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Language level

Intermediate: B1


In the following dialog,
Man: Are you still sharing that house with all those other people ?
Woman: No way! I bought a big house with.....four bedrooms,and a garden...the works.
What is the meaning of "the works" in this sentence.

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I think she means by saying "the works" that she could house with 4 bedrooms and a garden as a result of the successful work

Hello Ningappa!
Don't forget we have a dictionary on site! If you type the works into our Cambridge Dictionaries Online search box, you'll see the very first definition is this:
everything that you might want or expect to find in a particular situation

So here, the woman means the house has everything you would want in a house - bedrooms, bathrooms, a garage, a garden...

Hope that helps!
Jeremy Bee
The LearnEnglish Team

Thanks a lot for your quick response.

Yes, I´am thinking about that the speak is so fast and then a I have to repeat many times to understand.

Good video, but the sound quality could be better..!!

Watching these videos is best way that improve the English skills. 

I bet the man has a thick English accent, witch means that I couldn't quite catch what he is saying. As for the woman, I think that she's speaking clearly.
However, with patience and persistence, I 'll make it ! 
Thanks a bunch to this site.

i think am doing good,  and so soon  i speak effluence English, and thank's for the all did this for community.