Places to Live

This lesson will help you define studio, flat, cottage, detached house, terraced house, semi-detached house, kennel, bungalow, mansion and penthouse.

(a) studio  noun  a small flat that has only one main room

  • My first flat was a studio – only 12 square metres.

(a) flat  noun  some rooms for living in that are part of a larger building and are usually all on one floor

  • My next flat was bigger and on the second floor.

(a) cottage  noun  a small house in the countryside

  • Then I moved to a small cottage with a lovely garden.

(a) detached house  noun  a house that is not joined to another house

  • After that I bought a detached house with a bigger garden.

(a) terraced house  noun  a row of similar houses joined together on both sides

  • Now I live in a terraced house. Fortunately, I have quiet neighbours.

(a) semi-detached house  noun  a house joined to another house on one side

  • If you live in a semi-detached house you hope for good neighbours.

(a) kennel  noun  a small house for a dog

  • They share a lovely wooden kennel.

(a) bungalow  noun  a low house that is all on one level

  • For sale: one bungalow with four bedrooms, a pond and 12 ducks.

(a) mansion  noun  a very large, expensive house

  • They live in the white mansion on the hill.

(a) penthouse  noun  a large, expensive flat at the top of a tall building

  • His penthouse has a fantastic view over the city.

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