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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #127124: Vocabulary: housing
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    Vocabulary: housing


    Finding accommodation has always been a problem. It's the main action creating a household. 

     

     

     

     

    You can either buy your lodging, or rent it, depending on circumstances and on the money you have.

    Here is the vocabulary that may be useful to you... 

     

     

                

                  ... on the premises...                      To accommodate

     

     To live in London 
     He lives at number 10 
     His main/ second home 
     To reside/ a resident 
     The premises
     Accommodation

     To accommodate sb

     To put sb up/ to house

     The householder/ the occupier                                                                                                    
     A dwelling
     A shelter

     

           

                 A house for sale...                       A removal lorry

     A house for sale (to be sold)

     Property/ real estate

     An estate agent (GB) / A realtor (US)                                                                                                 

     A property developer                                            
     The managing agent                    
     To settle in Paris
     To move in a new flat/ to move  
      A removal 

     

    - A house of one's own

    - To own one's own house

    - An owner-occupier

    - To let a house: when you're an owner, you let your flat to a tenant. 

    - To rent a house from sb: the tenant pays the rent to the owner and rents the flat.. 

     

     

     

     The owner                                                         
     My landlord/ landlady 
     To sublet sth to sb
     The rent
     A receipt
     A tenant 
     To share a flat
     A flatmate (GB)/ a roommate (US)                                                                                   
     A lease
     To renew a lease 
     A guarantee/ a deposit 
     To give somebody notice

    - The owner lets a flat and receives the rent.

    - The tenant rents a flat (and pays the rent) to the owner. 

    - To give a three months' notice

         

     

     A boarding house 
     To board with sb                                                                                                                       
     A paying guest 
     Eviction 
     To evict sb
     To rehouse sb

    - board and lodging (room and food)

    - half board: room + breakfast and one more meal.// full board: room and meals.

    - the people next door

     The caretaker/ the porter: GB
     The janitor/ the manager: US
     A neighbour/ the neighbourhood                                                                                              
     Housing problems 
     The homeless
     A slum 
     A shanty town 
     Squalid

    - To sleep rough

    - A doss house GB/ a flophouse US

    - Unfit for human habitation

     

       

     

    Let's hope you have a "sweet home" to shelter and welcome you!

    Then, the test will be no problem! Go for it! 

     



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    A. 'Our house will be three months before we leave to work abroad.'

    B. 'We値l in Chicago next month and will start working there in January.'

    C. Our will take place next week. The lorry will arrive at 7 o団lock sharp.

    D. 'Our never forgets to regularly on the first days of each month.'

    E. Paula has decided to with two other students. She値l have to get used to her and respect the common rules.

    F. 'For this price, you値l be given No need for you to go shopping and to cook!'

    G. There are so many in this area that they have decided to build a lot of new houses for newcomers.

    H. This is safe and quiet. People live here happily and peacefully.










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