6. Security Deposit

1. Repeat

A: Yes, this is John Smith.

B: John, this is Terry Evans. I called to tell you I have good news.

A: Great, what is it?

B: The owner has approved your rental application. He enjoyed talking to you.

A: That's great. He seemed like a really nice guy.

B: Now, before you can move in, you need to pay some fees.

A: Fees, what kind of fees?

B: You know. First and last month's rent and security deposit.

A: Oh, those fees!

B: First and last is $2,500, and the deposit is $1,000. Just send me a check for $3,500.

A: No problem, what's your address?

B: Send it to 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.

A: So, when can I move in?

B: The first of next month. Just stop by my office and pick up your keys.

A: Very good! Let me have your phone number.

B: Sure. It's 626-555-3000.


2. Repeat

A: John speaking.

B: John, my name is Terry Evans. I have good news for you.

A: I'm all ears. What is it?

B: Your rental application has been approved. The owner thinks you'll be an excellent tenant.

A: Oh, that's so good. It makes my day.

B: Now, before you move in, you have to pay some fees.

A: Fees, what are you talking about?

B: You know--first and last month's rent, and the security deposit.

A: Oh, of course. When you said fees, I was thinking of parking fees or something.

B: That will come to $3,500, 2,500 plus $1,000. You can send me the check.

A: I'll do that immediately. Where do I send it?

B: Mail it to 3035 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107.

A: One more question. When can I move in?

B: You can move in on the first. Stop by here and pick up your keys.

A: Great! What's your phone number?

B: My number is 626-555-3000.


3. Repeat

A: I'm John Smith. How can I help you?

B: Hi, John. This is Terry Evans. I've got some good news for you.

A: I hope you're from the lottery. Go ahead.

B: The apartment owner was impressed with your interview. He has approved your rental application.

A: Oh, my gosh. That's wonderful news!

B: Of course, there are some fees to pay before you move in.

A: Fees? I don't remember anything about fees.

B: You know, the usual--first and last month's rent, and the security deposit.

A: But, of course. You cannot move in unless you pay such fees.

B: So, you can write me a check for $3,500. That's $2,500 and $1,000 deposit.

A: No sooner said than done. Where shall I mail it?

B: Just mail it to 3035 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.

A: So, when will I be able to move in?

B: Move in on the first. Come on by my office, and pick up your keys.

A: Sounds great! Tell me your phone number.

B: Certainly. My office number is 626-555-3000.


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