In this letter you are going to tell your partner about your home and the neighbourhood it is in. Use the questions that are given, but you should also think of more information yourself. From now on, you can add some personal information too. For instance, tell him or her about some interesting things that have happened at home or at school recently, or perhaps you have some questions you would like to ask. Always put this informal information at the end of your letters.
Bricks are used to build walls and houses. Use the answers to the next questions as bricks to construct a letter. Of course, bricks are only a part of building something; you need many other things when you want to build a nice comfortable house. The same goes for the bricks to form your letter. Don’t just write down the answers to the questions as you would during a test, but use them together with lots of other sentences, to form a letter which your partner will enjoy to read.
Build your letter
Start with a general introduction. At the end, you may want to put in some extra information or some questions. Finish your letter appropriately.
You could start with:
Now I’ll tell you about my home and the neighbourhood in which I live.
I have just received your letter. Thank you very much.
Now use the answers to these questions to build your letter:
- What kind of house do you live in?
- Does your house have a garden?
- How many rooms are there?
- How many floors are there?
- Describe your living-room.
- Do you have your own room? Can you describe the room that you sleep in?
- Can you describe the place you like most in your home?
- Where do you usually study / do your homework?
- What do you usually do when you are at home?
- Do you have a computer at home? Do you use it very often?
- Do you have any pets at home?
- What are the neighbours like? (quiet, noisy,…..)
- What kind of people live in your area?
- Have you got many friends in your neighbourhood?
- Do you play with your friends outside or inside the house?
- What kind of games do you play outside?
- What kind of indoor activities/games do you and your friends play?
- Mention some things which you like about your neighbourhood? (shops, playgrounds,…..)
- Mention some things which are not so nice in your neighbourhood? (crime, pollution, etc.)
- Now you can add some personal information. Don’t ask the same things as in the previous questions because your partner works with the same book!
You could finish with:
I am looking forward to your next letter. Best wishes to everyone.
Now that you have finished the letter about your home, create a Webpage to be published in your school Website, where you give your partner information on the following topics:
- the best place in my home
- the place where I usually study / do my homework
- the thing/s I like most in my neighbourhood
- the thing/s I dislike most about my neighbourhood
WORDS and SENTENCES
My house is big/small.
It has a garden. / It doesn’t have a garden.
It has ……. two/three/four/five rooms.
………. …… one/two/three floors
I live in a/an apartment / detached house / semi-detached house /
terraced house / cottage.
The area I live in is crowded / quiet / in the country / in a city.
There are many…… houses in my area.