Before this year, I ____ (not) move out of my parents' house because I did not have a job. But now that I have finished college and have a job, I realize that living at home ____ drive my parents and me crazy. Unfortunately, it's not so easy to find to find an apartment in the city. Without an agent, you ___ not be able to find all the available listings. Because of my agent's help, I found a wonderful condominium this morning and signed the lease. Before now, I couldn't sign a lease, but now I ___ because I am twenty-one.
I asked my friends to help me move because I knew that I ___ fit all my possessions into my little car. My best friend said, " I ___ help you move next week." He added, "I ___ help earlier in the morning than later in the afternoon." My father also offered to help me move. He ___ be really be eager to have me move out!
Another friend told me that he ___ (help) me move, but he never showed up. What a flake! With the help of three friends, I ___ get all my possessions into the new condo.
My parents are happy for me, but warned, "You ___ spend all your money each month. Save a little extra money for unexpected emergencies." I know that everyone ___ save a little extra money, but it is hard with so many bills to pay. I made a few purchases. The first thing that I ___ (have) was furniture. I ___ (sleep) on the wood floor, but it was too hard, so I bought a sofa-bed.
It ___ (take) about a year until I am able to completely furnish my apartment. By this time next year, I ___ (learn) a lot about living independently.
agent (N) – a professional (in Real Estate, property)
apartment (US-Eng) flat (Br–Eng) – an independent living space in a larger building or complex; rented or owned by occupant
available (Adj) – ready; able to be used, easily be bought or found
condominium (US-Eng) – a living unit in a larger complex; leased or owned by occupant
eager (Adj) – be excited about something that will happen
flake (expression) – an unreliable person
furnish (V) – put furniture and other things into a room or house
lease (N) – a legal agreement to pay rent; We have a twelve-month lease.
listings (pl. n.) – information about an available places to live, usually in a newspaper or an online database; We found a list of available apartments.
purchases (pl. n.) – buys
show up (verbal expression) – appear as expected or agreed
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