B: Does this apartment face south?


  A: The living room faces south and the bedrooms face north. Mrs.Chen, what do you think of this unit? It has a beautiful hill view and quiet environment. Also, Tai Koo Shing has many amenities such as a grand shopping mall, wonderful playground, residents club, four standard tennis courts and few supermarkets. Also, it is conveniently located for public transportation like the MTR and buses.


  B: Great!


  A: May I ask if your interest in the unit is for investment or self-use.


  B: The purpose is for investment because I hear from my friend that the rental return for Tai Koo Shing is not bad.


  A: Sure. Mrs.Chen, the rent for this unit is around thirty-five thousand Hong Kong dollars. The yield is almost ten percent. There are many Japanese and Westerners love to live here. It's only because Mr.Johnson must go back to England that he has to sell this unit.


  B: I understand. The flat is under a good condition and I don't have to redecorate it later. But, I've got to discuss it with my husband first. Mr.wilson, how about I call you to make an appointment again?


  A: Sure. Mrs.Chen, anyway, I should remind you that you must be quick because I have other clients requesting to check this unit later.


  B: Okay. I'll call you later.


  A: Thank you, Mr Johnson. I'll call you when I get back to the office.


  S: Thank you. I'll wait for your call. Bye.


  A: Bye.


  4. Residential Property for Lease


  Scene: ABC Properties Company, Robinson Road Branch

  场景: ABC地产代理公司太古城分行

  A: Agent- Chen Lu


  B: Client- Mr. Roberts


  A: Hi,Sir. May I help you?


  B: Yes, please. I am looking to lease an apartment.


  A: This is my business card. I am Chen Lu. Nice to meet you.


  B: Thank you. I am Sam Roberts. I am looking for an apartment of around one thousand square feet for my family.


  A: Mr.Roberts, are you familiar with this area?


  B: Yes, I am living in Rose Garden now, but the lease will expire in two months. The landlord is going to sell his apartment.


  A: I see. I guess you prefer remaining in the same neighbourhood. Let me check the computer's property data for you first. (After a few minutes.) Sir, do you know Robinson Garden?


  B: No. I'm sorry to say. (Chen Lu points out the location of Robinson Garden from the map.)


  A: Robison garden is only two years old. The first floor is a prestigious lobby and the entrance of a car park. The second and third floor are for car parking only. The fourth floor is the clubhouse, which includes a fitness centre and one swimming pool. Over the platform are two of thirty level residential buildings. There are four units in each floor. The unit areas are between eight hundred square feet. The mid-level has one vacant unit for lease. The gross area is one thousand three hundred square feet and the net area is almost one thousand square feet. The layout of the unit includes one huge living room, one dining room and three bedrooms. The maid's room is attached to the kitchen.


  B: Is it furnished or non-furnished?


  A: It is a furnished apartment with necessary home appliances.


  B: How much is the rent?


  A: The asking rent is forty-five thousand Hong Kong dollars per month.