My Home, My Castle
Types of Houses
Blocks of Flats
Detached Houses
Semi-detached Houses
Terraced Houses
Oast Houses
Weather-board Houses
Country Houses
The structure of a house
Britain’s smallest house
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My Home, My Castle

1. My Home, My Castle


(= здание)
(= родной очаг)
This is a house. The house is grey.
I come home at 5 p.m. every day.

3. Types of Houses

There is no place like home
It may be big, it may be small
But wherever you go
Home’s best place of all
It may be quiet or noisy
It may be dark or bright
But home is the place
Where everything is all right.


There are many types of houses in Britain.
They range from the traditional thatched
cottages to modern blocks of flats in the
cities. Houses are often described by the
type of building they are.
People in Britain prefer houses to flats.
The British respect privacy and
independence. An average Englishman likes
to live in his own house. A house, a garden
and a place to wash the car is a British
About 64 per cent of houses in Britain are
owned by people who live in them, the rest
is owned by public authorities and is

5. Blocks of Flats

A block of flats is a large building divided into
separate parts

6. Detached Houses

A detached house is a
house which is not
connected on any
side with any other

7. Semi-detached Houses

A semi-detached house is a house that is one of a
pair of joined by one shared wall houses.

8. Terraced Houses

A terraced-house is a house which is a part of a
row of similar houses joined to each other.

9. Townhouses

A townhouse, or town
house, is a type of
housing in cities,
usually but not
necessarily terraced
(row housing) or

10. Bungalows

A bungalow is a house which has got only one

11. Cottages

A cottage is a house, usually in a rural or semirural location. It is usually one and a half storey

12. Huts

Huts are used as
temporary shelter by
people. Huts are
quickly built of readily
available materials
such as ice, stone,
grass, palm leaves,
branches and/or mud.

13. Castles

A castle is a type of fortified structure, a residence
for nobility.

14. Mansions

A mansion is a very
large and wellappointed house.

15. Villas

A villa is a big house in
the country with a
large garden and land
surrounding it.

16. Oast Houses

An oast house or hop kiln is a building designed
for kilning (drying) hops as part of the brewing
process. Many redundant oasts have been
converted into houses.

17. Penthouses

A penthouse is an
apartment that is on
one of the highest
floors. Penthouses are
typically differentiated
from other
apartments by luxury

18. Weather-board Houses

A weather-board house
is a house with over
lapping wooden
boards on the

19. Country Houses

A country house is a large traditional house in the

20. Farmhouses

A farmhouse is a type of building or house which
serves a residential purpose in a rural or
agricultural setting. Many farm houses are
shaped like a T.

21. The structure of a house


22. Britain’s smallest house

The Smallest House in Great Britain, also
known as the Quay House, is a tourist
attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales.
The house, which has a floor area of 3.05
meters by 1.8 meters (10 feet by 6 feet) and
a height of 10 feet 2 inches, was used as a
residence from the 16th century until 1900.
The house was lived in until 1900, when the
owner was a 6ft 3 inch (1.9 meters)
fisherman named Robert Jones.
This house is currently red. It stands near the
Conwy Castle walls and people can enter for
£1.00 (or 50p for children). There is
information about the house inside. A Welsh
lady stands outside most days. The upstairs is
so minute that there is room only for one bed
and a bedside cabinet. Visitors can't walk
about on the 2nd floor, but can view it from
the step ladder.
There's just about enough room for one
stove, a water tap, a bedside cabinet and a
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