miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2016

Talking point: Houses

This week's talking point is houses. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas come to mind more easily the day you get together with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.

Where do you think this photo was taken?
What do you think would be good/bad about living in a place like this? Think about:
- the house
- where it is
- the local facilities
- the people who live there
- the way of life
Would you like to live there? Why (not)?

Which of the things below do you have where you live?
Of the things you don’t have, whicn ones would you most like? Why?
Which two things could you most easily live without?

wood floor
back garden
individual heating
swimming pool
open fire

Which things make the biggest difference to the price of a house/ flat in your country?

How many times have you moved in your life? Why?
Have you ever done any redecoration work on your place? If so, what?
Have you ever shared a room? How was the experience?
Have you ever lived in rented accommodation?
If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages of rented accommodation compared to owning your own house/flat?
Are small towns better than cities to live in? Give your reasons.

Photo: Icelandic Meadow Retreat