Housing – maturitní otázka z angličtiny (4)


Otázka: Housing

Jazyk: Angličtina

Přidal(a): ADis14



Houses look different in different countries. In cold countries, there is often a fireplace in the living room with a comfortable armchair next to it for warmth. In southern countries people prefer cool stone floors and no carpets. Homes are different because people’s attitudes and needs differ so much.


Home means a lot of different things to everyone. As I see it, home’s a place where you can return any time you need some help or encouragement and you’re there welcome. In my view it’s a place where we were growing up so we have relation to it. Home isn’t only a building. Our parents made it for us to feel safe, loved and to have nothing to miss. Consequently home is mainly the atmosphere of our relationships.



We know a lot of kinds of housing. Terraced houses are built in a row and are joined one to another to form a street. Two houses joined together by one common wall are called semi-detached house. A detached house stands by itself and is not joined to another house. A bungalow is a one-storey house. A cottage is a small village house.


Housing in the Czech Republic

People in the Czech Republic mostly live in a small house for one family or in ablock of flats. Many people living in town have a cottage in the countryside and they like spending their weekends there. The garden is for Czechs an important place, it is designed for growing vegetable.


Housing in the English-speaking countries

A typical British house is situated in a small garden and has two storeys. It is usually designed for a family of four or five people. There is a hall, a front room, a back room, a kitchen, a pantry and a storage space downstairs. A garage is attached to the house. Upstairs, there is one big bedroom and two smaller ones, a bathroom and lavatory.



I live with my parents in the detached house in small town near the Brno. We have 2 storeys house made of wood and glass with large garden. In the ground floor is a hall, a kitchen , a pantry, a dining room, a living room, a small bathroom, a laundry and garage attached to the house. In the first floor are 3 bedrooms, big bathroom and a clothes room. On the garden we have a small cellar for vegetables.



– cooker with electric oven, microwave oven

– fryer

– fridge, freezer

– dishwasher

– coffeemaker, kettle

– juice extractor

– mixer, blender






Living in a house / a flat

There are some advantages, but also some disadvantages when you live in a house. You have more privacy and more space to live, too but you have more work around the house and also more tidying up in the house. But if you have garden it´s very good for children because they have there enough place to play and also it´s very good if you have some animals. If you live in a flat you have nearly no privacy, and you could have noisy neighbours. But everything is on one floor and this is better for older or disalbled people. You have less space and flat is´t very good place for animals but you have also less tidying up. There are more pluses for house and for flat, too but if I could choose I will decided for house.


Living in the town / in village

If you live in a town you are more anonymous, but in village where everybody knows everybody it could result in gossiping and interfering with your affairs. In town there are more facilities for education, work, culture, sport, shoping and there are also more health centres but also town is more poluted and have heavy traffic and higher criminality. If you live in village you have to commute for scholl, work or other facilitiec but there is peace and is also better for small children, it´s safer and clean nature is very good for relax. If I could choose I would like to live on the outskirts of large city.

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