Unit 3 House and Home
Objectives: • To learn to describe both interior and exterior of houses ; • To help students learn to read advertisements for housing
Suggested topics for research: • Should old buildings remain or be demolished? • Buying or renting a house? • Living with parents and living on one’s own—advantages vs. disadvantages; • Cultural differences in residence between China and the West? • Housing reform in China
Group Project & Others • Design your dream house Unit writing : describe your dream house to a foreigner A POSSIBLE tour to Chen Clan Temple or Xiguan Ancient Grand House!!! (sth. to dream about)
The exterior of a house: • Garage vs. shed --garage: a building for keeping a car in, usually next to or attached to a house --shed: a large industrial building where work is done, large vehicles are kept, machinery stored.
Porch • Porch: (BrE) an entrance covered by a roof outside the front door of a house or a church (AmE ): a structure built onto The front or back entrance of a house, with a floor and a roof but no walls.
Balcony • A structure that you can stand on, attached to the outside wall of a building, above ground level
Terrace • A flat outdoor area next to a building or on a roof where you can sit outside to eat, relax etc.
Curtain • A piece of hanging cloth that can be pulled across to cover a window, divide a room etc.
Blinds & Shutters • Blind: a covering, esp. one made of cloth, that can be rolled up and down to coer a window inside a building. • Shutter: one of a pair of wooden or metal covers on the outside of a window that can be closed to keep light out or prevent thieves from coming in.
Screen: • A wire net fastened inside a frame in front of a window or door to keep insects out. 纱窗
Dormer & attic • Dormer: a window built into a roof, so that it sticks out from the roof. • Attic: a space or room just below the roof of a house, often used for storing things.
Lawn & garden; courtyard & backyard • Lawn: an area of ground in a garden or park that is covered with short grass • Garden: (BrE) the area of land next to a house, where there are flowers, grass, and other plants, and often a place for people to sit (AmE) yard • Courtyard: an open space that is completely or partly surrounded by buildings • Backyard: 1British English a small area behind a house, covered with a hard surface • 2 American English an area of land behind a house, often covered with grass
Fence & hedge: • Fence: a structure made of wood, metal etc that surrounds a piece of land • Hedge: a row of small bushes or trees growing close together, usually dividing one field or garden from another
Post & Pillar • Post: a strong upright piece of wood, metal etc that is fixed into the ground, especially to support something • Pillar: a tall upright round post used as a support for a roof or bridge
Drive & driveway • The hard area or road between your house and the street.
Door & gate • Door: movable panel at an entrance • Gate: the part of a fence or outside wall that you can open and close to enter or leave.
French window: • A pair of doors made mostly of glass, usu. opening onto a garden or balcony
Steps & stairs • Steps: a flat narrow piece of wood or stone, esp. one in a series, that you put your foot on when you are going up or down, esp. outside a building. • Stairs: a set of steps for going from one level of a building to another. • Doorstep: a step just outside a door to a house or building.
Gutter • Gutter: 1 the low part at the edge of a road where water collects and flows away • 2 an open pipe fixed to the edge of a roof to collect and carry away rain water