Lesson 16 - Home - test - Speaking (part3)


Exercise 1

Compare the pictures

1) What it might be like to live in homes like these? Which of these homes would you prefer to live in? Make a list of the 10 most important things you would look for when choosing a house to live in.
2) Compare the pictures. What do you prefer more, bathtub or shower?
3) Compare the pictures. What is your favorite place at home?

Exercise 2

1 minute talk

• How well do you know the people who live next door to you?
• What kind of problem do people sometimes have with their neighbours?
• How do you think neighbours can help each other?
• What things in your home couldn't you live without?
• What makes 'a house' into 'a home'?

Exercise 3

You have to talk about the topic for 1 or 2 minutes. You have one minute to think about what you are going to say.

Talk about a house or an apartment you would like to live in
You should say:
• What it would look like
• How big it would be
• Where it would be located
And explain why you would like to live there

Exercise 4

Agree or disagree

1. Working at home is better than working in an office
2. Living in a small apartment is more comfortable than in a big one
3. It’s better to rent a house than to buy it
4. Living in the centre of the city is better than living on the outskirts
5. It is a good idea to rent a house with one of your best friends

Exercise 5

You are asked to act out a situation

Buying your first home
You have finally saved enough money to buy a flat but you have no time to search for one, so you go to a real estate agency. Tell the agent (the examiner) what is important to you about the flat regarding its
• location
• size
• arrangement of rooms
• price
The agent starts the conversation.

Exercise 6

• Do you like the place where you are living? Why or why not?
• Which room do you spend the least time in?
• Which room do you spend the most time in?
• If you could change anything about your present home, what would it be?
• What’s the first thing you do when you get home from a trip?
• Is there something you constantly lose at home?
• What do you think houses in the future will be like?
• Have you ever been homesick? Have you changed anything in your house recently? If so, what was that?
• How important is security? How do you make a house secure?