Read the following text one sentence by one sentence. Try to imitate the sample recording.|
I was lucky enough to find a very nice place to live in soon after I arrived. The rent's only 45 pounds a week, plus my share of the bills. It's a room in a flat in a high-rise block. There are three other tenants and though we each have our own rooms, we share the sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. The rooms are quite well furnished and there's everything I need in the kitchen--except a coffee machine. There's a television in the sitting room but no telephone. That should save me quite a bit of money. I'll have to get used to writing letters instead! I haven't yet spent much time with the other tenants but I don't foresee any problems.
The block is in rather a rough neighbourhood but our next-door neighbour seems a nice guy. He's rather quiet but very helpful. He's already told me where to find the best pubs and so on. There are a few shops nearby so I can do most of my shopping locally, but I'll have to go into town for most other things. It's only about twenty minutes' walk from the town centre – which is just as well since the buses don't seem to run very often!