ADVANCED UNIT 13 (B3)

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ADVANCED UNIT 13 (B3)

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Advanced Unit 13 (13 activity (ies) 01:30:47) Keywords [16 word(s)] basement bathroom bedroom to commute (v.) dining room downstairs downtown floor garage kitchen living room nearby to negotiate (v.) spacious suburban uptown

Picture/Word Association with speech recognition [7 exercises] 1 a kitchen a bedroom a bathroom a garage a living room a family room

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2 a bathroom a kitchen a living room a dining room a family room a garage

3 a bedroom a bathroom a family room a kitchen a dining room a garage

4 an entrance a window a garage door a verandah a wall a hallway

5 a wine cellar an attic an outhouse a beehive a furnace a garage

6 a backyard a swimming pool a verandah a park a canal a island

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7 commute transfer move in invade take out carry along

Dialogue: Expression [1 exercises] 1

You continue your search. You get an offer to visit a house and you accept. Once inside: "So, do you like it?" Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet.

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What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again.

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Here they are.

You can add some. There isn't any.

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Yes, unfortunately.

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Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes.

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Here is the kitchen. It is very well equipped, as you can see. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small.

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Would you like to see the backyard? 6 6 6

No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek.

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There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar?

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There it is. Through the kitchen. No, unfortunately.

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Would you like to know the financial particulars? I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price?

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$1,200 a month plus two months' rent for the agency. It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance.

It is not easy to find a place to live. When are you planning to move in? In January. Next month. As soon as possible.

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And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place.

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You won't get much for that.

What will you do if you don't find anything? 13 13 12

I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while.

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Can you stay much longer? 13 13 13

Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks.

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Have you ever thought of putting in an ad yourself? No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea.

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Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right.

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You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate?

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You should think about it.

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8% annually.

You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure?

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You don't have to.

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The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it.

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Yes, of course. Twice as much as the rent.

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You could always go to the city suburbs. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown.

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There are plenty of nice areas. 10 miles isn't too far.

You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right.

Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

Sentence Pronunciation [38 sentence(s)] Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet. The kitchen. The bedrooms again. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes. I already took a peek. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar? Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it. As soon as possible. Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while. One month at most. No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate? I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure? How much for a house? It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown. What about traffic? I don't like driving.

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Word Association [1 exercises] 1

Match the words from the dialogue with their synonyms on the right. security owner expensive idea use

safety proprietor costly notion utilize

The Right Word with speech recognition [4 exercises] 1

To take a peek means to secretly and quickly look at something. cheat on somebody drive fast examine thoroughly tell lies paraphrase

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The kitchen is where we cook. attic bedroom cellar office gazebo

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You pay a security deposit before you move into an apartment. year's rent restaurant bill taxi driver

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Your savings will help you buy a house in a few years. camera memory backpack health insurance Nouns without singular forms

Phonetics Exercise [6 phoneme(s)]

O

mouth three everything bathroom month think

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yes York yet you're years

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mean fifteen machine please peek agency

¯

hundred monthly much

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rate place eight maybe today associations details

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b

by building big cabinets probably buy

Key grammar explanations [4 grammar point(s)] 1

Construction of the present conditional

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'Yet' - 'Not yet'

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'As much as' - 'As many as'

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Final prepositions

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Grammar Practice [4 exercises] 1

Modify to express comparative superiority. Example: tall

taller

red

redder

exact

more exact

interesting

more interesting

nice

nicer

big

bigger

great

greater

Regular comparatives

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Modify to express comparative superiority. Example: tall

taller

beautiful

more beautiful

small

smaller

important

more important

expensive

more expensive

long

longer

late

later

Regular comparatives

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Conjugate as in the example. Example: you (be) I (use)

I would use I'd use

she (commute)

she would commute she'd commute

you (know)

you would know you'd know

they (think)

they would think they'd think

he (want)

he would want he'd want

we (like)

we would like we'd like

Construction of the present conditional

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you would be

Auxiliaries

Conjugate as in the example. Example: you (be)

you would be

Penny (find)

Penny would find

Polly (stay)

Polly would stay

Petula (put)

Petula would put

Phoebe (say)

Phoebe would say

Phyllis (buy)

Phyllis would buy

Peter and Paul (offer)

Peter and Paul would offer

Construction of the present conditional

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Sentence Practice [6 exercises] 1

Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses. That house has three bedrooms. This house has three bedrooms.

That house has as many bedrooms as this house. That house has as many bedrooms as this house does. That house has as many as this house. That house has as many as this house does.

I read hundreds of ads. You read hundreds of ads.

I read as many ads as you did. I read as many ads as you. I read as many as you did. I read as many as you.

He walked a lot. She walked a lot.

