A Is there a stereo?
B Yes, there is.
A Is there a clock?
B No, there isn`t.
A Are there any book?
B Yes, there are.
A Are there any magazines?
B No, there aren`t.

Picture A
There are four pictures on the walls and a mirror. There are three people in the room, a man, a woman, and a girl. There`s a lovely fire and the cat is in front of the fire, sleeping. There`s a lamp near the window, and a clock on the wall near the mirror. There`s a photo on the television and there are some newspapers on the floor near the television. There`s a glass of beer on the table in front of the man. The television isn`t on.
Picture B
There are two people in the room. There`s a man on the sofa and a woman next to him. The cat`s in front of the fire. There are four pictures on the walls. There are two plants, one on the left of the fire and one on the right. On the table in front of the man there are some cups and some books and on the table next to the sofa there is a telephone.

It`s a modern kitchen, nice and clean with a lot of cupboards. There`s a washing machine, a fridge and a cooker, but there isn`t a diswasher. There are some lovely pictures on the walls, but there aren`t any photographs. There`s a radio near the cooker. There are some flowers, but there aren`t any plants. On the table there are some apples and oranges. Ah! And there are some cups and plates next to the sink.

What`s in my bag? Well, there`s a newspaper ? a French newspaper ? and there`s my dictionary. I have some pens, three, I think. There`s a photo of my wife and a photo of my children. I have my notebook for vocabulary, of course. I write words in that everyday. I have some keys, and that`s all! I don`t have any stamps and I don`t have a bus ticket. Oh, and I have a letter, from my bank manager. He wants my money!

Where they live…

I live in a house in the country in Provence in the south of France. It`s an old farmhouse, about five hundred years old, with very thick walls, so it`s warm in winter and cool in summer, but it`s difficult to look after because it`s so old. There are three bedrooms, two quite big and one small, and they have wonderful views over the countryside. I have a garden where I grow flowers and vegetables. I live with my animals! I have two dogs and eight cats.


Where I live things are big. I live in Texas ? that`s the second biggest state in the USA ? and I live with my wife and our four children. We have ten cars because we all like driving. Sometimes we drive 150 kilometres to go to a restaurant! Our house is three years old, and it`s kind of big. There are fourteen or fifteen bedrooms, I don`t know exactly, and outside there are two swimming pools and… a golf course … and some grass for my plane to land on.

Dave and Maggie
Maggie We have a small house in an area of Dublin called Donnybrook. It`s quite a small house. There`s a living room and a kitchen downstairs, and then two small bedrooms upstairs, but it`s big enough for us. There`s my husband and me, and our son, Thomas.
Dave The houses around here are about a hundred years old and people are very friendly. People don`t want to move away, they want to live near their family, so my parents are very close…
Maggie …and my mother lives next door! We have a small garden where Thomas plays, and I go out and have a chat with my mother!


I live in a flat on the fourth floor. I live alone. There`s a kitchen where I cook and eat, a living room with a balcony, and two small bedrooms. I live in Athina ? you say Athens in English ? but not in the centre of town because there are too many cars. It`s a nice area. The shops aren`t too far, and the flat is comfortable. It`s about five years old, which I like. I don`t like old buildings.

Everyday English
A Excuse me! Is there a chemist`s near here?
B Yes. It`s over there.
A Thanks.

A Excuse me! Is there a sports club near here?
B Yes. It`s in Queen Street. Take the second street on the right.
A Thanks.

A Excuse me! Is there a newsagent`s near here?
B Yes. There`s one in Church Street next to the bank and there`s one in Park Lane opposite the swimming pool.
A Is that one far?
B No. Just two minutes, that`s all.

A Is there a cinema near here?
B Take the first left, and it`s on the left, opposite the flower shop.
A Thanks a lot.