Housing – maturitní otázka (2)



Otázka: Housing

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): Zuzu



I live with my mother and my brother in a terraced house. Our house is situated in the outskirts of a small town Strážnice.

Our house has two floors. The house has a gabled roof with a lightning conductor, a TV aerial and a satellite dish. At the edge of the roof there are eaves. On the ground floor behind the house there is a big garden with a green lawn and a terrace with a small table, chairs and a sunshade. The house has two entrances – front and back. In the basement there are a cellar, small workshop and garage. In front of the house there is a front garden with flowers.

When you come into the house you enter through a small hall with a coat stand, a shoerack, a bucket for umbrellas and a mirror. In the corner, there is the staircase to the first floor. In hall are door leading to the toilet and door leading to the living room.

The living room is a place where my family spends a lot of time together. It is largest room of our house. Here we can either watch TV or listen to music or visit with guest, sitting a sofa or in armchairs. Between them we have a coffee table with a vase and a lamp. There are always some flowers in the vase. In the corner there is also a small table with a computer and next to the window there is a large bookcase because my mother loves books. Near it stands our stereo. Walls are painted in light yellow, so the room looks sunny. And they are decorated with many pictures and photographs. The whole floor is covered with a brown carpet.

Next to the living room there is a kitchen. The kitchen is our mother’s kingdom. She cooks and prepares various delicious meals there. Our kitchen is well equipped with a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, electric oven, microwave and gas-stove. Then there is a cupboard, food store and a sink. In the corner there is a square table with four chairs. The dining room is separated from the kitchen by a bar counter.

Upstairs there are my room, my brother’s room, the bedroom, the bathroom and the toilet.

In the bathroom, there are two washbasin, a big mirror with lamps on the wall, a shower, a corner bath, a washing machine and shelves.

Next to the bathroom there is bedroom of parents. It is very small. There is only a large twin bed and two wardrobes.

Next to the bedroom you can find my brother’s room and across the hall is my room. The rooms are similar, except for the mess in my brother’s room, so I will only describe my room.

Although it is the smallest room in the house I am happy with my room. There is a skylight on the right under which sits my computer table and chair. On the left, I have my bed and a wardrobe. Across from the door, I have bookshelves and TV. On the walls I have pictures and posters.

I like our house because it is my home. But in the  future I would like to have my own flat or house. In the beginning a small flat will be good enough, maybe somewhere in the centre of the city. But later when I establish a family, I would like to have a nice house with a large garden in the country or the suburbs.

Both living in the town and in the country has its advantages and disadvantages. When you live in the town, you are close to various shops, theatres, cinemas and restaurants and also to doctors. It is very comfortable. On the other hand there always many people, cars, noise and polluted air. And there is also a greater risk of crime. In general, living in the centre of town is better for people with no children.

Living in the country is much calmer. There is fresh air and nature. Children can play in the garden or ride bicycles. But it can be difficult to get to the nearest city with transport. It can by more complicated to get to shops, to the cinema, to the doctor or to get children to school. Families usually need at least one car. Sometimes it is also difficult to find a job there.

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