Warming up & Speaking
What words can be used to describe the various kinds of building?
modern, traditional, tall, small, straight
lines, flowing lines, natural…
What materials would you use?
traditional materials wood
Describe what you see in the two pictures.
Where would you like to live? Why?
I prefer to live in modern house because…
A modern flat in a tall building
Comfortable, modern, clean, warm. The rooms are big. Every flat has a toilet and bathroom.
Not much contact with their neighbors. People often feel lonely.
All the same shape, like boxes.
I’m much more interested in…
A traditional yard
Life is much more interesting. Neighbours get on well with each other. People can grow flowers in the yard.
I can’t stand the old-style houses, which isn’t convenient to our life. What’s more, it’s too noisy. The modern house save more space.
The useful expression
I’d rather... I’m much more interested... In my opinion, ... I really prefer... I wouldn’t feel happy if.... I am not very interested in...
I don’t get very excited about... If you ask me, then... I prefer something that... I like seeing something... What I like is... I can’t stand...
If you were free to design your own dream house, what would that house
look like? What materials would you use? Explain why you make certain choices about your dream house?
Something used for decorating your house!
a Chinese painting
Choose your favorite chair
Let’s go and buy some furniture!
house & furniture
? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? sofa easy chair(安乐椅) armchair (扶手椅) tea table (茶几) rosewood(红木) TV fridge air conditioner dining table(饭桌) ? French window (落 地窗) ? floor lamp(落地灯) ? curtain (窗帘) ? paint (油漆) ? desk ? double bed ? single bed ? twin beds(成对床) ? bathtub(浴缸)
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