Vocabulary Activities

Mundane monologues - What would I change in my house?

 Activity by Steven Starry - Profesor en Alcorcón

Fill in all the gaps with the missing words, then press "Check" to check your answers. Use the "Hint" button to get a free letter if an answer is giving you trouble. Click this button again for another letter. Note that you will lose points if you ask for hints! Listen to the recording afterwards.

Rellena los espacios en blanco con las palabras que faltan. Haz click en "Check" para comprobar tus aciertos. Si te resulta difícil la respuesta utiliza el botón "Hint" y te revelará una letra de la casilla en la que te encuentres, puedes clickear varias veces en "Hint" y te dará cada vez una letra más de la palabra. Perderás puntos con las pistas. Escucha a la grabación despues.

   armchair      dismantle      electrical      heating      installed      insulation      oven      paint      radiators      renovate      renovation      replace      terrace   
What would I change in my house?
If I had the money just sitting around, I would totally my home. I'd probably begin by getting new triple-paned energy-efficient windows . And I'd probably all of my interior doors with either entirely wooden doors for the 2 bedrooms, office and bathroom and frosted glass doors for the kitchen and living room. All my doors are 20 years old and are showing the wear and tear, and they were never that good to begin with. I'd love to have a much sturdier front door for added security just in case. I have a just outside of the kitchen which I would enclose in glass, and if I could do so, I would have a radiant heating and cooling system, which could also heat water, installed out there. I'm not sure if it's even possible, but if I could do it, I would get new radiant and cooling floors installed complete with rustic-looking ceramic floor tiles; and I wouldn't get carpeting due to my allergy to dust. Of course, if I could do that, I'd remove all of my old from all of the rooms and the water heater from the kitchen. Then, I'd go ahead and take advantage of the opportunity to go ahead and have soundproofing insulation installed in the walls and ceiling as well. I'd like a new set of high-quality speakers and the soundproofing would be installed for my neighbors' sake so I wouldn't bother them with the volume of my music or TV programmes. After all this was done, I'd have my house re-painted white and I'd finish it off myself with a couple of coats of Osaka-brand green granite-looking because I probably just wouldn't be able to trust anyone else to get it right.
In my master bedroom, the closet would also get replaced with something newer and more practical. I'd also replace my old-fashioned bed and spring mattress with a double adjustable bed and a foam or latex mattress.
In my living room, I'd throw out my old display case, book shelf and TV stand combo and replace it with something newer in which a modern 65-inch OLED or LED TV and speakers would fit. I'd also get a new sofa, and folding table while I was at it, because why not?
In my bathroom, I'd have the bathtub removed and replaced with a shower. Also, I'd replace all the tiles on the walls and floor with something with a nice rustic design. In my kitchen, I'd also re-tile the entire room and if the installers were able to and re-assemble the furniture, I'd do so. But, if not, I'd have it all replaced. My fridge, washing machine and stove (or cooker) are practically new, but my would need replacing at this point.
I figure all of this would cost about 45,000 euros, of which about 15,000 would be for just the radiant cooling and heating system and new floors.
There's a chance I'd have to move out of my house while the was taking place, which would raise the cost even more.