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.
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places to live

1.the city /an urban area       2. the suburbs       3. a small town /a village       4. the country/a rural area

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5. condominium /condo                   6. townhouse                                  7. mobile home

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8. college dormitory/dorm              9. farm                                            10. ranch

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11. senior housing                               12. nursing home                          13.  shelter

More vocabulary
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?