2. Asking about Checks

1. Repeat

A: Good afternoon, Jim. This is Olivia.

B: Oh, hi, Olivia. How can I help you?

A: I'm going to be moving out.

B: Oh, really? When are you leaving?

A: I'll be leaving on the last day of June.

B: Any particular reason?

A: I got a new job.

B: Congratulations! What is it?

A: I'm going to be an ESL instructor at Pasadena City College.

B: Great! By the way, what's ESL?

A: ESL stands for English as a Second Language.

B: Well, I'm glad it wasn't your neighbors causing you to move.

A: Just because they play their TV loud enough for the whole complex?

B: Yes, I know. I'm going to have another talk with them.

A: Anyway, it's been nice knowing you for these past few years.

B: You, too. Keep in touch, and good luck with your new job.


2. Repeat


A: How's it going, Jim? This is Olivia.

B: Hello, Olivia. What's up?

A: I wanted to let you know that I have to move out.

B: I'm sorry to hear that. When are you moving?

A: The thirtieth of June.

B: May I ask why you're leaving?

A: I found a new job.

B: Good for you! What's your new job?

A: I am an ESL teacher at Pasadena City College.

B: Very good! What does ESL mean?

A: ESL means English as a Second Language.

B: Well, I'm glad you're not moving because of your neighbors.

A: I can't tell you how happy I'll be not to have to listen to their TV.

B: Yes, I'm going to tell them one more time to turn down their TV and keep it down.

A: You've been a good apartment manager and a good person. I'll see you in June.

B: Thank you. I hope your new job and new apartment are good for you.


3. Repeat


A: Hey, Jim. How are you? Olivia here.

B: Hi, Olivia. What's going on?

A: I just wanted to give you notice that I'm moving.

B: Oh, that's too bad. What's the moving date?

A: I'll be gone on the last day in June.

B: Can I ask you why you're moving?

A: I've been looking for a long time, and I finally found a good job.

B: Very good! What's your new job?

A: I'm going to teach ESL at Pasadena City College.

B: Good for you! What does ESL stand for?

A: ESL is English as a Second Language.

B: Well, I'm glad you don't feel you're being chased out by your neighbors.

A: Their TV is so loud you'd think they were stone deaf.

B: I'll tell them one more time to turn down their TV. Then I'm going to evict them.

A: Thanks for all your help over the past few years.

B: Thanks. Good luck with your new neighbors and your new job.


4. Repeat


A: Hi, Jim. It's Olivia.

B: Hey, Olivia. What's happening?

A: I'll be moving out in a while, so I wanted you to know.

B: Well, that's not good news. When are you moving?

A: The last day of June.

B: Is something wrong with your apartment?

A: No, not anything new. But I just found out that I've been hired for a new job.

B: Great! What is the new job?

A: I'm going to be an ESL instructor at Pasadena City College.

B: That's great! ESL is some kind of electronics class?

A: ESL is a class for students who are learning English as their second language.

B: I'm glad that your neighbors aren't the reason that you're moving.

A: I won't miss having to listen to their darn TV.

B: I'm giving them one more warning about their TV. Then they're out of there.

A: I appreciate what a good apartment manager you've been these past few years.

B: It's been nice knowing you, too. Good luck teaching LES.


5. Repeat


A: Hello, Jim. It's Olivia.

B: Hi, there. What can I do for you today?

A: You should know that I'll be moving out in a while.

B: Gee, that's too bad. What day do you plan to leave?

A: June 30 is my last day.

B: I hope it's not your neighbors or the latest rent increase.

A: No, neither one. I got lucky. I found a new job.

B: Hey, give me five! Good for you! What is it?

A: I'll be teaching ESL at Pasadena City College.

B: Great! Is ESL a class about the Internet?

A: No. ESL is English for students whose native language is not English.

B: I was worried that you were moving because of your neighbors.

A: Whoever my next neighbor is cannot possibly be as loud as those people.

B: I'm going to give them 30 days' notice if they don't turn that TV down.

A: Thanks for everything. I'll give you the keys on the thirtieth.

B: You've been a very good tenant. Good luck with your new SLE job.


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