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B2 – Renting an Apartment

This ESL lesson is centered around an article about a young couple who relocated from Philadelphia to London and now reside on a houseboat. It details their challenges in finding housing abroad and why they have grown to cherish their current living situation. The lesson includes engaging conversational activities designed to encourage students to share their own experiences with renting apartments or living abroad. The article is concise, taking only 4-5 minutes to read, making it suitable for in-class use. Additionally, the lesson offers discussion activities, vocabulary practice, a debate component, and an optional vocabulary section that can be assigned as homework. While also suitable for students transitioning to C1 level, the lesson is primarily intended for upper-intermediate B2 learners.

TypeLevelVocabularyReading timeLesson Time
Regular LessonB2 / Upper-Intermediate10 words800 words / 5 min60-70 min
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  • dual citizen
  • cross the pond
  • yard sales
  • looming
  • waterfront property
  • moored boat
  • homebody
  • trade-off
  • camaraderie
  • look out for each other


  • Lead-in 1
  • Lead-in 2
  • Vocabulary preview
  • Vocabulary
  • Article
  • Questions
  • Speaking
  • Vocabulary practice
  • Debate
  • Extra words