Jul 20, 2016

Collocations 21: Houses, flats and rooms

46 cards
, 151 answers
  • Flashcards
    • 1.       ⇒  . . . 
      short-let
      accommodation

      1. 2.       ⇒  . . . 
        studio
        -flats

        1. 3.       ⇒  . . . 
          move into
          a flat

          1. 4.       ⇒  . . . 
            suitable
            accommodation

            1. 5.       ⇒  . . . 
              fully
              furnished

              1. 6.       ⇒  . . . 
                available
                to rent

                1. 7.       ⇒  . . . 
                  residential
                  area

                  1. 8.       ⇒  . . . 
                    newly-built
                    apartments

                    1. 9.       ⇒  . . . 
                      fully-fitted
                      kitchen

                      1. 10.       ⇒  . . . 
                        off-road
                        parking

                      2. Describing your house/flat/room
                        • ‘Hi Mave,
                          Luke and I have just moved into our  . . . 
                          dream
                          home. It’s a big old  . . . 
                          four-storey
                          house. It’s good a  . . . 
                          spacious
                          living room which  . . . 
                          has a
                          wonderful view of the park, and  . . . 
                          cosy
                          study where we can both work. And there are some lovely  . . . 
                          light, airy
                          bedrooms which overlook the garden.
                          There is a separate  . . . 
                          basement
                          flat, which we might  . . . 
                          turn into
                          a granny flat for my mother. And if we want to add  . . . 
                          an extension
                          there’s room for that too. It needs to be completely  . . . 
                          refurbished
                          , but Luke and I have always wanted to  . . . 
                          do up
                          an old house.
                          Come and visit.
                          Love, Julia’

                          ‘Hi Julia,
                          You’re so lucky! I’d love to  . . . 
                          move out
                          of my awful one-room flat. It’s in such a  . . . 
                          dilapidated
                          building. You go into  . . . 
                          draughty
                          hall, down a  . . . 
                          chilly
                          corridor and into this really  . . . 
                          cramped
                          room. I want to buy a place of  . . . 
                          my own
                          but there’s a shortage of  . . . 
                          affordable
                          housing here and I don’t want to  . . . 
                          take out
                          a big mortgage. I’d love to see you house. I hope you’ll invite me to your  . . . 
                          house-warming
                          party.
                          Big hug,
                          Mave’

                        • Collocations with home
                          • She  . . . 
                            left home
                            to go to university, but moving away from her family made her  . . . 
                            feel homesick
                            .

                            1. Peter’s back from a year abroad. His family are throwing a party to  . . . 
                              welcome him home
                              .

                              1. Come in and  . . . 
                                make yourself at home
                                while I finish getting dinner ready.

                                1. I haven’t lived in Oxford for long but I already  . . . 
                                  fell at home
                                  there.

                                  1. I’d like to buy a  . . . 
                                    second home
                                    near the coast.

                                  2. Quizzes
                                    • Answer these questions using collocations.
                                      • 1. What kind of accommodation would suit a student who has no furniture of his own?
                                        1. fully-furnished accommodation
                                        2. a residential area
                                        3. a fully-fitted kitchen
                                        4. short-let accommodation
                                        5. a studio flat
                                        6. off-road parking

                                      • 2. What kind of accommodation would suit someone who is only going to be in a place for three months?
                                        1. a fully-fitted kitchen
                                        2. off-road parking
                                        3. a residential area
                                        4. short-let accommodation
                                        5. fully-furnished accommodation
                                        6. a studio flat

                                      • 3. What part of town would you want to live in if you wanted to be somewhere where there are lots of private houses and no factories or other work places?
                                        1. a studio flat
                                        2. short-let accommodation
                                        3. off-road parking
                                        4. a residential area
                                        5. a fully-fitted kitchen
                                        6. fully-furnished accommodation

                                      • 4. What kind of accommodation would suit a young single person who would prefer to live alone rather than to share?
                                        1. a studio flat
                                        2. short-let accommodation
                                        3. fully-furnished accommodation
                                        4. off-road parking
                                        5. a fully-fitted kitchen
                                        6. a residential area

                                      • 5. If accommodation doesn’t have its own garage, what else might it have to make life easier for car-owning residents?
                                        1. short-let accommodation
                                        2. a studio flat
                                        3. off-road parking
                                        4. a residential area
                                        5. fully-furnished accommodation
                                        6. a fully-fitted kitchen

                                      • 6. If you are moving into a new unfurnished house, but don’t need to take a washing machine, cooker or fridge with you, what does the house have?
                                        1. off-road parking
                                        2. fully-furnished accommodation
                                        3. short-let accommodation
                                        4. a residential area
                                        5. a fully-fitted kitchen
                                        6. a studio flat

                                    • Match the beginning of each sentence with its ending.
                                      • 1. We want to turn our garage into a  . . . 
                                        granny flat.
                                        1. my flat.
                                        2. refurbished.
                                        3. mortgage.
                                        4. granny flat.
                                        5. the garden.
                                        6. house-warming party.
                                        7. my own.
                                        8. old houses.

                                      • 2. Jill has invited me to her  . . . 
                                        house-warming party.
                                        1. my flat.
                                        2. granny flat.
                                        3. mortgage.
                                        4. old houses.
                                        5. the garden.
                                        6. my own.
                                        7. refurbished.
                                        8. house-warming party.

