UPDATE 2017-05-23: Added Culips Simplified Speech #024. 2017-05-16: Added Culips Real Talk #14; expanded description of studio flat. 2017-03-22: Added British Council videos. 2017-2-27: All ESLPod.com links changed to Lizhi.fm. For more info, see this post: ESLPod Links Broken.
Here's a big post with videos, podcasts and vocabulary lists designed for students of English, related to finding a home.
NOTE: In English, we often use the word "house" in conversation, compound words, phrases and idioms when talking about our home, even if it's actually an apartment.
Several online dictionaries for ESL learners offer lists of related words on various topics. Click on the words in these lists to learn lots of vocab useful for homes, renting, buying etc, a lot of which you'll hear in the podcasts.
The Oxford Learner's Dictionaries:
The Macmillan Dictionary:
Here are some intermediate / advanced podcasts from Culips.
Here are some podcasts from ESL Pod.
Here's some practice for the IELTS speaking test from Splendid Speaking / IELTSspeaking.co.uk.
Also take a look at these related posts of mine:
A studio flat, with combined bedroom / living room / kitchen area, and a separate bathroom. A double bed (or maybe larger: queen or king) against the back wall. A sofa / love seat (with printed upholstery) and a white wooden armchair by the wooden coffee table, which has a pot plant in the centre. Two steel and wood stools by the kitchen counter. There is a parquet floor in the sleeping and living areas, while the kitchen and bathroom have tiled floors. The walls and ceiling of the sleeping area are painted white. The lower part of the kitchen wall is tiled, while the upper part and around the front door is exposed brick. The dividing wall between the sleeping area and bathroom is made of glass bricks and exposed brick.
G.A.L.E.S.L. / joe3
Some tips and links on learning English.