Daily Life - Moving (C0149)

A:  Ok, that's fine. Bye.
B:  What happened?
A:  That's it, my lease is up. I have to move.
B:  What? Why? Can't you renew it?
A:  The owner apparently is selling this place to make way for the construction of a parking lot
B:  Well, I can help you pack. We should start looking for a new place for you ASAP.
A:  I think I might move in with my parents for a couple of months until I can find something. You know how hard it is to find a decent place around here. I'm gonna have to put most of my stuff in storage for a while.
B:  Well, let me know if there's anything I can do to help out.
A:  Actually, would you mind looking after my pet tarantula and snake for a couple of weeks?
B:  hehe.. sure

Key Vocabulary

leaseA contract granting use of property
renewto cause something to continue to be effective
packwrap up
packto put articles in a case or container for moving
placeA building or an area
storageA space for storing goods
look aftertake care of
make way forto create space for something else
ASAPas soon as possible
look aftertake care of

Supplementary Vocabulary

moving trucka big truck that can be hired or rented to carry furniture and boxes to another place
bubble wraptransparent plastic material commonly used for packing fragile items
real estate agentOne that is autohirzed to sell land or property
depositA sum of money given as security for an item acquired for temporary use.
moversOne that transports household or office goods from one location to another as an occupation

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