1. Where do you live?
I live on the outskirts of XXXX City, in a district called XXXX, about 15 km from the city centre.
2. Do you live in a house or a flat?
I live in a 3 bedroom flat on the 11th floor of a big apartment building.
sample(2) Currently, I’m living in an apartment in downtown area with my parents, it’s not big, but cozy. You know, I’m still a student. Maybe in the near future, when I’m independent, I’ll move out of it and live in a flat by myself.
3. Who do you live with?
I live there with my wife and little baby son.
sample(2) I live in a small apartment with my brother. And it’s very convenient to live near my parents, as my mom often cooks for us when we are pretty busy.
4. Is it a big place?
It’s pretty big for a flat. It has 3 large bedrooms, one for my wife and I and one for my son when he gets older. It also has a smaller bedroom that I use as a study and to store things in. The kitchen is small but it is part of a big open plan living room, so there is lots of space for the family.
5. How is your apartment decorated?
I don’t like lots of over the top decoration, so I guess you would describe it as minimalist. The walls are all white and the furniture is also either white or black. There are very few ornaments or pictures because again, I like to keep things quite minimal and I hate clutter.
6. Is there anything you would like to change about your flat?
I would like to have a big balcony. We have a sort of balcony at the moment, but we mainly use it for washing and drying clothes. It would be really nice to have some tables and chairs on a proper balcony, with maybe a few plants, so we could sit there in the evenings and relax.
7. Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I live in a semi-detached house with three bedrooms and a small garden.
8. Which room do you like most in your house? Why?
My favourite room is the kitchen because it looks out onto the back garden, and it’s on the side of the house that catches the afternoon sun.
9. Is there anything about your house that you would like to change?
Well, it would be nice if it were a detached house so that we could have windows on the wall that we currently share with our neighbours.
10. Tell me something else about your house.
The previous owners converted the loft into an extra bedroom; that’s the quietest room in the house, and the best place to go to do some work.
11. What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
My parents and I live in a three-bedroom flat on the 13th floor. Basically, the flat is about 120 square meters in total and since I live quite high up, so I have a wonderful view of the city.
12. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
In the past, I lived in a small flat. While now I’m living in a big house with my parents. The flat I used to live in is smaller than the house. What’s more, it wasn’t nicely furnished and didn’t have the backyard. The house we are living now is more comfortable.
13. Can you describe the place where you live?
I live in the downtown of a big city. Nearby is a big city park with beautiful scenery, so living here is enjoyable and relaxing. However, we’re thinking about moving away because there is a new constructed seafood market here, it’s so rowdy and chaotic.
14. Which room does your family spend most of their time in?
Well, my family spend most of the time in the living room, there is a large TV set hanging on the wall and during our time off, we often watch TV or movies, sit around and talk about our days. That’s enjoyable.
15. How long have you lived there?
Well, I’ve been lived there since I was born, it’s more than 20 years, you know, to be honest with you, I like living with my family because we can look after each other.
16. What do you usually do in your house/flat/room?
I often listen to music if I’m really tired, I watch TV with my parents after dinner. Sometimes, I just sit quietly on the sofa to have some meditations, to have a peaceful mind. In a word, it’s graceful, restful and comfortable.
17. Do you plan to live there for a long time?
No, I’m not. I would love to own a nice townhouse close to work. It has a patio, a big kitchen, and plenty of rooms to entertain, that would be great.
18. Are the transport facilities to your home very good?
Yea, it’s in an easily accessible location. You can take a bus, taxi or the subway, any way you want, to my home.
19. Please describe the room you live in?
Well, it’s a common but cozy room without special design. The wall is white and the floor is covered by brown wooden floors. Besides my bed, there is a built-in desk and several closets.
20. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
It depends, I guess. If I live alone, of course I like to live in an apartment because of the cheap rent and convenience for cleaning. But if I live together with my family, I will prefer a house since every member in the family will have their own space.
21. What part of your home do you like the most?
I like my bedroom the most because it gives me a sense of freedom.
It’s a place Where I can look around and not feel agitated or confined, everything is in harmony.