We read an article about what people will and won´t compromise on when they are buying a new house:
Vocabulary Top 10:
commute - to travel regularly to and from a place and especially between where you live and where you work
take its toll - (also ´take a toll´) to have a serious, bad effect on someone or something : to cause harm or damage
cash strapped - not having enough money to buy or pay for the things you want or need
stand your ground - to not change your position when you are being attacked : to not retreat (used figuratively too)
adamant - not willing to change an opinion or decision : very determined
TLC - abbreviation of ´tender loving care´; care and attention that is given to make someone feel better, to improve the bad condition of something, etc.
knackered - very tired or exhausted
renovation - to make changes and repairs to (an old house, building, room, etc.) so that it is back in good condition
have a go at (someone) - attack or criticize (someone)
house hunter - a person who is looking for a house to buy or rent
What wouldn´t you compromise on if you were buying a house?
What would you be happy to take as a trade off?