1. Tell us about your home

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Joe: I live in an old farmhouse in the countryside of Italy, and our house is made up of two floors, where the first floor is … used to be three garages, but my dad transformed it over time into an open-plan, made up of a living room, dining room and a kitchen, and there's also a bathroom there and a … some extra space for an extra living room, while the upstairs is made up of mainly bedrooms and also my dad's office, a storage room and another bathroom. My favourite place of my home is the garden. The reason is because I can have loads of barbecues when it's sunny outside with my mates.

Elena: I live in a flat with my family. Our house is large because we are in five, so we have three bedrooms and two bathrooms. My favourite place, it's the terrace because we have wonderful sightseeing on hills and the sea and we have very nice dinner and lunch outside when it's summer.

Kirk: I live in a house with four bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a couple of bathrooms in the outskirts of Barcelona. It's an old house, but what I really like most about the house actually isn't the house, rather the yard. You can see, we've got trees and bushes and we've got nature around us, and we're really not that far from the city.

Jonathan: I live in a flat, and we're on quite a high floor so we've got a nice view outside of the sports ground nearby and also the streets around us. And it's quite a small flat. It's just got three rooms. There's a living room with a small kitchen area in the corner, and there's a bedroom and a bathroom. But it's quite a nice size and it's easy to keep clean because it's so small. And my favourite part of the flat is that when the local football team train on the football pitch out there, we can watch them playing their matches.

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  • What's it like? (old, small, spacious, comfortable, cosy …)
  • What rooms does it have?
  • What's your favourite part of your home?

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Submitted by FagrAlShafie on Tue, 09/07/2024 - 18:46


I live in an old medium flat in Egypt. It's very comfortable. There are three bedrooms, one kitchen, two bathrooms and big reciption.
My favourite place in my home is my room. Because it is a quiet place to study and other things.

Submitted by LUCAS MACIEL on Tue, 09/07/2024 - 14:18


I live on land with three houses, mine, my grandmother's, and my cousin's. My house is small, make up of a bathroom, a kitchen and two bedroom. My favourite part of my house house is yard, because it's quite big.

Submitted by sumaiyakst on Wed, 03/07/2024 - 15:50


I live in a small flat. There is one bedroom, one living room, one kitchen, one bathroom and big hall. It's on the 4th floor in the center of the city. It's a new home so there is not that much stuff yet. My most favorite part of the home is veranda next to the hall. Because from there I can see the beautiful city and enjoy moonlit night.

Submitted by Franfon on Sun, 30/06/2024 - 16:17


My house is modern and on one level. There are four bedrooms and a large living room with a kitchen. Around the house there is a very big garden with all kinds of plants and trees. My favourite place is the terrace where we have lunch and dinner with the whole family, especially on Sundays.

I live in an old medium flat in Egypt. It's very comfortable. There are three bedrooms, one kitchen, two bathrooms and big reciption.

My favourite place in my home is my room. Because it is a quiet place to study and other things.

Submitted by lien nhi on Fri, 21/06/2024 - 09:53


Hi everyone, 

I'm from Vietnam. I live with my husband and parents- in- law. My house is not big but quite lovely. It has a living room, a kitchen, two bathrooms and four bedrooms. one of the places I like best is balcony. I can  plant some kind  of flowers or vegetables. After hard working, I often sit here, drink milk tea and enjoy the warm atmosphere. It's relaxed.

Submitted by khanumiru on Fri, 21/06/2024 - 01:30



I live in Rockford it is a small city of USA, my house has three bedrooms one living room and a dining room, I like my kitchen because it’s very big, I have big balcony in there I put some plants.I like my house very much.

Hi Gustavo!

Thanks for leaving your audio for us to listen to! I love the sound of your porch especially sipping some coffee and watching the sunset. It also sounds like you are close to a lot of amenities which is really handy. Can you walk to most of them or do you tend to drive?
I used to live in the countryside which was really lovely being so rural but we had to use our car to go anywhere. At the moment I live by the seaside on the South-East coast of England and we are close to the seafront, shops, the cinema and theatre and there are always events going on at the weekend which I can walk to. It's really fun but  ... the weather is rubbish!
~ Tina ツ
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Good morning Tina 

nice to hear from you 

first of all, thank you for read and listen my speech, is nice to know that somebody had the time to know what I had to talk about and your comment is aldo great. and in regard your comments, I'll answer your question: Can you walk to most of them or do you tend to drive? I can walk most of them and I like to do it. sometimes I have to drive because, as you say the weather here also is rubbish, almost 46 celsious degree. my 2nd dream home would be nearby the shore, not too close and not far away from the town or city, I'm used to use technology and some others amenities. living by the sea in summer is a hell, the weather is way hotter and it isn't a good place to live, I know you are going to used to but in the mean time and hard to live there.

