Learn New Phrasal Verbs Move In, Move Out, Looking For



Hey guys, today we learn 3 phrasal verbs, Move In – Move Out and Look For. We also learn what Fully Furnished means when it comes to renting. Lots of new vocabulary! Enjoy :)

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Hey amigos y amigas, you are listening to the English Made Simple podcast, this is episode number 1-3-8, number one hundred and thirty eight, numero ciento treinta y ocho.

Here we are again! Welcome to another exciting episode of the English Made Simple show, my name is Milena from englishmadesimple.net. I am recording all the way from the city of Adelaide in Australia.

As some of you know, not long ago, I left Melbourne for Adelaide.

(Melbourne and I had to break-up for a year.)

Anyway, I am in Adelaide for a year temporarily, because my husband found work here, he found a job more suited to his profession. But more on that later. I want to prepare a separate episode about job stuff, about employment so stick around for that, that will be coming in the future episodes. Coming very soon!

Alrighty, in today’s episode we are going to learn some new vocabulary related to moving, we are also going to learn a couple of phrasal verbs which are To Move In, Move Out and Looking For.

Maybe some of you already know this, but anyway it’s a good refresher for you guys!

By the way, you know how I always say Hey Guys….how are you guys…when I say guys, I mean girls too. That word ‘guys’ is gender-neutral, in Spanish it’s like saying Chicos.

Ok guys, I am going to start by asking you a question or a couple of questions, do you move often? When was the last time you had to move homes?

I know that people who rent they tend to move more often as opposed to the ones who own their own homes.

People who own their homes, don’t move as much. Very rarely I guess.

I don’t own a property in Adelaide. It’s my first time here in Adelaide to tell you the truth. So I am still getting used to the area. And I am actually looking for a place to rent.

Being new here, we had to do a bit of driving around, my husband and I, getting to know the city. It’s quite smaller than Melbourne, it doesn’t take long to see the whole city. Maybe a couple of hours to get to know the city.

It’s full of churches, and bars….and that’s about it… oh and parks! That’s it!

Once we got acquainted with the city, we had to look for a place to stay.

So here we are amigos y amigas, I am going teach you some new vocabulary.

First things first, let’s find out what phrasal verb Move In means.
Two words here, Move and In – to move in.

To move in to a new place – means to find a new place to live in. The opposite of moving in, is moving out.

To move out, again a phrasal verb – means to leave your place of residence and live somewhere else.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy so far I guess.

There are actually more phrasal verbs with the word Move, but we won’t get into at the moment.
I don’t want to overwhelm you.

Let’s go back in time for 2 weeks, as soon as we arrived in Adelaide – about 2 weeks ago – we found a nice place on AirBnb to stay a couple of weeks before we actually found our permanent home.

During the two weeks we were searching for rental properties online – on the Internet, looking for real estate agents that specialise in Rentals.

Real Estate agents are people who can sell properties on your behalf, they also manage rental properties for property owners.

Real Estate Company in Spanish is Empresas Inmobiliarias

To rent a place or to lease a place is – Arrendar

And people who rent (a place) are called tenants – in English – arrendatarios, in Spanish.

Cool. Cool bananas!

So we were looking for a place to rent, we were looking for something more specific though. We needed a fully furnished place.

A-ha, new word, new phrase for you now!

Fully furnished – two words here.

According to Weon Inteligente or the Online Dictionary – To furnish as a verb on its own as means – to provide a house or a room with furniture and fittings. To put furniture in the house. Fittings is a word that describes things like curtains inside the house. Oki doki.

So, fully furnished means – amoblado. Property with furniture.

Also, I mentioned something earlier – we were looking for a place to rent.

Looking for is a phrasal verb and it means to search, to seek.

Seek and destroy – haha My Metallica fans will know this song.

Right, getting distracted. Looking for means to search or to seek out.

This is a phrasal verb that you will need to use every day! Every hour or every 5 minutes. Ok?
I want you to remember this phrasal verb. This is important – you will need to use it frequently.

For example:

I am looking for my house keys.
I am looking for a place to stay.
Carlos is looking for work. He is looking for a job.
I am looking for my friend Ana, have you seen her?

I am looking for nutella, where is nutella?

Cool, I think you know what I am saying here. I just wanted to stress that using this phrasal verb will make you super-duper fluent. So don’t forget it!

That’s my #1 tip for today.

Did we have enough guys? Too many things to remember here in today’s episode.

Let’s wrap up for today.
Let’s summarize today’s episode.

So you’ve learnt a few new phrases and phrasal verbs. You’ve learnt what fully furnished means, you’ve learnt the phrasal verbs Move In, Move Out and Look for. And the verbs to rent or to lease. And if there is anything else you didn’t understand in today’s episode be sure to let me know!

I am a little bit busy now, I’ve got some unpacking to do, lots of clothes and shoes, you know the essentials, the important bits and pieces, I have to unpack.

Thanks for joining me today, you’ve been an amazing audience as always. Keep out of trouble, don’t go out looking for trouble. Be good.

You’ve been listening to Milena from English Made Simple – Until next time amigos y amigas, hasta la próxima!

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