Group DiscussionWhere do you live?Do you live in a homestay or in sharedaccommodation?Who do you live with?Are you happy where you live? Why or why not?Have you ever lived with a flatmate?How do you think is the experience of living with aflatmate?
Pros and Cons of a flatmatePros• Shared responsibilites• Your roommatesproblems can becomeyours• You can end up havingbuilt-in best friends• Everything is shared• Could be good companyCons• Lifes cheap• Lack of privacy• splitting costs• You always think there issomeone else to clean up• Rent is usually cheaper• House more secure
The Perfect FlatmateWrite a brief description of a perfect flatmatetelling why he or she is a perfect flatmate to youand you would live with.Read your note.Do you agree with your classmates on the charateristics of a perfectflatmate? Why yes or why not?
Exchange note with a classmateNow!• How are you as a flatmate?• How many of the above ideal qualities doyou have?• Are you a perfect flatmate?
Imagine you are living with a flatmate• What possible problem would you face?• How would you sort them out?• What characteristics would a person haveto live together?• Do you think it is easy living with a flatmatehere in Quibdo?
ClosingLine1: You have a room for rent at their housebecause a roommate has just moved outLine2: You have friends who need a place to liveAsk questions about the friend and the room tomake sure