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Let´s talk about homes and houses

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  • 1. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 Let’s talk about HOUSES Conversation cards 5 Where do you live? Do you live in a house or a flat (also: apartment)? How many rooms are there in your house? Name them. Describe your house or flat. (both inside and outside) What is there in your living room? Name as many things as you can. What do you do there? What is there in your kitchen? Name as many things as you can. What do you do there? What is there in your bedroom? Name as many things as you can. What time do you usually go to bed? What is there in your bathroom? Name as many things as you can. What do you do there? What is there in your garage? Name as many things as you can. What do you do there? What is there in your garden? Name as many things as you can. What do you do there? Do you prefer living in a house or flat? Explain why. Are you in favour of renting or buying a house? Explain why. Do you prefer living in the city or the country? Explain why. How much does an average house or flat cost where you live? Where do people get the money to buy one? Give some reasons why people can become homeless. Who does the housework in your family? What do they do? How many kinds of houses can you name? (e.g. house, flat, apartment, …) Make a list of important things to look for when buying (or renting) a house. (e.g. a garden, near a supermarket) How many times have you moved house? Did you enjoy it? kitchen bathroom garden cellar living room dining room study bedroom hall attic garage Match BrE (left) with AmE (right) 1 cellar a apartment 2 lift b yard 3 garden c basement 4 flat d elevator Explain and discuss • Home sweet home. • Home is where the heart is. • A man’s home is his castle. • Until the cows come home. • Charity begins at home.
  • 2. ANSWER KEY There is/There are Living room: sofa, TV, armchair, coffee table, rug, table, chairs, computer, lamp, bookcase, cupboard, shelves, picture Kitchen: cupboard, shelves, cooker/stove, pots & pans, microwave oven, sink, dishwasher, table, chairs Bedroom: bed, wardrobe, nightstand(s), pillows, mattress, sheets, duvet/comforter, mirror, dressing table/vanity Bathroom: toilet, bath, shower, washbasin, mirror, medicine cabinet Garage: car, bicycle, motorbike, lawn mower, shelves, tools, garden hose Garden: flowers, grass, trees, shrubs, swimming pool, garden furniture, swing, sandbox, flower beds, Discuss prices Introduce: savings, inheritance, mortgage Cleaning, cooking, washing, ironing, doing the dishes, setting the tables, taking out the rubbish/garbage bungalow, detached house, semi- detached house, villa, palace, castle, mansion, farm, cottage, terraced house (also row house or town house), studio, houseboat, igloo, tent/wigwam, treehouse, condo (or condominium), cabin, stilt house, A-frame, hut, trailer kitchen 8 bathroom 3 garden 2 cellar 10 living room 9 dining room 4 study 11 bedroom 5 hall 6 attic 7 garage 1 Match BrE (left) with AmE (right) 1 Cellar C a apartment 2 Lift D b yard 3 Garden B c basement 4 Flat A d elevator Explain and discuss • Home sweet home. • Home is where the heart is. • A man’s home is his castle. • Until the cows come home. • Charity begins at home. • Bring home the bacon.

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