HOUSING (Lucia Hudecová, 4.D)
Typical american house has two floors. Upstairs are bedrooms and one bathroom. Parrents share the master bedroom witch may have its own bathroom attached. Children often have their own bedrooms. Extra rooms: studyroom, playroom or guest bedrooms. Downstairs are kitchen, living room and dining room, bathroom or halfbath. Many houses have a porch, where people sit, when the weather is hot. Bedrooms are usually considered the private space of people who sleep in them. Children are allowed great deal of freedom in their bedrooms. Parrents usually knock before entering. Children are given the responsibility of cleaning their rooms and the right to decide when its necessary. This often leads to disagreement between parrents and children. American children are from an early age encouraged to decide what they want to do, eat or wear and their parrents try to respect their opinions.
Houses in Britain often seem small for the number of people living in them. Some people cannot afford to move to a larger house. In many families with more than two children some of the children have to share a bedroom. They get own room when an older brother or sister leaves home. Very often all the family shares one bathroom. In many houses there is only one living room, a kitchen with a dining area. Some houses have two small living rooms. Children often play and do their homeworks in their bedrooms. To overcome a problem of lack of space, some people make a new bedroom in the roof space or add extra room downstairs. In warm weather people like sit outside in the garden.
We have big house in Zvolen. It is detached house. It means that it isn´t attached to any other houses. Upstairs rooms are now in reconstruction, so we don´t use them yet. Downstairs is bathroom, bedroom of parrents, big kitchen and sister´s room. Behind the house is big garden with fruit trees. I like spending my free time sitting here, beause I can relax there. I live in a flat in Brezno with my classmate. I like my room. In my room I have bed, a desk, some cupboards. On the walls are posters. On the shelf I have a radio.
Living in a city has both advantages and disadvantages. On the plus side it is often easier to find a work. You´ll probably earn more money than in the country and you have better profesional perspectives. Another point is that it´s easier to have more jobs or work in the evening if you are short of money. There is usually a choice of public transport so you don´t need to own a car. There are a lot of places to see. For example visit museum, go to theatre and to concerts, eat in good restaurants with meals all over the world. Moreover there are opera houses, galleries, banks, cinemas, universities, schools, churches. You can watch sporting events at the big stadiums. Sometimes you can meet famous people face to face. All in all, city life is full of variety and you never feel bored. However, for every plus there is a minus. Living ina city is often very expecive. It is dificult to find good and cheap accomodation. What is more, public transport can be sometimes very crowded. Last of all, despite all the crowds, it is still possible to feel very lonely ina city. In conclusion I think, than living in a city has more advantages than disadvantages. In my future I would like to live in a big city. Its particulary appealing to young people, who like exitement and don´t mind the noise.