Part II. HOUSE. FLAT
Homes and Buildings. English and American Home
ņ. Types of Buildings
to have a house of oneís own
to have a room to oneself
to have a single room
to live in a hall of residence / in a hostel
to live in digs / to live out
to live in the town centre / downtown (AmE) / in the suburbs / on the outskirts
to look down on(to) / overlook/ face
to move house / home (BrE)
to move into a new flat / house
to move out
to share the room with smb.
to stay at smbís (place) / with smb.
to take / find (a) lodging(s)
apartment (AmE) flat (BrE)
a three-room(ed) flat / apartment
floor on the ground floor (BrE)
on the first floor (AmE) on the upper / top floor
storey (BrE) / story (AmE)
five-storey(ed) building (BrE)
five-storied building (AmE)
apartment building (AmE) block of flats (BrE)
bungalow cottage / chalet (Fr)
semi-detached house (BrE) / duplex (AmE)
terraced house (BrE) / row house (AmE)
neighbour / in the neighbourhood
convenience(s) / modern conveniences (mod cons)
lift running cold and hot water
above behind beside
between downstairs in front of
in the middle of next to
opposite under upstairs
Exercise 1. Study the descriptions of the following types of house and translate them into Russian:
1) bedsit: bedroom and living room all in one
2) block of flats: residential building consisting of apartments (flats)
3) bungalow: house with only one storey (no upstairs)
4) cottage: small house in the country or in a village
5) detached house: not joined to any other house
6) semi-detached house (informal: semi-): joined to another house
7) terraced house: joined to several houses to form a row
8) time-share: holiday flat or house where you have the right to live one or two weeks a year
9) villa: large house with big gardens or a rented house in a holiday resort / tourist area.
Exercise 2. Look at the drawings of different kinds of accommodation and say which is which:
a) a block of flats
b) a bungalow
c) a cottage
d) a detached house
e) a semi-detached house
f) terraced houses
What materials do you think the builder used to build them: brick, concrete or stone?
Where would you choose to live if you were:
a) a young couple with three children?
b) a couple without children?
c) a retired couple?
d) a young person living alone?
e) an old person living alone?
Give reasons for your choice.
Date: 2015-12-17; view: 212