My Ideal House
My Ideal House
My ideal house would be situated in the countryside, well away from any large cities, maybe even away from roads if possible. I don't like living in the city. The air in the city is a problem. The air quality is awful.
A lot of pollution comes from factories and plants. When I come back from the countryside, I immediately smell the pollution of the city. That's why 1 prefer living in the country. I would love to live somewhere near running water or near the sea. Also, it would be nice not to have to rely on the central water system, but to have a well or a spring nearby with fresh drinking water. Maybe this is a bit too much of a luxury to ask for. I like trees very much too. That's why I'd like to live near a forest.
I'm a good swimmer, so I'd like to have a river, a sea or a lake nearby. I'd like to live in a stone farmhouse and to have a good view of the sun going down in the evening. I'm fond of flowers. So I'd like to have a lot of flowerbeds in the garden. And, of course, I dream about keeping a lot of fresh flowers in the house. They make a home feel alive. I would really like it.
Then, I'm learning to play the piano now. That's why I would like to have a piano in my house. I think that my standard is improving very quickly and I seem to be talented at almost any instrument I put my hand to.
I can't imagine living with a lot of animals — a cat, a dog, maybe a horse. If I had time to look after them, we would have chickens for eggs and maybe a goat for milk. I like natural products, and I want my family to eat them.
|countryside — пригород |
quality — качество
awful — ужасный
pollution — загрязнение
to smell — вдыхать, нюхать
running water — jd. водоем с проточной водой
to rely — полагаться, доверять
central heating system — система
well — колодец
spring — ключ, источник,
родник nearby — около
|stone — камень |
go down — заходить (о солнце)
flowerbed — цветочная грядка, клумба
to dream — мечтать
fresh flowers — свежие цветы
alive — живой
standard Is improving very quickly — уровень улучшается очень быстро
to put one's hand to — браться
за что-л., заниматься
chicken — цыпленок
goat — коза
|1. What is the house of your dream? |
2. Can you realize your ideas in future?
3. Where do you prefer to live — in the country or in the city?
4. What are positive aspects of living in the country?
|5. What are negative aspects of living in the country? |
6. What are positive aspects of living in the city?
7. What are negative aspects of living in the city?
8. How can you choose the golden mean?