Maria: Rory, where are you living now?
Rory: I live in a... Well, now I live in a three bedroom apartment with a pair of colleagues. It's great! It's kind of central, actually, or at least I think so.
Maria: What's your address and the flat number?
Rory: I'm not telling you that.
Maria: What's your passport number?
Maria: OK, right. Confidential. Off record. Do you like the area where you live in?
Rory: Well, I like it, but my friend said it's like the boondocks. I wish there were more shops nearby, I guess. But that's what the subway is for, so it's not so bad.
Maria: What do you like most about your area?
Rory: It's... Well, it's mostly quiet and there's a lot of greenery around. And I have a balcony this time so I can actually, like, stand outside and see the trees, which is good. And the transport links are quite well developed as well. So I can get around a bit more easily than before.
Maria: What do you dislike about your area?
Rory: It's mostly quiet, I suppose. There's a children's play park outside which can get pretty loud. And despite the fact I have a balcony, it probably needs to be renovated. So there are some small dislikes, but nothing major, to be honest with you.
Maria: What have been some changes in your area?
Rory: Um, well, I'm not sure about this exact place because I just moved here. But if we talk about the area in general, people say that the immigrant population is growing. But I guess you could say that about a lot of Moscow... and some of the roads seem to have been resurfaced as well. But those are the only big changes that I noticed. Everything seems to remain the same.
Maria: hat can be improved in your area?
Rory: We could get rid of the play park outside of my apartment. That would be nice. But actually, I'd like to see a greater range of shops nearby. Even though I can get there by the Metro, it would just be nicer to be able to walk outside and go to a shop. Although, obviously this place is more of a residential area than a place for shopping sprees. Um, and it would be nicer if I had a gym closer to where I live as well... Or a cheaper gym anyway, at the very least.
Maria: What facilities are there in your area?
Rory: Well, like I say, the gym, but it's very expensive, so I don't go there. I go to one that's further away and a little bit cheaper. It's almost exactly the same, though. I don't know why it's so expensive. Then there are a few shops for some foodstuffs and some parks. I suppose, maybe if I poke around a bit more I can find some new stuff.
Maria: Do you know any famous people in your area?