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==Houses==
 
==Houses==
*Is it better to live in the city or the country?
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*Think of four advantages of living in a town as opposed to living in the country.
*What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a house or an apartment?
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*Think of four advantages of living in the country as opposed to living in a town.
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*What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a house or a flat?
 
*How many different homes have you lived in?  Which did you prefer?
 
*How many different homes have you lived in?  Which did you prefer?
 
*Would there be more houses available if everybody only had one house?
 
*Would there be more houses available if everybody only had one house?
*What do you think about people keeping big dogs in apartments?
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*What do you think about people keeping big dogs in flats?
*Which would you rather spend your money on - a wonderful house or a wonderful vacation?
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*Which would you rather spend your money on - a wonderful house or wonderful holidays?
 
*Do you think that old buildings are more beautiful than new ones?  Why?
 
*Do you think that old buildings are more beautiful than new ones?  Why?
 
*What city’s architecture has impressed you the most?
 
*What city’s architecture has impressed you the most?
 
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*What is your relationship with your neighbours?
  
 
===Getting a house===
 
===Getting a house===
*Which do you think is better: renting a house or buying one?  Why?
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*Which do you think is best: renting a house or buying one?  Why?
*What factors do you think are the most important to consider when buying a house?
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*Which of these factors would you consider to be the most important when buying a new house.  Put them in order of importance: Number of bedrooms, Location, Nice Views, Sunny, Age, Near to public transport, Condition, Garden,  Central heating, Size of living room, Separate dining room, Price.
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*Which of the following is the best to buy and why? A second hand house. A new house. A house which hasn’t been built yet.
 
*If you could have a house anywhere in the world, where would it be?
 
*If you could have a house anywhere in the world, where would it be?
 
*Have you, your friends or your parents ever bought a house?  What was the experience like?
 
*Have you, your friends or your parents ever bought a house?  What was the experience like?
*Have you ever moved?  Describe the experience.
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*Have you ever moved house?  Describe the experience.
  
 
===House improvements===
 
===House improvements===
 
*Houses use a lot of energy. What things could be done to make houses more energy efficient?
 
*Houses use a lot of energy. What things could be done to make houses more energy efficient?
 
*Burglary is always a worry for home owners. What kinds of things can be done to make houses more secure?
 
*Burglary is always a worry for home owners. What kinds of things can be done to make houses more secure?
 
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*Do you normally try to make improvements to your home with your own hands or do you usually pay professionals? What are the advantages and disadvantages in each case?
 
*Does your home have a garden? What is your opinion of gardening?
 
*Does your home have a garden? What is your opinion of gardening?
  

Revision as of 18:51, 26 January 2016

Houses

  • Think of four advantages of living in a town as opposed to living in the country.
  • Think of four advantages of living in the country as opposed to living in a town.
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in a house or a flat?
  • How many different homes have you lived in? Which did you prefer?
  • Would there be more houses available if everybody only had one house?
  • What do you think about people keeping big dogs in flats?
  • Which would you rather spend your money on - a wonderful house or wonderful holidays?
  • Do you think that old buildings are more beautiful than new ones? Why?
  • What city’s architecture has impressed you the most?
  • What is your relationship with your neighbours?

Getting a house

  • Which do you think is best: renting a house or buying one? Why?
  • Which of these factors would you consider to be the most important when buying a new house. Put them in order of importance: Number of bedrooms, Location, Nice Views, Sunny, Age, Near to public transport, Condition, Garden, Central heating, Size of living room, Separate dining room, Price.
  • Which of the following is the best to buy and why? A second hand house. A new house. A house which hasn’t been built yet.
  • If you could have a house anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • Have you, your friends or your parents ever bought a house? What was the experience like?
  • Have you ever moved house? Describe the experience.

House improvements

  • Houses use a lot of energy. What things could be done to make houses more energy efficient?
  • Burglary is always a worry for home owners. What kinds of things can be done to make houses more secure?
  • Do you normally try to make improvements to your home with your own hands or do you usually pay professionals? What are the advantages and disadvantages in each case?
  • Does your home have a garden? What is your opinion of gardening?

Local area

  • What is the most exclusive area in your city? What is good about it?
  • Which local buildings would you recommend that tourists visit?
  • Describe a building you dislike. Why do you dislike it?
  • What is your general feeling about the architecture in your local area?

See also