A--Agent Lu Chen
C--Client Mr. Roberts
A: Hi, sir. May I help you?
C: Yes, please. I am looking to lease an apartment.
A: This is my business card. I am Lu Chen. Nice to meet
C: Thank you. I am Sam Roberts. I am looking for an apartment of around one
thousand square feet for my family.
A: Mr. Roberts, are you familiar with this area?
C: Yes, I am living in Rose Garden now, but the lease will expire in two
months. The landlord is going to sell his
A: I see. I guess
you prefer remaining in the same neighborhood. Let me check the computer's
property data for you first. (After a few minutes.) Sir, do you know Robinson
C: No. I'm sorry to say so.
(Lu Chen points out the location of Robinson Garden from the
A: Robinson Garden is only two years old. The first floor has a prestigious
lobby and a car park entrance. The second and third floors are for car parking
only. The fourth floor is the clubhouse, which includes a fitness center and one
swimming pool. Over the platform are two of thirty level residential buildings.
There are four units on each floor. The unit areas are between eight hundred
square feet and one thousand three hundred square feet. The mid-level has one
vacant unit for lease. The gross area is one thousand three hundred square feet
and the net area is almost one thousand square feet. The layout of the unit
includes one huge living room, one dining room and three bedrooms. The maid's
room is attached to the kitchen.
C: Is it furnished or non-furnished?
A: It is a furnished apartment with necessary home
C: How much is the rent?
A: The asking rent is forty-five thousand Hong Kong dollars per
C: Okay. I would like to check the house with my wife tomorrow right after
seven. Also, can you show me two more apartments for comparison at the same
A: Sure, Mr.
Roberts. I'll arrange things for you tomorrow night. May I have your telephone
number in order to confirm the
C: Yes, my office number is25242524. In case I am not in my office, you can
also contact my mobile phone. The number is
A: Thank you. Mr. Roberts. I'll have all the information and get back to you
se soon as possible.
（改编自：英语周报 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）