LYNDA: Sara, I've heard that you want to move intoa homestay family. Is that correct?
SARA: Yes, that's right. I've been staying with myaunt and now my cousin is arriving from Singaporeand my aunt needs the room for him.
LYNDA: Oh, that's bad luck. Well, I'll need to getsome particulars first. Sara, what's your full name?
SARA: Sara Lim. and that's Sara without the 'h' atthe end.
LYNDA: Mmm. How old are you, Sara?
SARA: Twenty-three, only just. It was my birthdayon the twenty-first of August.
LYNDA: Happy Birthday for yesterday. How long have you been in Australia?
SARA: A year in Adelaide and six months in Sydney. I prefer Sydney, I've got more friendshere.
LYNDA: What's your address at your aunt's house?
SARA: Flat one, five three nine Forest Road,Canterbury. And the post code is 2036.
LYNDA: OK. What are you studying now?
SARA: I was studying General English in Adelaide and now I'm doing Academic English, becauseI'm trying to get into Medicine next year.
LYNDA: That sounds good, but it'll take you a long time. When would you like to move outfrom your aunt's?
SARA: My cousin arrives on Friday morning, so I'd better be out on Thursday.
LYNDA: What, the seventh of September?
SARA: Yes, that's right.
LYNDA:That doesn't leave us much time. Right, OK.I need to know what kind of accommodation you'dlike,so I can get you something suitable.
SARA:Can I share a room with someone else? I,vebeen alone in my room at my aunt's and I've alwaysshared with my sister and I like that.
LYNDA:Yes,fine. That'll save you money too. Wouldyou like to live with a family or do you think that asingle person would be better for you? I have lots ofvery nice single people on my books.
SARA:Do you have any women living alone, retiredwomen?
LYNDA:Yes, I have quite a few whose children have grown up and left home. In fact, I havesome really lovely retired ladies, living by themselves, who just love the company of students.Most of them live in flats, but that's not a problem for you, is it?
SARA:Not at all.J'm used to that. My aunt lives in a flat too, remember. I，m not used to a bighouse with a garden，swimming pool，pets and all that.