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Class 10 – Apartment Hunting


hello welcome to our tenth class, today we are going to study how to look for an apartment or a house to rent ok ?so I named this class apartment hunting and we’re going to see some advertisements and how people can evaluate apartments and houses ok? so follow me please Paul is looking for an apartment to rent he is reading the ads, the ads i don’t know if you know, but ads mean advertisements ok? advertisements is that section of a newspaper for example where we can find people offering … offering things to sell or for rent ok? so there you have usually two or three lines very small texts two or three lines maximum where people advertise right? where people announce what they want to sell or rent look here … we have two examples today so modern apartment downtown modern apartment downtown very convenient 1 bedroom 2 bathrooms modern kitchen R$ 750 per month ok? so this is an apartment for rent right? here we have a picture of the apartment and we have some information about this apartment right? we know it’s very convenient probably because it’s downtown, we know it’s modern it has one bedroom 2 bathrooms okay? and a modern kitchen and we also know how much is the rent right? R$ 750 per month so apartment number two: it is a spacious apartment located in a quiet suburb three bedrooms two bathrooms swimming pool excellent for families R$ 1400 a month ok? so now this is not so convenient right? it’s a bigger apartment, but the location is a bit far from downtown right? it’s … it’s in a quiet suburb ok? so it’s probably going to be quieter but also not as convenient as the first apartment okay? so remember last class we learned how to evaluate an apartment or a house using adjectives remember? let’s review very briefly ok so adjective plus enough example: my apartment isn’t spacious enough or his house isn’t quiet enough now today we are going to learn how to do the same thing I mean evaluate apartments houses or anything else, but now using nouns let’s see the difference so with adjectives we used adjective plus enough and now we are going to do the opposite it’s going to be enough plus a noun so the noun comes after enough example: an apartment doesn’t have enough space. An apartment doesn’t have enough space, so you see my apartment isn’t spacious enough, adjective before enough and here, an apartment doesn’t have enough space so it’s enough and after we use a noun ok? space is a noun, another example houses don’t have enough privacy, houses don’t have enough privacy ok? so again first enough and then the noun privacy ok? so it’s very simple another thing that we learned last class was how to evaluate using “too” plus adjective right? let’s review: my apartment is too cramped, ok? my apartment is too cramped, remember cramped? very small or with a lot of furniture difficult to move you don’t have much room left right? or his house is too noisy his house is too noisy so very simple use too plus adjective to evaluate, now when we use a noun first thing we have to do is to pay attention if the noun is countable or non-countable ok? example with noncount nouns we use too much right? to much plus noncount noun, example there’s too much noise downtown there’s too much noise downtown, so noise is a noun different from noisy, noisy is an adjective remember? and noise is a noun so I cannot say “too noise” i have to say too much noise ok? now when we have a countnoun, we are going to use too many ok? example: a house has too many rooms, a house has too many rooms ok? so again the first thing we have to do when we have a noun is to see if the noun is a count noun or a noncount noun ok? if it’s countable: too many if it’s uncountable: too much ok? now let’s see here some examples of evaluations ok? the first apartment here was very convenient right? one bedroom two bathrooms and a modern kitchen so let’s see now Paul is going to evaluate this apartment What does he say about the number of bedrooms? he says: this apartment doesn’t have enough bedrooms. This apartment doesn’t have enough bedrooms ok? so it has only one bedroom ok? there’s only one bedroom, so it doesn’t have enough bedrooms, now how about this second apartment? now Paul is going to evaluate the second apartment according to the rent look it costs R$1400 a month or per month, so what does Paul think of that? this apartment costs too much money. This apartment costs too much money ok? so money is a noun and it’s a noncount noun and that’s why he used too much ok? now let’s practice a little so here we have a sentence: that apartment isn’t private enough, i want to say the same thing, but I want to use privacy, so private is an adjective ok? so isn’t private enough now privacy is not an adjective, it is a noun ok? so how to use that? I have to to do it to do the opposite way right? with adjectives we say: adjective, like here private, and after we use enough with nouns we are going to reverse right? so its first enough and then the noun remember? so that apartment doesn’t have enough privacy, that apartment isn’t private enough, that apartment doesn’t have enough privacy okay? so it’s very simple, we just have to get used to the way to the good collocation right? to the correct word order in English right? now this apartment is too cramped, this apartment is too cramped, so now i want to use furniture so if we’re going to use furniture with “too”, furniture is a noun we have just to think first is furniture countable or uncountable? and furniture is uncountable, I cannot count furniture, i can count sofas, I can count beds, i can count televisions but i cannot count furniture in general ok? so i have to say too much so this apartment has too much furniture, this apartment has too much furniture ok? it’s too cramped, it has too much furniture now there’s only one parking space there’s only one parking space and I want to use enough, enough with parking space, parking space is a noun right? so there aren’t enough parking spaces there aren’t enough parking spaces ok? because parking here is the adjective that is modifying the noun space so there aren’t enough parking spaces, first enough and then the noun, so this apartment is too bright so if it’s … there’s too much light in this apartment it’s too bright so what can we say about the windows? it has too many windows, so this apartment has too many windows so this apartment … sorry, so windows is a countnoun right? it’s countable so i’m going to use too many and not too much ok so that was it for today next class we are going to continue studying this apartment hunting I changed the name just not to … not to be the same one apartment hunting one and apartment hunting two I say next class is going to be named house hunting ok? but next class i want to show you how we can compare using nouns remember? last class we learned how to compare using adjectives remember? as as spacious as, it’s not … it’s not as safe as the other, okay? but now we’re going to see how to use as … as to compare but now using nouns and not adjectives ok? so it’s a very important class hope you guys don’t miss it thanks for watching see you next class

8 Comments

Carmichael

Nov 11, 2016, 11:56 am Reply

Quem veio por causa do professor Ferreto?

mister mat

Nov 11, 2016, 1:00 pm Reply

eu vim pelo canal Ferreto matemática e gostei do canal !
e eu gostaria de saber se tem videos sobre localização tipo next to, go back, betwen

Gissele

Nov 11, 2016, 2:26 pm Reply

Nova inscrita, excelente aula!

Flaviano Malaquias

Nov 11, 2016, 12:23 am Reply

Muito bom o canal Ferreto. E Marcondes você poderia coloca em como se pronuncia como se ler o que mais engancha. na leitura do aprendizado seu canal e ótimo temos que da valor pois não e todo dia que achamos canais totalmente de graça e meus parabéns. E só uma ideia .

Eduardo Oliveira

Nov 11, 2016, 8:26 pm Reply

Gostei do Canal, vim pelo Ferreto rsrs
parabéns , tenho colegas que desejam aprender e vou indicar esse canal!

Francisco Filho

Jan 1, 2017, 1:01 pm Reply

Parabéns pela iniciativa Prof. Marcondes! São pessoas como você que contribuem para democratização do acesso ao conhecimento. Sou grato pelas aulas. Só uma dúvida: a partir dessa aula não haverá mais legenda em português?

Joao Lima

Apr 4, 2017, 6:15 pm Reply

otima aulaa

Pedro Figueiredo

Jun 6, 2018, 8:54 pm Reply

Great class, teacher Marcondes. Thanks very much. Cheers! PFig, Açores, Portugal.

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