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V. Ryan 2007 - 2010

 

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Young people eventually leave home and move into a flat or alternative accommodation. At some point in the near future it is likely that you will leave home to start life as an independent person.
All the terms below refer to types of accommodation. Explain what each one means.

   
FLAT:
 
   
BEDSIT:
 
 
SHARED HOUSE:
 
 
LODGINGS:
 
 
HALLS OF RESIDENCE:
 
 
HOSTEL:
 
 
SEMI-DETACHED HOUSE::
 
 
DETACHED HOUSE:
 
 
TERRACED HOUSE:
 
 
What type of accommodation is your preferred choice? Explain your answer.
 
 
 
 
List amenities would you like near your future home. For example, a supermarket.
 
 
 
   
 
 

Imagine that you are to move into a flat with one other person. The flat is on the second floor and has two bedrooms, a WC and a kitchen/lounge. Carefully draw where you would position the furniture and fittings that you think you need. A number of sample pieces of furniture are shown below. Label the furniture in your flat and include the estimated price alongside each one.

   

 
What is the total cost of furnishing the flat?
 
 
What weekly wage would you need to enable you to pay for this flat and its furniture / fittings?
 
 
 
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