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SHARING LIVING ACCOMMODATION - 1

V. Ryan 2007 - 2010

 

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Some people enjoy living on their own. For instance, they find it difficult to mix or simply like the isolation. Many people find being alone difficult. From the words/phrases below underline four that would describe the way you would feel about living in a flat by yourself. Use your own words if you prefer. You should select four words/phrases.

ISOLATED - IN CHARGE - HELPLESS - ALONE - POWERFUL - ADULT - AFRAID - SECURE - RESPONSIBLE - STRONG WILLED - WITHOUT FRIENDS - BORING - PRIVACY - DO NOT WANT TO SHARE
   
OWN WORDS / PHRASES:
 
   
For each of the words / phrases explain why you chose them.
   
PHRASE 1:
EXPLANATION:
 
 
 
   
PHRASE 2:
EXPLANATION:
 
 
 
 
PHRASE 3:
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If you decided to share a flat with friends what difficulties do you think you would have to face? You may find that other people are very untidy, or they drink all the milk from the fridge. They may never do their share of the cleaning or may listen to music late into the night when you are trying to sleep. Describe possible problems below.

 

Explain whether you would be a good flatmate or a flatmate nobody would like to share with.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

The people seen below have just moved into your area and are advertising for a flatmate. They live in a large flat in a wealthy area. They intend to charge rent that is well within your budget. No other flats are available in the area and you need accommodation quickly.

   
   

Write a paragraph explaining why you are the best person to share the flat . The key words / phrases below may help you construct your paragraph.

 

DEAR FUTURE FLATMATES:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

Do you think the people seen above are likely to be happy sharing a flat together ? YES or NO. Explain your answer.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

What facilities would you like to see in your first flat ? eg. your own bedroom, TV etc....

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
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