TESOL/Expressing preferences (homes)

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Gable Mansion

Discussion[edit]

Work together and decide which of these you want the most in your home: a garden, a pool, or a garage.

I will give you one minute to discuss. Ready?

Go.

Which was your first choice. Why?

Which was your last choice? Why?

Key sentences

Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
What kind of house would you like? I would like a (adjective) house.
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
What do you want your house to have? I'd like a house with a (noun).
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
How many (plural noun) do you want? Just one.
Two.
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
Where would you like to live? I would like to live (location).

Drills

Say these sentences without looking.

I would like a (adjective) house.
adjective sentence
big I would like a big house.
new I would like a new house.
comfortable I would like a comfortable house.
safe I would like a safe house.
I'd like a house with a (noun).
noun sentence
garden I'd like a house with a garden.
garage I'd like a house with a garage.
pool I'd like a house with a pool.
yard I'd like a house with a yard.
How many (plural noun) do you want?
plural noun sentence
bedrooms How many bedrooms do you want?
bathrooms How many bathrooms do you want?
floors How many floors do you want?
square meters of floor space How many square meters of floor space do you want?
I would like to live (location).
location sentence
in the city I would like to live in the city.
downtown I would like to live downtown.
in the country I would like to live in the country.
near my parents I would like to live near my parents.

Example

Practice this conversation.

Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
What kind of house would you like? I would like a (big) house.
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
What do you want your house to have? I'd like a house with a (garden).
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
How many (bedrooms) do you want? Just one.
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
Where would you like to live? I would like to live (in the city).

Change partners. Use your imagination and change the sentences.

Exercise

Use your imagination. Make your own conversation.

Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like

What kind of house would you like?

I would like a ... house.

Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
What do you want your house to have? I'd like a house with a ....
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
How many ... do you want? Just one.
Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
Where would you like to live? I would like to live ....

Change partners. Use your imagination and make another conversation.

Practice

Asking about what house you would like Saying what house would would like
Ask your partner about their dream home. Talk about your dream home.

Further study


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