Vermont Housing for International Students
Web Quest for Intermediate level
International Students at College level


Here we go! Please follow the next steps...

Step 1:

Print criss-cross puzzle out for reviewing the vocabulary which is related to housing.

There are the pictures of several types of housing. Look at those different housing with accompanying annotations and see what is difference between them.

Step 2:

Make a list of things you have to consider when you are looking for an apartment or a house, such as you cannot afford the rent over $500 because you live on budget or you want a one-bedroom because to live alone.

Step 3:

There is a rent advertisement in the newspaper. What information does it provide? What those abbreviations refer to? Try Matching Exercise.

Step 4:

Pretend you and your partner are looking for housing. Work together to talk about what type of housing you need and then choose one out of a list of several rent advertisements best for him.

Step 5:

Now, you and your partner find you need to ask the landlord/landlady of the housing you decided on for further information. You can call him/her. Here is one example telephone conversation. Listen to it and answer questions about it with your partner. Then, record your own creative conversation between your partners and you.

Step 6:

Also, you can contact the landlord/landlady by email. Here are instructions and some example emails.

Step 7:

Watch this example video and then discuss what you saw with your partner. After that, see the guidelines (in the step 3 below the conversation II script) for creating your own video.

Step 8:

Congratulation. You already know the knowledge about different types of housing, abbreviations, and two ways you can use for more information. Right now, you have adequate ability and confidence to hunt a best place to live.

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