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Get a Move On

Get a Move On English, baby! Video Lesson

Date: Jul 03 2007


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It often seems exciting to move to a new house or apartment. But packing up all your junk, getting it over to your new place and setting it up can be really exhausting. Amanda just got a new house and is about to move into it, but she’s not looking forward to all that work.

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Kevin:  So what’s going on with you?

Amanda:  Well, to be honest, we sold our house after two years, bought a new house, we close at the end of the month.

Kevin:  And now you have to move…

Amanda:  Yeah…

Kevin:  Oh, that sucks. That’s just the worst.

Amanda:  It just kills it. It was so fun to house hunt, but now the fact that we have all these boxes placed in each room, nobody wants to fill them up.

Kevin:  Such a drag.

Amanda:  No! Who wants to live out of boxes for the next two weeks and then unpack?

Kevin:  I know. But you know movers, right?

Amanda:  No! Movers are so expensive. They charge you to pack, for the packaging, for the moving. And I hear all these horror stories about them breaking your stuff or stealing your stuff.

Kevin:  That does happen. That does happen.

Amanda:  Right? And who really takes inventory of every single thing in their home? It could be months down the road and then you notice your sofa is missing.

Kevin:  Or your grand piano, perhaps.

Amanda:  Or your grand piano.

Kevin:  Plus, you have a lot of nice stuff, so…

Amanda:  Yeah, right. My stuff’s from Target.

Kevin:  Well it looks nice though.

Amanda:  Yeah, thank you. Thanks.

Kevin:  That’s all that counts.

Amanda:  Thank you.



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After living in her house for 2 years, Amanda and her family have sold it and found a new house. The deal will be finalized by the end of the month. She says it was fun to look for a house, but now everyone is dragging their feet about actually packing up and moving.

Kevin suggests that Amanda hire some people to move her things for her, but she says that would be too expensive and they might steal and break things. She jokes that they could steal your sofa and you wouldn’t notice for a few months. Kevin continues the joke and suggests that the movers might take a big and heavy grand piano. Kevin agrees that Amanda has nice stuff that might get stolen. She laughs because she bought her stuff at Target, a relatively low-brow store. Kevin says her stuff seems nice anyway, and Amanda thanks him.

Do you move frequently? How do you get your stuff to your new place when you move?



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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

getting a move on is really exhausting!

06:03 AM Jul 14 2007 |




When I moved into my new house, I and my family packed and unpacked the stuff by ourselves, then we asked the movers to help to get the boxes delivered to my new place, and it did not cost us so much…well, I am talking about the move in the same city.

05:30 AM Jul 08 2007 |

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