LYNDA: Sara, I've heard that you want to move intoa homestay family. Is that correct?
SARA: Yes, that's right. I've been staying with myaunt and now my cousin is arriving from Singaporeand my aunt needs the room for him.
LYNDA: Oh, that's bad luck. Well, I'll need to getsome particulars first. Sara, what's your full name?
SARA: Sara Lim. and that's Sara without the 'h' atthe end.
LYNDA: Mmm. How old are you, Sara?
SARA: Twenty-three, only just. It was my birthdayon the twenty-first of August.
LYNDA: Happy Birthday for yesterday. How long have you been in Australia?
SARA: A year in Adelaide and six months in Sydney. I prefer Sydney, I've got more friendshere.
LYNDA: What's your address at your aunt's house?
SARA: Flat one, five three nine Forest Road,Canterbury. And the post code is 2036.
LYNDA: OK. What are you studying now?
SARA: I was studying General English in Adelaide and now I'm doing Academic English, becauseI'm trying to get into Medicine next year.
LYNDA: That sounds good, but it'll take you a long time. When would you like to move outfrom your aunt's?
SARA: My cousin arrives on Friday morning, so I'd better be out on Thursday.
LYNDA: What, the seventh of September?
SARA: Yes, that's right.
LYNDA:That doesn't leave us much time. Right, OK.I need to know what kind of accommodation you'dlike,so I can get you something suitable.
SARA:Can I share a room with someone else? I,vebeen alone in my room at my aunt's and I've alwaysshared with my sister and I like that.
LYNDA:Yes,fine. That'll save you money too. Wouldyou like to live with a family or do you think that asingle person would be better for you? I have lots ofvery nice single people on my books.
SARA:Do you have any women living alone, retiredwomen?
LYNDA:Yes, I have quite a few whose children have grown up and left home. In fact, I havesome really lovely retired ladies, living by themselves, who just love the company of students.Most of them live in flats, but that's not a problem for you, is it?
SARA:Not at all.J'm used to that. My aunt lives in a flat too, remember. I，m not used to a bighouse with a garden，swimming pool，pets and all that.
LYNDA:OK, fine. I know quite a bit about what youwant now. I should let you know that your rent willbe a hundred and sixty dollars per week.You'll haveto pay me three hundred and twenty dollars as adeposit before you move in.The deposit is asinsurance, in case you break something. You'll needto pay monthly to me, by cash or cheque, I don'tmind.You don't need to pay for gas, electricity orwater, but you will need to pay your proportion ofthe phone bill.Most families do that on an honoursystem, but you'll have to wait and see.
LYNDA:Have you got any more questions for me?
SARA:When will you know where I can go?
LYNDA:I'll work on it now, so come and see me tomorrow and I should have some news foryou then.
SARA:Thanks a lot.
LYNDA:Goodbye. See you tomorrow - after lunch would be better for me.
SARA:OK, see you then. Bye.