _______________, I like keeping my (8) _______________where it belongs. I just hate it when things are out of place and I sometimes find Jake too messy.
Barry: You make it sound like you don´t make a (9) _______________.
Ronald: I don´t know, maybe it´s too early to say that. Jake does have some great qualities, he´s really (10) _______________, you know. He´s got a great mind for exact sciences, he´s actually been helping me out with physics and math.
Barry: Great! So sharing a place with Jake is not that bad (11) _______________, huh?
Ronald: Yeah, his character is one of the major (12) _______________. He´s a very reliable person and that´s really important when you share a place with someone.
Barry: Well, wish you good luck at the new place. Who knows maybe in time you will find that Jake has some more good qualities you still don´t know about.
Ronald: I do hope so! Thanks!

II – Now find words or expressions in the dialogue with the same meaning as:

  1. Very intelligent: _________________________________________
  2. Striking his finger (usually the middle finger) against his thumb making a sharp noise: __
  3. Irritating; causing irritation: ___________________________________________
  4. Keep quiet: ________________________
  5. The advantage of a situation; the positive or favorable aspect of a situation: ______
  6. Pulling his fingers so that they make a loud sound: __________________________
  7. Getting used to living in a new place: ____________________________________
  8. Despite everything; nevertheless: ______________________________________
  9. A good combination: _____________________________________
  10. Things: __________________________________________________
  11. Disgusting; rude; unpleasant: ____________________________________
  12. Orderly; having everything in the right place: ______________________________

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