I used this PDF as a fun warmer activity for a lesson on accommodation – note the spelling – it’s frequently misspelt.

Looking at the pictures only, students discussed each type of housing in pairs. Some types were less familiar to them and they came up with some creative names.

Part 1 questions – sample answers

Q. Do you live in a flat or a house?

I used to live in an apartment in the city but when I got a new job my family moved to the countryside and we bought a newly built bungalow. I’ve lived in apartment buildings all my life so not having to walk up stairs or wait for a lift took a bit of getting used to. Everything is one level, it’s spacious and light, and even though we have neighbours on either side we’re not disturbed by them unlike in our old place.

Q. Do you like the area where you live?

1. I live in a very quiet residential neighbourhood, on the outskirts of a small farming town. There are a handful of convenience stores and cafés, but there isn’t much else in this neck of the woods. I have to drive to the next town for my weekly grocery shop. I am right next to the sea and I enjoy being able to take walks on the beach with my dog every day. The fresh sea air is very invigorating – I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.  

2. I live smack bang in the centre of the city – everything I need is on my doorstep – I’m spoilt for choice. It can be loud, especially at the weekends – that’s one downside for opting to live in such a prime location. I have triple glazing so I’m not bothered by it too much. It’s a stone’s throw from the subway station, so I’m able to get around very easily.  

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