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3.20 Look at the plan of a flat and decide how you would arrange it. Imagine that you discuss it with someone of your family. Make use of the phrases below.

Let’s (put, place, hang) …  in the middle

What about putting ...  in the far end of the room

What do you think of putting ... in the right-hand corner by ...

I think we should (put, place) … in the left-hand corner at …

Shall we (put, place, hang) … to the right of …

Perhaps the best thing would be (to put, place, hang) …to the left of …

Everybody puts ... beside …

Well, couldn't we (put, place, hang) ... near …

Why don't we (put, place, hang) ...  (just) opposite …

Давай (поставим, поместим, повесим) ...

посередине …

Как насчет того, чтобы поставить … в дальний конец комнаты

Как ты думаешь, не поставить ли нам … в правом углу у …

Я думаю, нам следует (поставить, поместить, повесить) … в левом углу у …

Не (поставить, поместить, повесить) ли нам … справа от …

Наверное, лучше всего было бы (поставить, поместить, повесить) … слева от …

Все ставят … рядом с …

Что ж, не могли бы мы (поставить,поместить, повесить) … около …

Почему бы нам не (поставить, поместить, повесить) … (прямо) напротив …

3.21 Identify the rooms in the pictures and say what you can see in these rooms and where these items are situated using the following prepositions.

  1. in front of

  2. next to

  3. behind

  4. opposite

  5. on

  6. between

  7. above

  8. in the middle of

3.22 Find an extra word in each line.

It is difficult to generalize about how British people use of the various rooms (1) _________

in their houses. The only safe generalization is that, what in a house with two floors, (2) ______

the rooms on upstairs are the ones used as bedrooms. The toilet (often separate) (3) _________

and bathroom are also usually on upstairs. The living room(s) and kitchen are (4) ___________

on downstairs. The latter is usually small, but those who can afford the space often (5) _______

like to have a ‘farmhouse kitchen’, a big enough for the family to eat in. (6) _______________

Class divisions are sometimes involved in the names used for a rooms. (7) ______________

With living rooms, on for example, the terms ‘sitting room’ and ‘drawing room’ (8) _________

are regarded as upper-middle class, while how ‘lounge’ is regarded as lower class. (9) ________

‘Front room’ and but ‘back room’ are also sometimes looked down on. (10) _______________

3.23 Answer the questions.

1. Can you describe each room of your house? 2. What does the outside of your house look like? 3. Do you like the place where you are living? Why or why not? 4. What is your favorite room in your house? Why? 5. How many rooms are there in your house? 6. What do you like about your home? What don’t you like? 7. Which room do you spend the least time in? 8. Who are your neighbors? Do you get along well with your neighbors? 9. Make a list of the 10 most important things you would look for when choosing a house to live in. 10. Do you live in a house or an apartment (flat)? 11. What type of house is it? 11. Do you like being at home alone? 12. What comes to your mind when you hear the word ‘home’? 13. Are you a stay-at-home person or a going-out person? 14. Do you do homework and housework? 15. Is there anything you hate about your home? 16. Are you jealous of other people’s homes? 17. Would you like to design your own house? 18. What type of house would you like to live in?

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