Is a pleasure talk to you and make some new friends, I'm happy to be with you, hopefully we can stay in touch eventually. regards Gustavo

Submitted by ludmyllabds on Fri, 14/06/2024 - 18:47


I live with my husband, and for now, we are staying in his parents' house. I consider it quite large, as it has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a living room that I use as my office, a TV room, a spacious kitchen, and a big balcony. Just imagine having to clean all of that! My favorite part of the house is my bedroom because I can truly relax there. I often read books, and, of course, sleep. I absolutely love sleeping.

Submitted by Lenka.Kozlovska on Mon, 10/06/2024 - 13:17


Hello, my name's Lenka and I'm from Czech Republic. I live in a terraced house with a small garden. There are a garrage for one car, bathroom and living room with fitted kitchen on the ground floor. There are another bathroom and 3 bedrooms upstairs. My favourite part of our house is the garden where I spend most of the time. There are plenty of flowers, swimming pool and for children there are kids chute, sandpit and wooden play house.

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Submitted by AJLEE on Sat, 08/06/2024 - 22:45


Hi, this is my record. Hope you listen to it well


I live in a flat in my grandfather's building. Our flat is not small, but also not huge, it's spacious and ofcourse it's comfortable. 

Like every normal flat it contains a living room, guest room, mine and my parents' bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. We are only four people living there so it's not crowded or anything. 

My favourite part about my home like every other teenager; is my room, it provides me with a much needed peace and quite to study, listen to music and just chill in general, but lately I have grown fond of our living room; because I get to spend time with my mom, gossiping and drinking mint flavoured tea. Have you tried it yet? 


What a lovely recording AJLEE! Thank you for sharing it with us. And yes I have tried mint tea, in fact I do love a fruit tea but I think my favourite is mint. Do you use bought mint teabags or make your own using leaves from a mint plant?

~ Tina ツ
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Hi Mila (Jubys)
Thank you for posting your audio. It was lovely to listen to. The music studio on the ground floor, sounds fantastic! As does your bedroom.

~ Tinaツ
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Submitted by yoamoamiperro on Thu, 06/06/2024 - 21:36


Hello, I'm Patricia, I'm from Buenos Aires. I have a big house with two flloors. On the ground floor, I have the living room, a kitchen with a dinner room, a bathroom and a garage for two cars.  On the first floor, I have three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but my favorite place of my house iss the garden. I love to spend time with my plants, in the summer. My house is my Home,

Submitted by learning_gab on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 22:26


Hello everyone! I live in a small apartment in Brazil: there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a small living room among the kitchen and laundry. It’s a common place, however I love my house because it’s my first owned house.

Hi mohamedalshaikhali2005,

Thank you for your voice message. The living room is also one of my favourite parts of my flat, as it's the place where we cook, eat, watch television, read and relax. Best wishes to you and your family.


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Submitted by BDiallo on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 18:18


I'm living in a small house of two bedroom and one bathroom/toilet.a medium living room with a small kitchen.we are a six people family living in this home.outside the house we have a small garden in which my pretty wife is growing some tomatoes 🍅 and others plants as menthe and decorative flowers 🌺..

Cheers guys...

Hi BDiallo,

I like the sound of your garden. You can upload a photo of it, if you wish!

I live in a flat so I don't have a garden, but one day I would really love to grow some small plants and vegetables. You have mint? It would be very nice to make a meal using things grown in your garden.


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Submitted by xAlEx on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 17:53


Hi everyone

I live in a cottage on the slopes of the coastal mountain range (Chili), where my couple, daughter and I live our comfortable lives. Our home has 2 bedrooms, one on the first floor and the other on all the second floor, 1 bathroom and 1 big space with the kitchen and living room together, the courtyard is enormous, and i have another little space made of mud where i use to play musical instruments. My favorite place is the terrace because of the beautiful scenery, especially in the fall and winter seasons (my favorites).


Hi xAlEx,

I really enjoyed reading your description and I can kind of imagine the nice terrace with the mountain view. But is the winter there very cold, on the slopes of the mountains?


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Hi Tato Villalba,

Thanks for your message, and have a nice day as well! Contact with nature is something that I value too, and since I live in a big city it's hard to really be in touch with nature regularly, except for occasionally going to a park. But then again, it's hard to find a place to live which is perfect in every aspect. I'm glad that you have found a comfortable place, as perhaps that's most important of all.


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Submitted by thamyriisf.m on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 16:00


I live in a small apartment, with a small kitchen, a living room joined to a dining room, as well as two bathrooms, three bedrooms and a small laundry room. I live with my family in a small parish.

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Submitted by eso Mohamed. on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 15:42


Hello my colleagues. 

I gonna move to my new house soon. In that time, I prepare the new house ( furniture, painting, decorations, and so on). My house is big, the first floor is a big reception, kitchen, couples of bathrooms and men area. The second floor has 4 bedrooms and a small reception. The third floor has 2 bedrooms، a bathroom, washing machine area and the roof. I have a garage and outdoor area for plants. My favourite place is the outside area with plants.

