Housing and household pdtu
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A house that is not joined to any other house, usually it has a garden and rooms upstairs and downstairs.
A house that is joined to another house on one side by a shared wall. It has a front and a back garden, too.
A row of similar houses joined together by their side walls.They were built in the 19th century for working class families, but now they are very popular dwellings in Britain.
A one-storey house, sometimes with an attic. It is located in the countryside and popular with elderly people as they don't have to climb stairs.
A small simple house in a rural area often with a thatched roof and whitewashed stone walls. It can be the dwelling of a peasant or a holiday home.
An apartment or suite which is a luxurious flat or set of rooms at the top of a tall building. It has a panoramic view of the city.
A large, imposing house; stately residence of wealthy people filled with magnificent antiques and it has an impressive garden.
A large number of blocks of flats built close together and often with its own shops and other amenities like a post office, a playground or a medical centre.
The expences you need to pay to keep a building in good condition by regularly checking it and repairing it when necessary.
Paying for services like gas and electricity, garbage collection, water etc.
Glass on a window or door in two separate sheets with a space between them, used to keep noise out and heat in.
A thick layer of a substance that keeps something warm, especially a building.
Air or water is heated in one place and travels round a building through pipes and radiators.
A pair of doors made mostly of glass, usually opening onto a garden or balcony.
A very small room where food is kept mainly canned food or vegetables. A larder.
A room in a house where washing machines, freezers and other household gadgets are kept.
An open area with a floor and a roof that is attached to the side of a house at ground level.
A flat paved area near a house, where people sit outside.
The largest bedroom in a house or apartment, often with its own bathroom
A space or room just below the roof of a house, often used for storing things.
A room in the attick which has been converted into a room.
An area in a building that is under the level of the ground. The cellar can be found here used for storing things.
An entrance covered by a roof outside the front door of a house.
All the pieces of furniture and lamps, decorative objects, rugs, wall coverings and fabrics.
A window in the roof of a building.
A bedroom in your house for the guests.
Labour saving machines like a washing machine, a dishwasher, a fridge, a microwave that make the household chores easier.
A fan used in kitchens to remove stale air or fumes, unpleasant smells while cooking.
The sheets and pillowcases for a bed.
Someone who is good at doing the odd repairs and practical jobs in the house like mending the fence or changing a light bulb.
Doing the cooking, shopping, cleaning the house, ironing, doing the washing up, hoovering the carpets, etc .
A machine that uses hot air to dry clothes after they have been washed
A machine for grinding coffee beans.
A kind of coffeepot in which boiling water is forced up through a tube to make coffee.
A pair of wooden covers on the outside of a window that can be closed to keep light out or prevent thieves from coming in
A type of window covering made of long flat bars of plastic, wood, or metal that are fastened together and can be moved to change the amount of light that comes through the window.
A shelf fixed along the bottom of a window which is suitable for keeping pots of plants.
A small container for holding paper, cans etc that are not wanted.
A cloth bag filled with soft material that you put on a chair or a sofa to make it more comfortable.
A cushion which you rest your head on when you are in bed.
The paved area or road between your house and the street where you can drive into your house.
a large basket that you put dirty clothes in until you wash them.
A pipe that carries rainwater away from the roof of a building.
Floor boards that cover the floor in the bedroom or living room.
All the services around your house: shops, cinemas, parks, leisure centres, swimming pools, restaurants etc.
It reuses existing materials that are friendly to the environment and renewable energy sources like solar panels and energy efficient light bulbs.
Very high blocks of flats on a housing estate in an urban area.
do maintenance work
Fixing the roof, painting the walls, replacing the wallpapers to keep the house in a good condition.
When a house is in a bad state of repair, it needs to be renovated.
It's in the countryside with cottages and detached houses.
It is a place which can provide accommodation for only a short period of time.
A place where you want to live with your family for a longer period of time.
take out mortgage
You take out a bank loan in order to buy a house, then you have to pay it back in monthly installments.