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Accommodation Part 1-style questions Examiner: Do you live in a house or an apartment? Callum: Actually I live on campus … in a single room in halls of residence … all first-year students are encouraged to do that as they’re close to the university … next year I plan to move into student digs in town … to live on campus : to live on the university or college grounds hall of residence : a college or university building where students live single room : a room for one person student digs : student accommodation Examiner: Tell me about where you live. Julia: I live with my parents in the suburbs of Madrid … we only moved in recently … in fact we had a house-warming party just a few weeks ago … the suburbs : a residential area on the edge of towns or cities to move into : to begin to live in a property house-warming party : a party to celebrate moving into a new home Examiner: What kind of accommodation do most people live in your city? Maria: In the city itself the majority of people live in apartment blocks … that’s what surprised me about England … most people seem to live in terraced houses with lovely back gardens terraced house : a house connected on both sides by other properties apartment block : a large building made up of smaller units of apartments back garden : a garden at the rear of the house Oct 2014 Collected by A&B Source: 1
Part 2-style task Describe a house or an apartment you would like to live in. You should say what kind of accommodation it would be where it would be who would live there with you and say why you would enjoy living in this place. Paolo: I think most people when answering this question would say they’d like to live in a big detached house with spacious rooms … views of the countryside and so on … but actually my ideal home would be a lot different … I’ve always loved the idea of having a mobile home … a really expensive one with all the mod cons … so I could live wherever I wanted or at least have lots of holidays and be able to take all my home comforts with me whenever I travelled … I realise this would have to be a second home as I’d need a base … a permanent address … but the mobile home would be the accommodation I’d find it exciting to live in … I suppose once I settle down and have children I’ll want to get on the property ladder … I’ll be like everyone else … saving up to put down a deposit on a house or an apartment … I don’t think my family would want to live in a mobile home … but I like to think I’ll still keep that dream home in mind … ideal home : a perfect home spacious room : a large room dream home : a home you regard as perfect mobile home : a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine permanent address : a fixed address to get on the property ladder : to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life home comforts : things that make a home feel comfortable to live in to put down a deposit : to pay an amount of money as the first in a series of future payments (all the) mod cons : technology at home that makes jobs easier such as a washing machine, dishwasher etc.

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