                                      • 3. Next week I have to move out of  . . . 
                                        my flat.
                                        1. refurbished.
                                        2. old houses.
                                        3. my own.
                                        4. the garden.
                                        5. house-warming party.
                                        6. granny flat.
                                        7. mortgage.
                                        8. my flat.

                                      • 4. Karl makes a business out of doing up  . . . 
                                        old houses.
                                        1. granny flat.
                                        2. old houses.
                                        3. my own.
                                        4. house-warming party.
                                        5. my flat.
                                        6. mortgage.
                                        7. the garden.
                                        8. refurbished.

                                      • 5. Our bedroom overlooks  . . . 
                                        the garden.
                                        1. my own.
                                        2. mortgage.
                                        3. house-warming party.
                                        4. my flat.
                                        5. old houses.
                                        6. the garden.
                                        7. granny flat.
                                        8. refurbished.

                                      • 6. Our house needs to be completely  . . . 
                                        refurbished.
                                        1. mortgage.
                                        2. house-warming party.
                                        3. the garden.
                                        4. granny flat.
                                        5. refurbished.
                                        6. my own.
                                        7. my flat.
                                        8. old houses.

                                      • 7. I hope that one day I’ll have a place of  . . . 
                                        my own.
                                        1. granny flat.
                                        2. old houses.
                                        3. refurbished.
                                        4. my flat.
                                        5. the garden.
                                        6. my own.
                                        7. mortgage.
                                        8. house-warming party.

                                      • 8. The bank can help if you want to take out a  . . . 
                                        mortgage.
                                        1. refurbished.
                                        2. house-warming party.
                                        3. mortgage.
                                        4. old houses.
                                        5. the garden.
                                        6. my own.
                                        7. my flat.
                                        8. granny flat.

                                    • Correct the collocation errors in these sentences.
                                      • 1. We live on a busy road, but we’re lucky because we gave  . . . 
                                        off-road parking
                                        .
                                        1. off-road parking
                                        2. off-road park

                                      • 2. Gemma has  . . . 
                                        moved out of
                                        her old flat and has now got a new place in Walville Street.
                                        1. moved out of
                                        2. moved off from

                                      • 3. We’re building an  . . . 
                                        extension
                                        to our house which will give us a bigger kitchen.
                                        1. extension
                                        2. expansion

                                      • 4. The flat is  . . . 
                                        fully
                                        furnished, which is good because I have no furniture of my own.
                                        1. fully
                                        2. totally

                                      • 5. She had to  . . . 
                                        take
                                        out a big mortgage as the house was very expensive.
                                        1. get
                                        2. take

                                      • 6. There is no  . . . 
                                        affordable
                                        housing for young people in this area; prices are ridiculously high.
                                        1. affordable
                                        2. buyable

                                      • 7. New people have  . . . 
                                        moved
                                        into the house next door. I haven’t met them yet.
                                        1. entered
                                        2. moved

                                      • 8. It’s a very  . . . 
                                        spacious
                                        apartment with a huge living room and a big kitchen.
                                        1. spacious
                                        2. spatial

                                      • 9. The flat is  . . . 
                                        available
                                        to rent from the first of March onwards.
                                        1. accessible
                                        2. available

                                      • 10. My brother and his wife live in a  . . . 
                                        draughty
                                        old cottage.
                                        1. windy
                                        2. draughty

                                    • Replace the underlined words with collocations.
                                      • The home you’ve always imagined could be waiting for you at Highdale Cottages.
                                        All cottages let you see the River Marn. Ideal for anyone seeking a house used only for weekends or holidays in the area.
                                        Telephone 3340251
                                        for appointments to view.

                                        Your could be waiting for you at Highdale Cottages. All cottages a of the River Marn. Ideal for anyone seeking a in the area.
                                        Telephone 3340251
                                        for appointments to view.

                                      • Complete these sentences using collocation.
                                        • 1. Jane’s been away a whole year and now she’s back. We should have a party to  . . . 
                                          welcome her home
                                          .
                                          1. welcome her home
                                          2. feel homesick
                                          3. leave home / move out
                                          4. feel at home
                                          5. make yourself at home

                                        • 2. Our son lives at home right now but he’ll be 21 soon. He’ll finish university and then he’ll probably  . . . 
                                          leave home / move out
                                          .
                                          1. make yourself at home
                                          2. welcome her home
                                          3. feel homesick
                                          4. leave home / move out
                                          5. feel at home

                                        • 3. I’ve lived here almost a year now and I’m really beginning to  . . . 
                                          feel at home
                                          .
                                          1. feel homesick
                                          2. welcome her home
                                          3. feel at home
                                          4. leave home / move out
                                          5. make yourself at home

                                        • 4. I’ll leave the keys to my flat with the neighbour. Just go in and  . . . 
                                          make yourself at home
                                          .
                                          1. leave home / move out
                                          2. welcome her home
                                          3. make yourself at home
                                          4. feel homesick
                                          5. feel at home

                                        • 5. Jane thought she would miss her friends and family when she started her new job in Rome but she soon found she had no time to  . . . 
                                          feel homesick
                                          .
                                          1. make yourself at home
                                          2. leave home / move out
                                          3. feel at home
                                          4. welcome her home
                                          5. feel homesick

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