Houses and homes

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detached house
A house that is not connected to any other building
bungalow
a house that usually has only one storey (= level), sometimes with a smaller upper storey set in the roof and windows that come out from the roof:
farm house
the main house on a farm where the farmer lives
houseboat
a boat that people use as their home, often kept in one place on a river or canal
mansion
a very large, expensive house
mobile home
a type of building that people live in, usually staying in one place, but able to be moved using a vehicle or sometimes its own engine
semi-detached house
A house that has one wall that is joined to another house.
terraced house
one of a row of houses that are joined together
thatched cottage
A building has a roof that is made of straw (= dried grass-like stems).
conservatory
a room attached to a house that has windows all around it and a glass roof
cellar
a room under the floor of a building
basement
a room or set of rooms that is below ground level in a building
drive
the area of ground that you drive on to get from your house to the road
extension
a new room or rooms that are added to a building
hedge
a row of bushes growing close together, often used to divide land into separate areas
landing
an area of floor that joins two sets of stairs or that leads from the top of a set of stairs to rooms
lawn
an area of grass, especially near to a house or in a park, that is cut regularly to keep it short
patio
an area outside a house with a solid floor but no roof, used in good weather for relaxing, eating, etc.:
pond
an area of water smaller than a lake, often artificially made
porch
a covered structure in front of the entrance to a building
shutters
a wooden cover on the outside of a window that prevents light or heat from going into a room or heat from leaving it:
-a metal covering that protects the windows and entrance of a shop from thieves when it is closed
sliding doors
doors which slide together rather than swinging on hinges.

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