I will read each question. Then, please answer them.
Does your city have many apartments/houses for rent?
Does your city have many office spaces?
I will read the words, meanings, and sample sentences. Then, repeat after me.
[noun] – a building or area of land, or both together Jesse owns a property on the south coast.
[verb] – to make or become less severe, difficult They should focus on easing traffic and cutting pollution.
[verb] – to fail to satisfy someone or their hopes, wishes, etc., or to make someone feel unhappy Kara was disappointed with her grades this semester.
[noun] – an empty area that is available to be used We don’t have enough space for another sofa.
[noun] – (the process of asking) a question The office does not entertain inquiries during lunch break.
Please read the whole article. Then, I will check your pronunciation and intonation.
Renting costs in most UK cities are rising as office workers, students, and international residents return to the office. According to property company Zoopla, renters should expect to pay £62 more a month than they did pre-pandemic. Demand for central city properties fell seriously, particularly in London, during the pandemic lockdowns. Zoopla noted the return to the office and the easing of COVID-19 rules as the main reasons behind the rising costs. Another survey found that interest in new office space has grown in recent weeks. The increase in rent was reported in most major cities including Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Manchester, Zoopla said. Many renters who want to buy a home have been disappointed by rising house prices. According to the property listing website Rightmove, more buyers are willing to pay more for space. Additionally, more people living in the city are planning to move out of town. Rightmove also saw a significant increase in inquiries on home properties and office spaces compared to the pre-pandemic period.
True or False:
Read the sentences and identify if they are true or false based on the article.
Demand for central city properties fell during the pandemic lockdowns
The easing of COVID-19 rules is not one of the reasons behind the rising rental costs.
Based on a survey, interest in new office space has grown in recent weeks.
Rightmove is a property listing website.
There has been a decrease in inquiries on home properties.
Fill in the blanks:
Choose the correct word from the table then fill in the blanks.
You need to make more _______ in your room for this bookshelf.
She was _________ with the taste of the cake she baked.
We received many________ about the new product.
He plans to buy a ______ on the west coast.
Everyone was happy with the ______ of travel rules.