Multimedia Role Play for Chinese

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A is a British student at Peking University, who is looking for accommodation around the university area

B is a Chinese student who is looking for a flatmate

Tasks for A, a British student

Make the conversation as realistic as possible by greeting each other at the beginning and by using small talk. Try to anticipate the flow of the conversation by looking at the following prompts.

  1. You have seen an advertisement on the notice board of Peking University (北大běidà N), which says that a group of Chinese students are looking for a flatmate. (See advertisement 2.) Ask for details.
  2. Tell B your nationality.
  3. Ask B if the rent includes everything, i.e. gas and electricity (煤气费和电费 méiqì fèi hé diàn fèi N).
  4. Ask B if there is a telephone in the flat.
  5. Ask B if you could go and have a look at the flat as soon as possible.