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I have decided to move out of my parents' place to live on my own, and now I am looking for an apartment. However, it is a lot more difficult and expensive than I thought. First of all, a one-bedroom apartment is going for about $500, and that is a little over my budget. Second, you have to pay a deposit, often equal to your first month's rent. Next, most apartments are not furnished, so I have to come up with furniture and a washer and dryer. Finally, the utilities, including gas, electricity, and water are not included either, so that adds to the overall expenses of having your own place. I really think I need to get a roommate, or I will have to move back in with my parents.

Reduced Speech:

I've decided move out əf my parents' place live on my own, ən' now I'm looking fər ən apartment. However, it's ə lot more difficult ən' expensive than I thought. First əf all, ə one-bedroom apartment is going fər əbout $500, ən' that's ən' little over my budget. Second, have pay ə deposit, often equal your first month's rent. Next, most apartments aren't furnished, so I have come up with furniture ən' ə washer ən' dryer. Finally, thə utilities, including gas, electricity, ən' water are not included either, so that adds thə overall expenses əf having your own place. I really think I need get ə roommate, ər I'll have move back in with my parents.

Activities:

  1. Discussion: Explain thə process əf finding ən apartment in your hometown, including any expenses associated with this move.

  2. The Internet: Search thə Internet fər apartment rentals in thə area where you live. Find two apartments with similar amenities ən' decide which suits you best. Share your ideas with ə partner.

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