Culture: Homes in Great Britain FLATS In the centre of big cities there are many high buildings called blocks of flats. A flat is a set of rooms in a building, all on one floor, including a kitchen and a bathroom. Flats are popular with young couples and students. Glossary: Building= edificio Block of flats = condominio Flat = appartamento Set = insieme TERRACED HOUSES Terraced houses are also popular with young people. They are small houses that are joined together in long lines. They are on two floors with two or three rooms downstairs and bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Terraced houses have usually got front and back gardens. Glossary: Terraced house = casa a schiera Joined = unito DETACHED HOUSES A detached house is a large house. It is not joined to other houses, only one family lives in it. Detached houses typically have got two floors, upstairs and downstairs, and a garden all around. The kitchen, the dining room, and the living room are downstairs. The bedrooms and the bathrooms are upstairs. They are usually in the suburbs of cities. Glossary: Detached house = casa indipendente Suburb = periferia SEMI - DETACHED HOUSES Two houses joined together on one side are called semi-detached houses. Each house has got a separate front door. They are usually in the suburbs of cities. Glossary: Semi-detached house = bifamiliare Front door = porta d’ingresso COTTAGES A cottage is a small house with a garden. You usually find cottages in the country, where there is peace and quiet! Glossary: Cottage = casetta, villetta Country = campagna BUNGALOWS A bungalow is generally a house on one floor without any upstairs rooms. It’s usually got a garden around it. Glossary: Bungalow = casetta ad un piano DID YOU KNOW? Inside the majority of British houses and flats there are carpets on the floor, except in the kitchen and the bathroom, and there are curtains on the windows, but not shutters. Glossary: Carpet = moquette Shutter = persiana WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HOUSE AND HOME? We use the noun house to refer to a building. For example: Tom’s house is beautiful. We use home in a more personal and emotional way to refer to where someone lives. THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION!