apartment in Bucharest Romania

An Apartment in Romania




stray welcome down below
prefab next to it shelf/shelves
chew careful commute
quite furbish meet/met/met
visit going on buy/bought/bought
thing valuable put/put/put
bloom come in as you can see
alone clear (2) see/saw/seen
typical concrete otherwise
couch view (2) lounge (2)
tired balcony fabricate (2)
prefer destroy living room
share (3) sit/sat/sat







Bucharest, Romania

More than 80,000 stray dogs

Hello and welcome.

My name is Iuliana Rusu. I live and work in Bucharest. This is the home I share with my dog, Nelson.

Come in. Let me show you the living room.

Nelson is a beagle

I just moved out of my old apartment, which was a prefab concrete building. And I moved into this new one because I wanted a shorter commute to work. But I haven’t quite finished furbishing it yet.

The painting here on the wall is by a north German painter. I met him on a visit to Dusseldorf and bought the painting from him.

As you can see, I put valuable things up on the high shelves.

William, Teddy Bear

And that’s because of Nelson. I don’t want him to destroy them when he’s home alone. I keep the table cleared for the same reason. I have to be really careful; otherwise he’ll start chewing on things.

This is Nelson’s bed. But he prefers to lounge on the couch, or sleep in the bedroom. He only sleeps here when he’s really tired.

I think the best part of the apartment is the big balcony. I have a nice view. There you see a typical Romanian church. I can also see the park next to it. The view is especially beautiful in the spring, when the flowers start to bloom.

Of course, Nelson likes to sit out on the balcony too, and watch what’s going on down below on the street.


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1. Dogs like to live in cities. True or false?

2. Is Iuliana married, with two children, a daughter and a son?

3. She has been living in this apartment for seven years. Is this right or wrong?

4. Did Iuliana buy the painting at an art gallery?

5. She keeps thing on her floor. Is this correct or incorrect?

6. Is Nelson her social media friend? Does he usually lay on his bed?

7. From the balcony, can you see mountains and forests?
A. I live in an apartment in a big city. Yes or no?

B. Do you or your friends have a dog or cat?

C. There are paintings on my walls.

D. What can you see from your balcony, porch or window?

E. How many churches or cathedrals are in your city?

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