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Aiandeh Negar Cultural Group
 
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Intermediate

First Times

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Gina : So you are finally settling down and buying a house. Congratulations!
Andrew : Now that we're having a baby, my wife and I have decided to stay in this area. Renting just doesn't make sense.
Gina : How are you going to finance it? Houses around here are very expensive.
Andrew : My parents have offered to lend us the down payment. We'll get a loan and make mortgage payments. It's not much more expensive than what we were paying in rent.
Gina : It sounds like you know what you're doing.
Andrew : The only thing I am worried about now is diapers!


Useful Vocabulary
Settling down To stay in one place; start a family.
Renting Paying to live in a house or apartment owned by someone else.
Make sense Be logical, practical.
Finance Get money for something.
Down payment First partial payment for a house.
Mortgage Loan used for buying a house.

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