Lesson 2, Topic 1
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Types of Accommodation

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bedsit

A one-room flat where the sitting room, bedroom and cooking facilities are in the same room – typically a flat in city centres.

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bungalow

A one-storey, detached house.

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cabin

A small wooden house, often in a remote area.

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caravan

(AmEn – mobile home / trailer) A vehicle with house facilities inside.

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castle

A large building with thick walls, towers and sometimes a moat.

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cottage

A typical British house found in the countryside in the UK. Many have a thatched roof. 

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detached house

(AmEn – duplex) A single standing property that doesn’t share its walls with any other houses.

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dormitory

(dorm) A bedroom that more than one person shares, typically in a school or at university.

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farmhouse

A house that is on a farm, typically where the owner or farmer lives.

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flat

(AmEn – apartment) A small living area within an entire building.

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houseboat

A boat, which has been converted into a house.

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manor house

A large regal house, formerly the residence of a lord of the manor.

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mansion

A large house with numerous facilities.

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palace

A large regal house, formerly inhabited by royalty.

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property

A building or land.

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semi-detached house

(AmEn – duplex) Two individual houses within one building.

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skyscraper

A very tall building with numerous storeys.

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terraced house

(AmEn – town house) A row of identical houses.