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Quiz 1: Vocabulary Focus
  1. The money was put in a for the child.
  2. They asked a to help settle the argument.
  3. The room is not the way . Please clean in up.
  4. You need to put all the tables and chairs back before you leave.
  5. I had to pay a $500 non- deposit for the vacation home.
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Audio Notes Scene #23 Money Details

refundable deposit

A deposit is money one must pay in order to buy or rent something. If you rent a house, you need to pay a deposit in case there is damage to the house. If a deposit is refundable, then the money is returned to the person making the deposit. A non-refundable deposit means the money is never returned. Notice the following:

  1. To rent a bike, you need to pay a 20 dollar refundable deposit for a helmut.
  2. For most apartments, the refundable deposit equals two months rent.

third party trust

A trust is a safe place (such as a bank) where money is kept for storage, so it can be collected later. A third party is someone who is not involved in a business deal who acts independently for the two main people involved in a deal. Here are some examples using both terms:

  1. The two people asked for a third party to settle their argument.
  2. The child's fortune was put in a trust until he was 20 years old.

in order

When something is 'in order' especially a room or place, that means it is clean and everything is where it should be and nothing is missing. Something is 'out of order' when things like chairs and tables are moved around. Notice the following:

  1. The teachers makes the students put the room back in order before they leave.
  2. After the party, it took awhile to get the house back in order.

the way you found it

Please leave the room the way you found it.

When you leave something they way you found it, that means it is exactly the same as when you first used it or saw it. For example, in the case of a rented apartment, all the walls and carpet would need to be the same as the day you moved in, or you need to pay extra charges. Notice the following:

  1. This is an old gun I found in the woods. It looks now just the way I found it. I've never cleaned it.
  2. This room is not the way I left it. Who messed it up?

form of identification

I need some form of identification. Your passport perhaps.

A form of identification is some sort of ID, or identification that shows your name, picture and some personal information such as date of birth. Forms of identification can be drivers license, passport, or student ID card. Notice the following:

  1. Hotels, airlines, and many stores ask people for some form of identification.
  2. You need two forms of identification to rent a car.