People Live In
"Here are the principal definitions of each word with an
example sentence using the target word in context."
- with QUIZZES
"The words... are the most important words used when talking
about different places and areas such as shops, towns and the countryside.
At the end of each group of words you will find a link to a page
which has further Example Sentences and Definitions concerning
that word group. Another link leads to the list with a pronunciation
RealPlayer file for the correct pronunciation (standard North American
accent) of the words."
America’s Most Expensive Home Is $250 Million - Text + Audio + Pictures - 7 February 2017
"America’s most expensive home is for sale in Los Angeles, California, for $250 million.
The new 12,000-square-meter home sits on a hill in the city’s Bel Air neighborhood.
It has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a 25-meter swimming pool, 40-seat movie theater, spa and bowling alley."
- The abandoned mansions of millionaires
"While most of Shekhawati’s havelis have crumbled and remain abandoned, a small window into the world of these painted mansions is being preserved."
The fun, radical ways owners are saving their country homes
"From glamping and LGBTQ events to whisky making and heavy metal festivals, meet the estate-owners-turned-entrepreneurs
who are getting creative when it comes to turning a profit."
800 years-old Kelburn Castle, near Fairlie, North Ayrshire, is home
of the unique and internationally renowned Castle Graffiti Project
Floating homes: a solution to flooding, crowded cities and unaffordable housing - with pictures - 29 October 2016
"Architects from Amsterdam to Lagos are building on water to try to tackle the twin urban pressures of population density and climate change."
Living in a Shipping Container - Text + Audio + Video - 13 September 2015
"In some parts of the United States, housing is so costly that people are now living in shipping containers.
But they often must keep their communities secret from local governments.
The large metal boxes were once used to ship products across the country or overseas."
INTERACTIVE exercises :
- Buildings - with pictures
- with QUIZZES
Exercises TO PRINT :
This is my home
"On an unseasonably warm November night in Manhattan on our way to get ice cream, we stumbled upon what appeared to be a vintage shop, brightly lit display window and all. As we began to walk in, a man sitting out front warned us that we were welcome to explore, but nothing inside was for sale. Our interests piqued, we began to browse through the collections the man out front had built throughout his life.
This is a story of a man and his home."