✔ Accommodation (по ситуации №1 из Материалов по подготовке к экзамену)
1. Let’s talk about accommodation. Tell me about the house/flat you live in.
We have a nice flat in a new block of flats. Our flat is on the fourth floor. It has all modern conveniences: central heating, gas, electricity, cold and hot running water, but it hasn’t got a lift. There is a living room, two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and a toilet in our flat. The living-room is the largest room in the flat. It is nicely furnished. My mum likes to watch TV there, it’s her favourite room. My parents’ bedroom is smaller than the living-room, but it is light and cozy. In this room there are two beds and a wardrobe. The third room is my bedroom. It is not large and there isn’t much furniture in it: my bed, a writing table, some shelves and a computer. The best room in our flat is the kitchen. In the kitchen we have dinner together and discuss our family matters.
Do you want to move into a new house/flat? Why or why not?
Though I am very much satisfied with the place where I live now, I would like to move into a new house. New houses are usually more modern and have improved layouts. I would like each member of our family to have more space.
What questions will you ask your landlord/landlady about the room you are going to rent?
Does the rent include the costs for water and heating?
Is there a telephone connection?
Is there a washing machine/dishwasher in the kitchen?
Are pets allowed?
Do I have to pay a security deposit?
4. Your friend wants to decorate his/her room and make it look more modern. Give him/her some advice on how to do it.
First of all, organize your ideas. Then look for photos of rooms, colours and fabrics that inspire you. After that take measurements of your room and plan your space. Finally, set a budget.
5. They say that living in the city is better than living in the country. What do you think about it?
I think nowadays most people prefer living in a city area and few enjoy living in the country. Cities offer more educational and working opportunities. There are a lot of places of entertainment in the city, too. But when people become older, the countryside appeals to them more.