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Submitted by blogofanup on Mon, 03/06/2024 - 15:10


Hello everyone,

I live in a house of two floors.  There are four members in our family.  But two of them are married so they are both 3 family members each.  We have five bedrooms and three attached bathrooms.  We have no garden.  If there was a garden and balcony we would have spent our time relaxing and being so close to nature.

Hi lalana,

I can really relate because I also live in a small flat, but I have many memories of living in my parents' home when I was younger and that home somehow feels more like "home" to me. 

How do you find living in a small space? Is it difficult? I found it hard at first, but I've lived in small flats for years now so I've got used to it.


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Hi Randresink1927,

That sounds lovely. I would love to be able to see the stars but the skies aren't clear enough in the area where I live. Do you live far from the city?


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Submitted by Chris Brown on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 16:52


Hello Guys!

I live in a house with my family , two sisters, aunt and grandpa. I think it's comfortable for me.

It's enough to live five family members. My house has 2 large room, a living room, two bedroom ,small kitchen, two bathroom and a garage. My bedroom is my favourite part of house as I can chill with my friends and family. It's easy to go anywhere. It's nearly from not only school but also market. we have to drive 10 mins to reach a hospital. I think it's perfect. 

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Submitted by chalemphol on Fri, 31/05/2024 - 04:44


Hi every one

I am Phol from Thailand

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Submitted by toky_21n on Thu, 30/05/2024 - 19:49


Hello everyone! 

I'm Toky, from Madagascar. I live in a house with my family. On the first floor, we have the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen in the corner. Then, on the second floor, we have two bedrooms for my mother and my brother. The bathroom and the toilet are outside, near the living room. I renovated our old house, which has three floors, and my bedroom is on the first floor. My favorite place is the second floor of my old house. The reason is that the room receives daylight; it's so calm, and I can rest very well there. We live in the countryside of the capital.

Submitted by OmarSaeed23 on Thu, 30/05/2024 - 08:30


Hi everyone, 

I live in a flat, there are five rooms.

We have three bedrooms and bathroom,  kitchen, and living room.

My favorite room is terrace room,

Because we have a nice view in outside.

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Submitted by aqibkhan12 on Mon, 27/05/2024 - 07:39


Hi i am Aqib, i am from Pakistan, I live in a flat with my family. Our flat  is 4th floor, so we have 2nd floor, our floor in  three bedrooms and two bathrooms. My favourite place of my house is my room, because our room is very cool and relax, we have wonderful sightseeing on others flats and the sea street road,

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Submitted by stayaLive on Sat, 25/05/2024 - 16:26


Hi everyone..I am from newvalley..It is the largest governorate in Egypt.. I live in abig flat..It has 4 rooms  one of them is livingroom and 3 bedroom..bathroom.kitchen and 3 balacony ..my favorite part is the balakony Where i can see the most beautiful sunrise allover the world in my opinion.

Submitted by yasminsilvasousa on Fri, 24/05/2024 - 21:02


Hi, I’m from Brazil, I live in a big house, I find my house very comfortable. On the first floor there is a bedroom, office, living room, a bathroom, a lounge where my mother does people's nails, a kitchen, a barbecue area and a garage. On the second floor there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room. My favourite part is the kitchen because a like to cook.

Hi, This is Shamsul Haque from Singapore and birth country is Bangladesh. My house is a 4th floor flat and there are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a store room and a living room. We are living 3 countries peoples are from Bangladesh, India and Indonasia. Our flat is near with the Eastcoast park and Seaside.Everyday evening we are walk seaside to get fresh air. The downside got bus stop so we able to anytime any place in Singapore. We are all as friend and work also same company as well. We have language border but still we able to communication with each other.  

Submitted by SANA_IMRAN on Fri, 24/05/2024 - 13:37


Hi everyone,

My name is Sana. I live in a 3 bed house, apart from bedrooms it has a living room, separate dining room, a kitchen and a small conservatory, we don't use that area a lot because of its size. my house also has a beautiful garden with 1 shed and 1 summer room.

My favourite place in the house is my bedroom because this is the room where I can relax and watch TV.  

Submitted by victorlovat on Thu, 23/05/2024 - 21:07


Hi, I'm Victor from Rio de Janeiro. I live in a small old apartment with a small kitchen, living room integrated dining room, one bathroom, and one bedroom. Despite living in a small apartment, it has a good location because is next to the beach, around of supper market, bakery, pub, pizzeria, and other establishments.

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Submitted by victorsolozabal on Thu, 23/05/2024 - 13:28


I am Víctor, from southeast Brazil, this a piece of my balcony where I can grow some plants like my pomegranate tree and pitanga's tree as well