- What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
- Who do you live with?
- How long have you lived there?
- What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the
- Do you plan to live there for a long time?
- Which room does your family spend most of the time in?
- Are the transport facilities to your home very good?
- Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
- Please describe the room you live
- What part of your home do you like the most?
1. What kind of housing/accommodation do you live in?
I live in a terraced house that has a living room, a kitchen, three bed rooms, two bathrooms and a lovely back garden. It’s not really a spacious house, but it’s just right for me and my family.
2. Who do you live with?
I live with my parents and my siblings. We always get on well with each other and have a lot of fun.
3. How long have you lived there?
I’ve lived there since I was a child, until I graduated from high school and moved to the city to enroll at university, where I lived in a student dormitory during the semester. (If you answer you haven’t lived there long)
4. What’s the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
Living in a dorm with other roommates is totally different from living in my own house. My current residential area is quite small and it’s very noisy because there are a lot of people there and I don’t have my own space. Conversely, when I was living at home, I had my own spacious room and it made me feel comfortable.
5. Do you plan to live there for a long time?
To be honest, I intend to buy an apartment in an urban area after I graduate from university.I can decorate and design my ideal home with whatever facilities I want.
6. Which room does your family spend most of the time in?
It’s definitely the kitchen. Not only lunch or dinner time but all our family reunions take place in the kitchen where all the family members get together to eat tasty meals, and chat to each other – it’s a really harmonious atmosphere.
7. Are the transport facilities to your home very good?
To be honest, most of the transport facilities to my place are not very modern. The bus service from my work place to home is irregular and usually overcrowded.
8. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
I prefer living in a house to a flat because I value my privacy and need my own space. Owning an independent house, I can plan and design a house layout to suit myself. Moreover, I can modify a house according to the size of the family.
9. Please describe the room you live in.
My current room is actually more like a bedsit. It is a multi – purpose room, I use it to sleep and study as well. It is painted in pink, that’s my favourite colour with a bed, a cupboard and desk. It’s not really spacious but it’s just right for me.
10. What part of your home do you like the most?
I prefer my bedroom most due to its convenience and privacy. Because of my stressful work I want to be in a quiet place and concentrate on my work. In my own room, I’m never disturbed by anyone else. Moreover, in my own space I can do whatever I want without bothering others.
Terraced house (noun): a house connected on both sides by other properties
Ex: In England, most people seem to live in terraced houses with lovely back gardens.
Back garden (noun phrase): a garden at the rear of the house.
Ex: I live in a terraced house that has a living room, a kitchen, three bed rooms, two bathrooms and a lovely back garden.
Spacious (adjective): (of a room or building) large and with plenty of space for people to move around in
Ex: The hotel rooms are spacious and comfortable.
Sibling(s) (noun): a brother or sister
Ex: The younger children were badly treated by older siblings.
Get on well with somebody (phrasal verb): to have a friendly relationship with somebody Ex: She and her sister have never really got on well with each other.
Dormitory (noun): a room for several people to sleep in, especially in a school or other institution
Ex: I’ve lived there since I was a child, until I graduated high school and moved to the city to enroll in university where I lived in a dormitory.
Residential area (noun): (of an area of a town) suitable for living in; consisting of houses rather than factories or offices
Ex: It was not safe to locate the chemicals factory in a residential area.
Urban area (noun): connected with a town or city
Ex: Pollution has reached disturbingly high levels in some urban areas.
Reunion (noun): a social occasion or party attended by a group of people who have not seen each other for a long time
Ex: The College has an annual reunion for former students.
Harmonious (adjective): friendly, peaceful and without any disagreement
Ex: It is important to have harmonious relations between the country’s ethnic groups.
Irregular (adjective): not happening at the arranged time intervals
Ex: His irregular attendance at school resulted in his failure in the final exams.
Overcrowded (adjective): with too many people or things in it
Ex: The train was so overcrowded this evening that I was unable to find an empty seat.
Privacy (noun): being alone and not disturbed by other people
Ex: I read the letter in the privacy of my own room.
Suit oneself (verb): to do exactly what you like/want
Ex: Everyone had a different opinion about what colour to paint my room, so in the end I decided to just suit myself.
Modify (verb): to change something slightly, especially in order to make it more suitable for a particular purpose
Ex: We found it cheaper to modify the existing equipment rather than buy new.
Bedsit (noun): a room that a person rents and uses for both living and sleeping in
Ex: He lives in a tiny student bedsit used for both sleeping and studying.
Multi-purpose (adjective): having many different uses
Ex: This room is multi-purpose – we use it for meetings, interviews and taking breaks.