Each expression in this post has been shown with meaning and an example. This blog post on “IELTS Accommodation Vocabulary” contains a total of 29 useful expressions for speaking and aims to help IELTS students, ESL learners, and teachers improve their English.

1. (all the) mod cons

Meaning: technology at home that makes jobs easier such as washing machine, dishwater, etc.

2. appartment block

a large building made up of smaller units of apartments

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3. back garden

a garden at the rear of the house

4. detached house

a house that is not physically connected to another property

5. to do up a property

to repair an old building

6. dream home

a home you regard as perfect

7. first-time buyer

someone buying a property for the first time, especially when taking out a loan (mortgage)

8. fully-furnished

a rented property with all furniture included

9. to get on the property ladder

to buy a property with the aim of buying another bigger or more expensive one later in life

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10. hall of residence

a college or university building where students live

11. home comforts

thaings that make ahome feel comfortable to live in

12. house-hunting

looking for a property to live in

13. house-warming party

a party to celebrate moving into a new home

14. ideal home

a perfect home

15. to live on campus

to live on the university or colleg grounds

16. mobile home

a home that can be moved by a vehicle or one that has its own engine

17. to move into

to begin to live in a property

18. to own your own home

to have bought the property you live in

19. to pay rent in advance

weekly or monthly rent paid at the beginning of the week or month

20. permanent address

a fixed address

21. property market

the buying or selling of land or buildings

22. to put down a deposit

to pay an amount of money as the first in a series of future payments

23. rented accommodation

property owned by someone else and for which a e person pays a fixed amount to live in

24. single room

a room for one person

25. spacious room

a large room

26. student digs

student acommodation

27. the suburbs

a residential area on the edge of towns or cities

28. to take out a mortgage

to borrow a large amount of money, apid back over several years, in order to pay a house

29. terraced house

a house connected on both sides by other properties

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