UNIT 4, 4A Vocabulary, Describing houses and homes, page 42-43
a attic, balcony, basement, cellar, conservatory, extension, hall, landing, porch, shutters, sliding doors, stairs
b drive, fence, flowerbed, garage, gate, hedge, lawn, path, patio, pond, swimming pool
parts of a house chimney, fireplace, gutter, loft, spare room, study, roof, roof terrace, utility room, veranda, windowsill
parts of a garden bicycle shed, garden wall, flower bed, gazebo, pergola, railings
1 attic: It is at the top of the house; the cellar and basement are below the house.
2 bungalow: This has only a single storey. / mansion: This is larger and more impressive than a detached house or bungalow.
3 porch: The lawn and path are part of the garden.
4 detached house: It is not joined to another house.
5 gate: It is not a border; it’s an entrance and it opens.
6 villa: It is not moveable. / houseboat: It is on the water.
7 patio: It does not contain water.
8 houseboat: It is a home on the water.
front gate, hall, living room, kitchen, back garden, (back) fence, main bedroom
6 conveniently located
8 spacious, substantial
1 conveniently located
2 popular area
4 tiny; spacious; cramped
7 beautifully restored
Speaker 1: a houseboat;
Speaker 2: a block of flats;
Speaker 3: an old farmhouse;
Speaker 4: a terraced house
1 a some
2 a some
UNIT 4, 4B Grammar, Comparison, page 44
The people are looking at property to rent.
They are discussing which would be the best for them.
4 further / farther
5 more spacious
a Adjectives with one syllable form the comparative with the ending -er. Adjectives with two syllables that end in -y drop the -y and add -ier. Longer adjectives form the comparative with more.
b Adjectives with one syllable form the superlative with the and the ending -est. Adjectives with two syllables that end in -y drop the -y and add -iest. Longer adjectives form the superlative with the most.
a the best we’ve seen
b less expensive than it seems
c higher and higher
d The more we spend on rent, the less we’ll have for other things.
e more easily
f the least expensive; the least space
g the fewest rooms
1 F Flat 1 has got the lowest rent. Flat 3 has got the highest rent.
3 F Flat 3 is the mot comfortable of the three. Flat 2 is the least comfortable.
4 F Flat 2 is furthest from the centre. Flat 3 is nearest to the centre.
5 F You’ll pay the least rent for flat 1. You’ll pay the most rent for flat 3.
6 F Flat 3 is nearer to the station than flats 1 and 2. Flat 1 is further from the station than flats 2 and 3.
8 F Flat 2 has got the most rooms. Flat 1 has got the fewest rooms.
9 F Flat 3 is more comfortable and more spacious than flat 2. Flat 1 is more comfortable but less spacious than flat 2.
1 sell more slowly in December
2 is less spacious than the villa
3 are becoming more (and more) expensive
4 older the flat gets, the more dilapidated it becomes
5 was cheaper than I expected
6 the cosiest living room I’ve ever seen