May 212015
 

Listen to Rob and Neil discussing a London apartment block with front and back entrances for private and social housing – or so-called rich and poor doors.

 

 

Vocabulary and definitions

bijoux – small but attractive
bump into – meet somebody by chance
communal area – area that is shared by a number of people
plush – expensive and luxurious
foyer – entrance hall
alleyway – narrow passage between buildings
swanky – something fashionable and expensive that is designed to impress people
tinted – coloured glass
segregation – separation and different treatment of people
to put up with something – to accept something that is annoying without complaining about it
service charge – amount of money you pay to the owner of an apartment building for things like putting out the rubbish

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