[Listening Difficult] Housing Complaints

Pre-Listening Exercise

Finding a good apartment for rent sometimes takes time, but things always come up. What kinds of complaints or problems do tenants experience when renting a home or apartment? Briefly discuss these ideas with a partner. Explain one solution for each problem.


teed off” = upset, angry
She was really teed off because the landlord wouldn’t fix her toilet.”

go ballistic” = become very angry suddenly
The landlord went ballistic when he found out the tenants destroyed the apartment.”

Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)

Listening Exercise

A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.