Different Places to Live:
|apartment||living area within a building||My apartment building is on the fifth floor.|
|block||area between two streets in a city||He lives two blocks from here.|
|apartment block||large apartment building||They live in an apartment block on 56th street.|
|block of flats (British English)||apartment building||We live in that block of flats over there.|
|bungalow||small one story house||We rented a bungalow on the beach for our last summer vacation.|
|cottage||small house||They bought a quaint cottage in the English countryside.|
|flat (British English)||apartment||Jeffrey bought a marvelous little flat in the center of London|
|floor on the ground / first / top floor||story or level of a building||They have a marvelous view from their apartment on the top floor.|
|house||residential building||We’ve finally bought a new house for our family.|
|detached house (British English)||separate residential building||After twenty years, we were finally able to afford an detached house all our own.|
|semi-detached house (British English)||residence with two homes||Many people live in a semi-detached house in the suburbs and commute to work by train from the suburbs.|
|terraced house||a home on two levels||They build a terraced house on the hill.|
|story – ten / multi-story building (British English – storey)||floor or level of a building||They live in a fifteen story building.|
|duplex (American English)||residence with two homes||Many people live in a semi-detached house in the suburbs and commute to work by train from the suburbs.|
1.the city /an urban area 2. the suburbs 3. a small town /a village 4. the country/a rural area
5. condominium /condo 6. townhouse 7. mobile home
8. college dormitory/dorm 9. farm 10. ranch
11. senior housing 12. nursing home 13. shelter
co-op:an apartment building owned by residents
duplex:a house divided into two homes
two-story house:a house with two floors
Think about it. Discuss.
1. What’s good and bad about these places to live?
2. How are small towns differentfrom cities?
3. How do shelters help people in need?