1. What are some popular types of houses? Make a list and prepare a short PowerPoint presentation listing characteristic traits of each type. You can use the following resources:
2. What materials are usually used when building a house? Read the articles and make a list of best materials considering their advantages and disadvantages.
3. Have you ever heard about eco-houses? Compile a list of differences between a traditional house and a modern, eco-friendly house.
These websites might help you:
4. Now that you know the different types of houses and different materials used to construct them, design your own dream house. You will later share your design with the rest of the group. Take into consideration:
- where would you like to build your house
- what materials you would use
- how big it would be, how many and what kinds of rooms would be there
You can choose a medium that suits you best: a simple description with a floor plan, a drawing, a painting, computer graphics, a model... Be creative and have fun!