Will you please tell me where I can find the janitor?
Yes, he lives upstairs on the second floor.
His name is Mr. Cook.
Good afternoon.
Is this Mr. Cook?
Yes, this is Mr. Cook.
I read in today’s paper that you have some furnished rooms to rent.
May I see them?
Yes, come right in.
This is one of the rooms.
We charge for these two and a half dollars a week.
It is a front room and well furnished.
Let me show you the other room.
This is one dollar and seventyfive cents a week.
It isn’t a front room, but you get the sun all the after­ noon, and you have just as many conveniences as in the other room.
How is the room heated?
There is no steam heat on this floor, but you can heat the room with gas.
Have you any rooms to let on the first floor?
Yes, I have one, but I am afraid the rent will be too high for you.
Will you please let me?
See the room on the first floor?
Come, we will go downstairs to see it.
This is the room.
The rent is three dollars and twentyfive cents a week, but you have the use of the parlor.
You can receive visitors in the parlor.
You have the use of the piano and of the telephone.
Here is a closet for your clothes.
How is the room lighted?
It is lighted with electricity, and is heated with steam heat.
Do you think you can afford to pay three dollars and twentyfive cents for your room?
The room is large enough for two.
If you c n get one of your friends to room with you, the rent will not be so high.
How much do you charge when two persons have the room?
The rent for two is four dollars.
If I can find someone else to room with me, I will have this room, but if I can’t find anybody, I am afraid I shall have to look around for another room.
Would you like to have a room on the third floor?
I have one room that you can have for one dollar and twentyfive cents.
It isn’t a very large room, but it is pleasant and comfortable.
Let me see the room, please.
Here it is.
It is not fixed yet, but I shall have it ready by this afternoon.
I have to bring in the furniture from downstairs.
There are no electric lights in this room.
You have to use a lamp.
You heat the room with gas.
Can you give me a double bed?
I cannot sleep in a single bed.
I haven’t any other bed now, but if you wait a day or two, I can give you a double one.
I would like to have one more pillow, a bureau, two windowshades, and a blanket.
Very well, I will have them ready this afternoon.
Here is the key to the room.
This key here opens the front door downstairs.
Shall I pay the rent now?
Yes, please.
I like to have the rent paid in advance.
Thank you.
May I know what your name is?
My name is George Brett.
I work in the Olivet shoefactory.
Good morning, George.
I want to rent a house, and I don’t know where to look for it.
Do you know of anyone who wants to let a house?
Do you want to rent a whole house, or a floor?
Well, I don’t know yet.
I would like to rent a whole house if I can, but, of course, I may have to rent a flat.
I don’t know of anyone who wants to rent a house now but we can look in today’s paper and see if we can find one.
Sometimes you find a good house through the paper.
Here is the advertisement page to let
Here is a tenement of five root son Chapel Street.
Another one of four rooms on Spring Street.
There is another tenement of seven rooms on Spruce Street.
Do you like any one of these?
The tenement on Spring Street ought to be a good one, I don’t like that.
It is too small.
We are a family of six, and need a large house.
The tenement on Spruce Street may be a good one.
I like the location, too.
I will go and see it.
Good­ bye, George.
Thank you for your help.
Is this the landlady?
Yes, this is Mrs. Brown, the landlady.
I saw in the paper that you wish to rent a tenement in this house.
Yes, I have a tenement here.
Come right in, and let us go up and see it.
There are seven rooms in all, a dining room, a parlor, three bed­ rooms, a bathroom and a kitchen.
You have all the conveniences here.
Electric lights, steam heat, hot water, hardwood floors, bath, window­ shades, a large shed in the yard, and you can use part of the cellar if you wish.
Every room is clean, free of bedbugs, and well lighted.
How much do you charge for rent?
The rent is eighteen dollars a month; Very well, Mrs. Brown.
This tenement suits me.
When can I move in?
You can move any time tomorrow.
The rooms will be ready this afternoon.
What is the arrangement about the rent?
The rent must be paid in advance on the first day of every month.
You can pay now or you may pay when you move in tomorrow.
I have not enough money with me to pay you today, but I will pay you tomorrow.

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