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Where would you like to live: in the country or in a city? Why (not)?

Living in the country / living in the city, types of houses.

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Let’s talk about different types of houses. Tell me about the house/flat you live in.

There are four basic types of housing in the UK: detached houses, semi-detached houses, terraced houses and flats. The most popular type of home in England is semi-detached (more than 27% of all homes), closely followed by detached then terraced. Some of the detached houses are cottages and bungalows. One advantage of a detached house is the fact that the free space surrounding the building is belongs to the family. You can do whatever you would like to be done in your house.

A semi-detached house is a pair of houses that share one common wall. The two houses are built to mirror each other. One advantage of living in a semi-detached house is that there is still some privacy even if one wall is shared by the two houses.

Terraced housing is also known as townhouses. A row of identical looking houses share side walls. The end units of this row of housing are called end terrace and are far larger than the units in between. One of the major advantages of terrace housing is that it is relatively cheaper than a semi-detached built in the same location.

A flat or an apartment is a part of a larger building. Such building is called an apartment building or a block of flats. A flat can be a studio unit, a one-bedroom, two-bedroom or three-bedroom unit. People prefer renting flats to buying them. The main disadvantage of renting out a flat is that it will never be yours. The one advantage of renting a flat is that you are not responsible for it – you are only renting. In case you feel like moving house, you can just leave.

I live in a block of flats …


Where would you like to live: in the country or in a city? Why (not)?

I would rather live in the country because everything is more peaceful and calm, and time seems to go by slowly. I'm enjoying a peaceful lifestyle a lot more than the busy city life. The country - Where the sun is brighter and there are more stars than lights. Where during the day you can hear birds and bees and soft wind against the tree branches. Compared to the city, where it seems like every one is in a rush, moving around fast, trying to get things done as soon as possible, that's why I'd rather live in the country. I love the isolation and natural beauty that the country offers but I also enjoy the night life and conveniences the city offers, so I think ideally I would love to live in the country but be at least 20-30min away from the city...

I think that living in a city would be much better than living in the country. I like being active, and I like going out so living in the country is boring, compared to the city. Living in a city would be more convenient I suppose because I wouldn’t have to go far to get to a shop. The country is wonderful, but city living has its good points. If you love shopping, museums, nightlife, fast life, incredible opportunities that are unavailable in a small town--there is no place better than a big city. Yes it can be crowded and noisy and dirty. But you can find whatever you are looking for at any time.

Date: 2015-12-17; view: 4695

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