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1 Houses and Apartments Evaluations and Comparisons
In conjunction with Interchange, Level 2, Unit 3 By Prof Briana Songer September 9, 2012

2 Organize the adjectives into a t-chart OF positiveS(+), negativeS(-), AND THEN BY OPPOSITES
Bright Beautiful Cheap Clean Comfortable Convenient Cramped Dangerous Dark Dingy Dirty Expensive Inexpensive Huge Inconvenient Modern Nice Noisy Outdated Private Public Quiet Safe/Secure Shabby Shared Small Spacious Tiny Ugly Uncomfortable

3 House vocab chart (listed as opposites)
POSITIVE NEGATIVE Bright Dark/Dingy Beautiful Ugly Clean/Nice Dirty/Shabby Comfortable/Spacious Cramped Convenient Inconvenient Inexpensive/Cheap Expensive Huge Tiny Modern Outdated Private Public/Shared Quiet Noisy Safe/Secure Dangerous

4 Which would you prefer? Where do you live now?
Which would you prefer to live? A house, apartment, studio, condo? Which is the ideal place for families to live? University Students? Working professionals? City or country? Beach, mountains, desert, forest?

5 Vocabulary to describe living spaces
My apartment is very _________and _________. My house is ________but ___________.

6 My house is __________ and
______________. My apartment is very _________________ because it is close to the bus stop and many restaurants.

7 My neighbor’s house is ________ and ________.
My neighborhood is very ____________________.

8 My apartment is too __________.
I wish I could move to a house. My house is not _______enough since it is located by many clubs.

9 Evaluations with adjectives using enough
SUBJECT+(is/are, isn’t/aren’t)+adjective + enough: The condo is comfortable enough. Houses are spacious enough. My house isn’t modern enough. Cities aren’t safe enough. The apartment isn’t bright enough. The houses in that neighborhood aren’t quiet enough.

10 Evaluations with adjectives using too
SUBJECT + is/are, isn’t/aren’t + too + adjective. Notice that the adjective is put last with too. Cable plaza is too noisy on the weekends. Downtown is too dangerous at night. Kindergarten classrooms are too noisy. Manizales isn’t too dangerous. Bars aren’t too bright.

11 Let’s practice!!!!! The house _____ modern _______ for Kate’s taste.
Kim’s apartment ______ ______ dark because it is surrounded by tall buildings. My house ______ cheap ______ for first time buyers. Write evaluations using adjectives: 4. A husband, wife, baby, and a dog move to a one-bedroom, one bath apartment. 5. A retired man living in an apartment above a dance club.

12 Evaluations with nouns using enough and too much
SUBJECT + has/have, doesn’t/don’t have +enough + noun. SUBJECT + verb + too much+ noun. The house has enough bedrooms. Country houses have enough privacy. The classroom doesn’t have enough desks. Houses don’t have enough convenience since they are so far from the city. Houses cost too much money. Apartments don’t cost too much money.

13 Evaluations with nouns using enough and too
There is/are too much (noncount)/many (count) + noun There is too much furniture in my house. There are too many cracks in my apartment. That house doesn’t have too much space. In my apartment, there aren’t too many bedrooms.

14 Let’s practice!! Write evaluations using enough and too much using nouns.
Manizales _____ _____ _____ bars. VEA _____ _____ __________space. Big cities_____ _____ ______security. There ______ ______ _____ parking near VEA. Houses in Manizales _____ cost ______ ______ money. Make an evaluation using a noun: 6. Spacious, quiet house built 50 years ago 7. Modern, relaxing apartment, but far from transportation and night life (for a university student)

15 Comparisons with adjectives using as…
SUBJECT #1+ (IS/ISN’T/ARE/AREN’T)+ AS ADJECTIVE AS SUBJECT #2. My condo (is) just as big as yours. New York (is) as dangerous as Los Angeles. Tom’s house (isn’t) as modern as Tammy’s house. The downtown cathedral (is) as beautiful as the sunset in Chipre. Manizales (isn’t) as expensive as Bogota. Palermo apartments (are) just as noisy as Milan apartments . The bedrooms in the apartment (aren’t ) as spacious as the house’s bedrooms.

16 Let’s practice!!!!! Write comparisons with adjectives
Houses _____ _____ cramped _____ apartments. Condos _____ _____ modern ______ apartments. Apartments are _____ ______ bright ______ houses. My bedroom is _____ _____ spacious as my roommate’s bedroom. Make comparisons using adjectives: 4. Houses in Manizales vs Bogota 5. Your house/apartment compared to a relative’s house/apartment.

17 Comparisons with nouns using as…
SUBJECT #1+ (has/have) + just as many/much NOUN as SUBJECT #2 . SUBJECT #1+ (doesn’t/don’t have) as many/much NOUN as SUBJECT #2. Apartments (have) just as many bathrooms as some houses. Houses (have ) just as much light as apartments. An apartment (has) just as much comfort as a house. A condo (has) just as many bedrooms as a house. Manizales (doesn’t have) as many parks as Medellin. City houses (don’t have) as much privacy as country houses. Cartagena (doesn’t have) as good of weather as Manizales.

18 Let’s practice!!!!! Apartments _______ ______ ______ ______ bills ______ houses. El Corral _____ ______ ______ expensive _____ Presto. Apartments in the city _______ _______ _______ ________ parking as houses in the suburbs. My kitchen ______ ______ ______ _______ appliances as my mother’s. Make a comparison using nouns: 5. The mall in El Cable and the mall in Fundadores

19 ROLE PLAY TIME!! We will now perform a role play where you will be an agent or a client calling about a house or apartment. First do some evaluations and comparisons with the two properties you were given. Read the sample role play. What do you need to listen for and/or say? Let’s begin! Role Play from

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