talk about where you live

English Speaking lesson 3: Let’s Talk about where you live

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Do you want to talk about where you live? Well, A lot of people can speak English, but they do not have enough words used to talk about what they want to say. For example, when students in my country are asked to describe where they live, they often have problems to make it clear enough. And what about you? do you have problems of vocabulary when you talk about where you live?

In this lesson, we are going to help you learn how to talk about where you live, and we also provide you many common words or vocabulary and structures used to describe your room or your house that you live in.

Learn how to talk about where you live

Let’s say if you have to think of words you have to use for describing your house or flat. How many words that you can write down.
Below we are going to provide you many common words that help you describe where you live.

talk about where you live

Types of houses

There are many different types of houses or buildings people from around the world live in. Some live in big, tall modern buildings. Others may sleep in a home with wheels under it. In this part of the lesson, we are going to learn words about the types of houses in English. These types of houses are common in many countries in the world.

What types of house do you live in at the time?
Let’s learn some common types of houses and/or buildings in English.

  • A flat (noun) /flæt/ or an apartment: a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a building.
    He lives in a flat in Los Angeles.
    They’re renting a furnished flat on the third floor.
  • A flat building: a large building with flats on each floor.
  • A detached house: A detached house is not connected to any other building
  • A semi-detached house: A house that is semi-detached is one that is joined to another similar house on only one side.
  • A single-family house: A Single Family House is a house designed for one family to occupy the home.
  • A duplex/ two-family house: A duplex house plan has two living units attached to each other, either next to each other as townhouses or above each other like apartments.
  • A farmhouse: A farmhouse is a type of a house, which serves a residential purpose in an agricultural setting. It is surrounded by a farm or a well-landscaped garden.
  • A hut: A hut is a small house with only one or two rooms, especially one which is made of wood, mud, grass, or stones.
  • A barn: a barn is a building separate from the main house, traditionally used for storing farm animals, equipment, or grain.
  • A log cabin: a small house made from tree trunks. A log house, or log building, is a structure built with horizontal logs interlocked at the corners by notching.
  • A nursing home: a place where very old people who are ill-life and receive medical treatment and care.
  • A dorm (dormitory): A dorm — short for dormitory — is a place where college or university students live. You’ll find a lot of bunk beds in most dorms.
  • A houseboat: a small building at the side of a river or lake, in which boats are kept.
  • A caravan: a wheeled vehicle for living or travelling in, especially for holidays, that contains beds and cooking equipment and can be pulled by a car.
  • A tent: a shelter made of canvas or similar material and supported by poles and ropes, that you can fold up and carry with you.
  • A bungalow: a house that usually has only one story (= level), sometimes with a smaller upper story set in the roof and windows that come out from the roof.
  • A castle: a large strong building, built in the past by a ruler or important person to protect the people inside from attack.
  • A cottage: a cottage is a small, single-story house on a farm or in the country, or on a resort and used as a vacation rental.
  • A villa: A villa is a type of house that was originally an ancient Roman upper-class country house.
  • A townhouse: a townhouse is generally defined as a single-family residence with at least two floors and a shared wall with another house.
You can also learn:   English Speaking lesson 2: Describe your family

Parts and Rooms of the house

  • Living room
  • Bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Bathroom
  • Storage
  • Garage
  • Attic
  • Laundry (room)
  • Basement
  • Chimney
  • Balcony

Adjectives used to talk about where you live

There are so many adjectives you use to describe your house. Let’s learn what you need to talk about where you live now.

  • Big
  • Beautiful
  • Comfortable
  • Cosy
  • Huge
  • Small
  • Homely
  • Bright
  • Convenient
  • Dinggy
  • Shabby
  • Spacious
  • Private
  • Cramped

Sample Talks Describing where you live

Common questions asking and talking about where you live:

  1. Do you live in a house or a flat?
  2. What kind of house do you live in?
  3. Where do you live?
  4. Do you live with your family?
  5. Tell me about where you live.
  6. What kind of house are you under now?
  7. Can you describe where you live?
  8. Could you please talk about where you live at the moment?

These are sample talks for you learn how to describe where you live. Let’s use them to talk about or describe where you live.

  • I live in an apartment. It’s very dark and a little cramped. However, it’s in a safe neighborhood and it’s very private. I like it so far.
  • Can you I tell you where I live? Sure. I live with my parents at the time. We live in a single family house not far from town. It’s very big. There are 5 bedrooms; one is mine, one is for my mother and father. The other 3 are not in use. We use them for visitors. We have a garden with lots of flowers. My mother loves growing flowers and vegetables.

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You can also learn:   English Speaking lesson 1: Talking about you

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