He walked as much as she did. He walked as much as she. He walked as much as her.

Demonstratives

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He saw as many houses as she did.

'As much as' - 'As many as'

Transitive and intransitive verbs

Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses.

He saw as many houses as she did.

We called six landlords. You called six landlords.

We called as many landlords as you did. We called as many landlords as you. We called as many as you did. We called as many as you.

The house costs a lot of money. The condo costs a lot of money.

The house costs as much money as the condo. The house costs as much money as the condo does. The house costs as much as the condo. The house costs as much as the condo does.

The kitchen needs lots of work. The bathroom needs lots of work.

The kitchen needs as much work as the bathroom does. The kitchen needs as much work as the bathroom.

'As much as' - 'As many as'

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Rewrite the following sentences as in the example. Example: He saw two houses. She saw two houses.

He saw as many houses as she did.

She asks many questions. He asks many questions.

She asks as many questions as he does. She asks as many questions as he. She asks as many questions as him. She asks as many as he does. She asks as many as he. She asks as many as him.

They visit three apartments uptown. They visit three apartments downtown.

They visit as many apartments uptown as downtown. They visit as many apartments uptown as they visit downtown. They visit as many apartments uptown as they do downtown.

They spend six hours Saturday. They spend six hours Sunday.

They spend as much time Saturday as Sunday. They spend as much time Saturday as they do Sunday. They spend as many hours Saturday as Sunday. They spend as many hours Saturday as they do Sunday.

'As much as' - 'As many as'

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Did you talk to the landlord?

No, I haven't talked to him yet. No, I haven't talked to the landlord yet. No, I have not talked to him yet. No, I have not talked to the landlord yet. No, we haven't talked to him yet. No, we haven't talked to the landlord yet. No, we have not talked to him yet. No, we have not talked to the landlord yet.

Did you read the classifieds?

No, I haven't read them yet. No, I haven't read the classifieds yet. No, I have not read them yet. No, I have not read the classifieds yet. No, we haven't read them yet. No, we haven't read the classifieds yet. No, we have not read them yet. No, we have not read the classifieds yet.

Have you taken a day off?

No, I haven't taken a day off yet. No, I haven't taken one yet. No, I have not taken a day off yet. No, I have not taken one yet. No, we haven't taken a day off yet. No, we haven't taken one yet. No, we have not taken a day off yet. No, we have not taken one yet.

The negative form 'Still' - 'Yet' Transitive and intransitive verbs

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'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Has the realtor called you back?

No, he hasn't called me back yet. No, he has not called me back yet. No, he hasn't called us back yet. No, he has not called us back yet.

Have they seen the house for sale?

No, they haven't seen it yet. No, they haven't seen the house yet. No, they haven't seen the house for sale yet. No, they have not seen it yet. No, they have not seen the house yet. No, they have not seen the house for sale yet.

Did you measure the living room?

No, I haven't measured it yet. No, I haven't measured the living room yet. No, I have not measured it yet. No, I have not measured the living room yet. No, we haven't measured it yet. No, we haven't measured the living room yet. No, we have not measured the living room yet. No, we have not measured it yet.

The negative form

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'Still' - 'Yet'

'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

The main postpositions

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Answer the question as in the example. Example: Did you find an apartment?

No, I haven't found one yet.

Have you taken out a loan?

No, I haven't taken one out yet. No, I haven't taken out a loan yet. No, I have not taken one out yet. No, I have not taken out a loan yet. No, we haven't taken one out yet. No, we haven't taken out a loan yet. No, we have not taken out a loan yet. No, we have not taken one out yet.

Did she ask about the rent?

No, she hasn't asked yet. No, she hasn't asked about it yet. No, she hasn't asked about the rent yet. No, she has not asked yet. No, she has not asked about it yet. No, she has not asked about the rent yet.

Have you thought it over?

No, I haven't thought it over yet. No, I have not thought it over yet. No, we haven't thought it over yet. No, we have not thought it over yet.

The negative form

'Still' - 'Yet'

'Yet' - 'Not yet'

Auxiliaries

Key grammar explanations [3 grammar point(s)] 1

'Still' - 'Yet'

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The impersonal structure

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The perfect conditional

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Dialogue: Comprehension [1 exercises] 1

You continue your search. You get an offer to visit a house and you accept. Once inside: "So, do you like it?" Yes, it looks great. I haven't seen everything yet. I don't know yet. Friends and relatives. What is the interest rate? What floor is it on? No more than eight hundred. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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3 4 Here they are. Third floor. Come and visit it.

Here is the kitchen. It is very well equipped, as you can see. There aren't many cabinets! Where is the washing machine? It's rather small. Yes, probably. One month at most. Is there a security deposit? Is today possible? Wednesday.

