1. Can you describe the place where you live?
I currently live in my parents’ apartment: a flat with three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a living room and a kitchen joined together. The apartment is a flat in a rural area of Shenzhen. It is part of a larger complex of flats built five years ago. As such, its style is modern and minimalist.
2. How long have you lived there?
I have been living there since I was born, for almost 2o years. I am looking forward to moving to my own department in the near future, as I will have more freedom to focus on what I like without worrying about my parents’ arguments.
3. Who do you live with?
Right now, I live with my parents. Living with my parents is quite nice and convenient. We give each other a good company, and my parents always cook delicious food. However, sometimes I prefer to live alone to have more freedom and be more independent.
4. Do you plan to live there for a long time?
I am not planning to live there for a long time, mainly because I would like to spend some time travelling the world and live in different cities. My plan is to move to New York or Los Angeles, in the United States, during the next summer.
5. What is the difference between where you are living now and where you have lived in the past?
The place where I am living in now is much quieter than where I lived before. The house I am living in
now does not have as many people living in as where I grew up. In the house where I grew up, I was surrounded by all the members of my large family.
6. Do you prefer living in a house or a flat?
I prefer a house, as there are more opportunities to organize both interior and exterior spaces. Besides, living in a house allows me to host social events, such as BBQ, with my friends. Instead, in a flat, that may not always be possible.
7. In the future, what type of place would you like to live in?
In the future, I would like to move out of the flat where I am currently living and own a house of my own, preferably with a lot of space for when I invite friends over. Hence, the house should have a big garden and a big living room.
8. What kind of neighborhood/environment/surroundings/home would you like to live in?
I would like to live in a quiet suburban home, away from the busy city life, but with good public services such as hospitals and parks. As much as I enjoy living in the city, I would like to settle down and live a quiet life in the future.
9. What do you usually do in your house/ flat/room?
I spend most of my time relaxing and watching TV shows and movies when I am at home. When I have time, I also like to practice playing the guitar and listening to music.
10. Which room does your family spend most of the time in?
My family spend most of their time in the living room, watching various sports on the television. However, when we are entertaining guests we spend time in other rooms such as the dining room and the conservatory.
n. What part of your home do you like the most?
I like spending time in the kitchen, as I enjoy cooking meals for my family and guests. When I am not cooking, I prefer to relaxing in my bedroom, watching TV shows and playing video games. In the summer, I also like to lay down in the garden, under the sun.
12. Are the transport facilities to your home very good?
The transport links in my local area are usually very good. There are regular buses which arrive directly to my house. However, on Sundays the busses operate on a delayed timetable. Hopefully, the transportation company can improve the Sunday schedule.