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In today's lesson, we'll cover renting a cell phone, an indispensable tool for the modern day traveler! In the States, you can rent a phone at several locations. With the number of public phones decreasing due to the lack of use, renting a cell phone is becoming an indispensable part of one's travels.
In English you would say, I would like to rent a cell phone. Let's break that down. Once again we have the I would like to make polite requests. And then the action you want to do, to rent and then the thing you want to rent, a cell phone.
Currently, there may be instances when you need to rent more than one phone. For instance, you may want a phone for each member of the family. In this case, you would add the number of phones you want and change the noun ending to plural
I would like to rent two phones or I would like to rent three phones
Let's pretend that you are from Greece. Two important questions related to your plan are Are incoming calls free? and How much are calls to Greece?
Are incoming calls free? Since it's a question you want to start off with the verb, are and then the thing you're asking about, incoming calls and then the word free.
The other thing you will want to know is how much it costs for you to call home. In this case we're using Greece as an example, so that would be How much to ask for the rate, are calls to Greece which is the location.
In the case of England, just replace the country name. How much are calls to England?
Okay, now to close out today's lesson, we'd like you to practice what you've just learned. I'll say the phrase or sentence, and why don't you try saying it out loud? Good luck everybody!
- I would like to rent a cell phone.
- I would like to rent two phones.
- How much are calls to Greece?
All right, that's going to do it for today! See you all soon!

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Sunday at 02:54 PM
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Hello Lex,


Thanks for taking the time to get this clarified.


You're right, "...you want to start..." is used to mean "should" or "obliged," in order for it to be correct.


I hope this helps. ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘


Please feel free to ask us any other questions you have throughout your studies.


Sincerely,

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Lex
Thursday at 01:26 PM
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Hello.


I was reading the Lesson transcript file and I have noticed the following sentence:

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Since it's a question you want to start off with the verb

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In the above sentence, the word "want" sounds like an "obligation". I mean, the word "want" does not have the common meanning, does it?

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Thursday at 06:30 PM
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Hello Lydia and Ventsislav,


So nice to have all of you here studying with us!


If you ever have any questions, please let us know!


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Ventsislav
Friday at 05:53 PM
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I would like to rent a cell phone.

I would like to rent two phones.

How much are calls to Bulgaria. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Lydia
Friday at 08:06 AM
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I would like to rent a cell phone.

Are incoming calls free here? No,it is not.You need pay $1 each minutes. Yes,They are free for all incoming calls.

How much to rent a cell phone here? Oh, It is $20 each month.


Chao Song
Tuesday at 05:15 PM
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What's the difference between calling cards and SIM cards?

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Monday at 08:01 PM
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Hi Faran,


Good eye! Everyone makes mistakes. We fixed it. :)


Keep studying!

Adam


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Faran faran
Wednesday at 09:55 AM
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Buying "AN American sim card "not "A American "

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Wednesday at 05:45 PM
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Hi Julia!

That's correct! It's "an American SIM card" because both the article "a" and the beginning of the following noun are both vowels.

Hope you are enjoying the course!

Good luck!

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Julia
Saturday at 07:13 PM
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Hi and thanks a lot - isn't it 'an' American SIM card?