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8% annually. Third floor. You won't get much for that.

What would you like to see? The kitchen. The bathroom. The bedrooms again. What floor is it on? How does it look? Do you have any places to rent? I'm looking for housing. One month at most.

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You can add some. There isn't any.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance. Yes, of course.

Here's the bathroom. The tiles are scratched. It's in bad condition. Quite big, yes. What are the monthly payments? It would have to be a nice area. You're right. I'm not interested. I have no savings.

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Yes, unfortunately.

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There are plenty of nice areas.

You don't have to.

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Would you like to see the backyard? No, it's not important. Yes, please. I already took a peek. What is the rent? Only one. No, I hadn't. What is the interest rate? In January.

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8% annually.

There it is. Through the kitchen. No, unfortunately.

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Too bad. Goodbye.

Would you like to know the financial particulars? I'm not interested. Yes, please. What is the price? What about traffic? By word of mouth. An apartment. Wednesday. I'm calling about the ad.

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$800 a month.

There is also a basement downstairs. I haven't seen it. Where is the entrance? With a wine cellar? Building managers. I don't like big buildings. Through an agency. It depends on the place. That's a good idea.

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9 8 Think it over and good luck.

$1,200 a month plus two months' rent for the agency. It's too expensive. Is there a security deposit? I'll think about it. The bathroom. It would have to be a nice area. I'd prefer a house. A house. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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Yes, two months' rent in advance.

There are plenty of nice areas. No, I don't have any.

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It is not easy to find a place to live. When are you planning to move in? In January. Next month. As soon as possible. Only two years? Two bedrooms. It would mean a lot of commuting. I'm not interested. One month at most.

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You won't get much for that.

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What will you do if you don't find anything? I don't know yet. I hope I'll find a place. I still can stay here for a while. The bedrooms again. How much for a house? Tomorrow would do. Yes, please. Quite big, yes.

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Yes, of course.

And what is your budget? Fifteen hundred a month. No more than eight hundred. It depends on the place. That's a good idea. Maybe later. Tomorrow would do. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue. I haven't seen everything yet.

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13 13 Here they are. Twice as much as the rent.

Can you stay much longer? Yes, probably. One month at most. A few weeks. How does it look? Is today possible? It's in bad condition. Yes, it looks great. Is there a security deposit?

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13 13 Come and visit it. Yes, of course.

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

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Have you ever thought of putting in an ad yourself? No, I hadn't. That's a good idea. I don't like the idea. Two. What floor is it on? I don't want to be too far from downtown. Only two years? By word of mouth.

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Think it over and good luck. Come and visit it. Yes, two months' rent in advance.

You get an offer to buy an apartment with an attractive loan. I'm not planning to buy. It might be interesting. What is the interest rate? By word of mouth. Quite big, yes. An apartment. I already took a peek. Friends and relatives.

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Third floor. 10 miles isn't too far. Yes, of course.

Then you could say exactly what you are looking for. I'll think about it. Maybe later. You're right. I don't like driving. As soon as possible. How does it look? It depends on the place. Is there a security deposit?

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You should think about it.

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8% annually.

You know it is more beneficial on a long-term basis. I have no savings. What are the monthly payments? Are you sure? With a wine cellar? I need three of them. Next month. In January. Is today possible?

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You don't have to.

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No, unfortunately.

Yes, of course.

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The monthly payments are high during the first two years only. Only two years? How much for a house? I'll think about it. An apartment. I need three of them. The bedrooms again. The one in the New York magazine. Newspaper ads.

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Here they are.

You could always go to the city suburbs. It would mean a lot of commuting. It would have to be a nice area. I don't want to be too far from downtown. Yes, please. I'm not planning to buy. The tiles are scratched. Tomorrow would do. For an apartment on George Washington Avenue.

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Yes, of course. Twice as much as the rent.

There are plenty of nice areas. 10 miles isn't too far. You should think about it. Yes, unfortunately.

You could use your car. What about traffic? I don't like driving. You're right. Do you have any places to rent? What are the monthly payments? Neighborhood associations. Is there a security deposit? Fifteen hundred a month.

Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck. Think it over and good luck.

Yes, two months' rent in advance.

Mystery Phrase [14 exercises] 1

A place with cooking facilities. kitchen

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A closet with shelves. cabinet

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A usual place for storing wine. cellar

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To travel back and forth regularly. commute

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The bottom floor of the house. downstairs

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To begin to occupy a dwelling. move in

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Having scrapes or marks. scratched

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A quick look. peek

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Money set aside for a purpose. budget

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Money given as security or partial payment. deposit

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Every year. annually

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Residential areas outside a large city. suburbs

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Good fortune. luck

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Floor or wall covering, usually in squares. tiles

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