M: We need a room tour. Room tour. Rory's house, house tour. Like maybe a video even like, you know, you go in and then you say oh, this is my living room, and you show us your kitchen and then you move to your office. Yeah, Rory, you should definitely do that. Yeah. For us to have this, you know, the full picture.
R: Well, if you would like to have the full picture, then you can message us on Instagram and Telegram and ask.
M: I'm gonna message you and ask.
R: I mean, for people who are listening to our podcast. Seriously, it can't just be because of your interest. It's got to be one that people have as well.
M: Oh, boy. Yeah. So a room tour would be nice. Yeah. And then, so we have rather spectacular view from the living room. And then what can you say like my windows overlook the garden, or my windows... I can see a garden from my windows. What do I say?
R: Yeah. Well, they probably do. What floor are you on?
M: No, I'm asking you about the language. So what do I say if I see a garden from my windows, so my windows overlook the garden, or I see a garden from my windows?
R: Yeah, both of them are fine. I'm just thinking about where you are. Do you overlook anything? Because I couldn't use that in my answers. I don't overlook anything apart from... What? The path?
M: I see the forest. Yeah, my windows overlook the forest.
M: I can see a little bit of playgrounds. And then it's just the trees and kind of like something which looks like a field. I see Birch Tree, this Russian tree right in front of my window. So yeah.
R: That sounds ideal.
M: Yeah, and I live on the fifth floor. yeah, you can also mention that if you live in a flat, you can say I live on the fifth floor. Okay? In a block of flats. So a block of flats is a block with flats, so I live on the fifth floor. And then tell me about a house you lived in when you were a child, and oh, coincidence. It's the same house. Yep. And Rory, you lived in this house when you were a child, but for how long did you live there, when you were a child?
R: 23 years probably, apart from University of course.
M: Okay, so 21 you still were a child. Okay, fine. You can say that some parts have been renovated. So this is our word, if you changed something or if something has been changed in your house, so this is the word to use. Some parts of my house or flats have been renovated. So what other cool phrase can I use, if I had something renovated. I had my flat renovated. Something like that.
R: Yeah, I was just thinking about what else you would do. You would put something in or have something taken out.
M: You can say like, my flat has been refurbished. Or I, I got, I had my flat, renovated, I had my kitchen renovated or I will have it renovated in the future in the foreseeable future. Yeah? So in the near future, in the foreseeable future. You did use a phrasal verb speaking about the future. So I can come back. So I'm hardly missing out.
R: Are we talking about missing out here?
R: Yes. So if you're missing out, then you're not getting the chance to participate in something. But if you want to know more about phrasal verbs. successwithielts.com/podcourses
. That's where you want to go because that's where we keep our course on phrasal verbs.
M: Yep, make sure you use future continuous when you speak about your life in the future. I'll be leaving further away or I might be living in a different flat in the foreseeable future. Or I'll be leaving in a house. If now you live in a flat. If you won't be living in a house, you can just say just for the sake of it just for using this grammar structure. So I might think I'll be living in a new flat or in a house. Or I'm gonna go to Scotland and I will buy a house next to Rory's house. Oh, that would be cool.
R: Good luck.
M: Yeah, oh, I'm planning to go to Scotland. I'd like to buy a castle with, haunted castle, and then you tell the examiner the joke. And you go, oh, by the way, you know, what kind of key opens a haunted house? And then you go a spooky. Can you actually do that? Can you tell a joke in speaking part 1?
R: No! No, you cannot.
M: You can have a go and just you know. Or something like knock-knock joke. Yeah. Anyway, dear listener, make sure that you listen to other episodes about accommodation. Because again, this is an ongoing topic. It's always there in speaking part one. Where the examiner chooses to ask you about a work or studies or recommendation. Okay? Right. Rory, what would you like to add?
R: Hopefully we could accommodate more vocabulary for you. Oh, it's a bad pun.
M: Lovely. Thank you very much, Rory! And hugs and kisses. Bye!