You’ll learn vocabulary connected to housing and accommodation in this episode so you can talk about different places where people live.
Voice message from Cristina from Spain
I’m so X
I’m so/very/really/extremely grateful
‘Near’ and ‘close’ have very similar meanings when you talk about distance:
“My friend lives near the sea.”
“My friend lives close to the sea.”
“My sister and I are very close” = We have a good relationship.
“I’ve travelled near and far.”
“A near-death experience.”
“Everyone was standing close together.”
Voice message from Daniel from Switzerland
It’s ‘right up my alley’
What is Chat GPT?
It’s a chatbot launched by OpenAI in November 2022
Watch the YouTube video:
Daniel speaks about how to improve your fluency with podcasting: https://www.inglespodcast.com/437
Places to live and accommodation
Renting a Place to Live: https://www.inglespodcast.com/438
House: detached, semi-detached, terraced (townhouse)
Villa (Italian/Mediterranean), chateau (French), manor house, mansion, castle, palace.
Farmhouse, bungalow, cottage (with a thatched roof), cabin, hut, treehouse
Flat/apartment, a block of flats, and apartment block/building, skyscraper
Penthouse, loft, condo (condominium – doorman, housing fees, maybe a gym or shared laundry room. Usually owned rather than rented)
Duplex: a building that contains two separate units, each with its own entrance.
Bedsit: Bedroom and living room together
Dormitory (dorm): shared bathroom, toilets and eating area
Mobile home (moveable from one plot to another)
Caravan, RV – Recreational Vehicle (US), motorhome (UK), camper van, trailer park
Wigwam, teepee, yurt, house on stilts, cave
Shelter, assisted living, nursing home, retirement home, old people’s home
What would be your ideal home?
Which do you rate more highly in a dwelling: comfort, affordability, ease of maintenance or aesthetics?
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English. Where do you live? Can you describe it to us? Where would you like to live?
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