The House of the Future?



A tiny apartment transforms into 24 rooms
Conversation & video activity



How you do you imagine a “house of the future”?
What will be different in comparison to a typical house nowadays?
How has housing evolve over the years, in terms of comfort, technology, etc?
How and where did people live in the past?

What is an intelligent house?
What characteristics will make your life easier? What could potentially complicate your life in your future house?

What issues will arise with housing in the future? Will there be housing shortages in the future?

Is the housing situation, at present, similar around the world?

What would a house on the Moon look like?



 Watch the clip about an original house in Hong Kong. Choose the right option to complete the statement.

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0zZfpe2v1g      Length: 4 minutes




1.Apartments in Hong Kong are...
in residential areas.
all the same.
in not very high buildings.

2.In Hong Kong there is...
Not much space
Not many people
Not much money to build

3.Gary Chang is...
An engineer
An architect
An employee

4.Gary Chang's apartment...
has one room.
is bigger than other Hong Kong apartments.
has 24 rooms.

5.The original characteristic of the apartment is...
Walls that become smaller
Walls that are compact

Walls that move

6.Chang is...
single.
married.
living with other people.

7.When Chang was a child, he lived...
in a tiny apartment.
in a bigger apartment.
in the same apartment.

8.Chang ...
bought the apartment four years ago.
bought the apartment from his parents.
renovated the apartment twenty years ago.

9.Which house-related words were not mentioned in this video?
guestroom   -   lavatory   -  hall



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