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Activity 1
DIFFERENTIATION



New forms of housing




Over to you!

The pros and cons of co-housing

Let’s use what you have learnt in
Activity 1

You are the parliamentary assistant of a local MP (Member of Parliament). He or she has asked for a short report about the pros and cons of co-housing to help him or her make an important decision about a project for your area.

From French to English


MEDIATION

La traduction de « tout »

  • Pour exprimer une globalité : all + nom
    Ex : All the car park is on the edge of the site.

  • Pour exprimer une répétition (chaque) : every / each + nom
    Ex : Every week the residents eat together in the dining room.
    Every est toujours suivi d’un nom au singulier.

  • La totalité (n.) : the whole + nom, entire + nom

  • Intégralement (adv.) : entirely, completely, fully

  • Très : quite, very

  • Tout en : as + proposition, while + proposition

  • Exercices p. 70

    Group 1: L.I.L.A.C.

    “What is co-housing?”, House Planning Help, 2015. Joe Atkinson is one of the co-founders of L.I.L.A.C (Low Impact Living Affordable Community) situated in West Leeds, Yorkshire, UK. Their project took 7 years to bring to life and the first residents moved into the community in May 2013.

    Group 3: The Collective Old Oak

    A shared workspace at the Collective Old Oak, London, 2017. The Collective Old Oak is the world’s largest co-living space. It opened in 2016 and houses over 500 people in Willesden, North West London.

    Group 2: The Threshold Centre

    “Home Truths-Co-housing”, British Gas, 2014. Located in Gillingham, Dorset, UK, the Threshold Centre’s aim is to offer a greener, more affordable, more neighbourly place to live. Every month you can visit the Centre and enjoy afternoon tea with the residents at the same time.

    Toolbox

    • advantage / asset / benefit ≠ disadvantage / downside / drawback (n.)
    • developer /dɪˈvεləpə/ (n.)
    • development /dɪˈvεləpmənt/(n.)
    • private space ≠ shared / communal space (n.)
    • develop /dɪˈvεləp/ / create and build (v.)
    Voir les réponses

    You are in charge of one document.

    Workbook p. 24

    1
    Read the explanatory text about your document and look at the picture. What do you expect to see in the video?


    2
    Watch the video and be ready to present it in a few sentences.


    3
    What are the advantages of this project? Why?
    4
    What could its disadvantages be?

    Useful vocabulary: It gives the main features of a project called...
    The good points of this project are...
    For me, it is annoying not to have...
    I would not appreciate the fact that...
    ... is an advantage whereas... is a disadvantage.

    Let's talk this out!

    GROUP WORK
    MEDIATION

    Share your findings with your classmates and learn about the other projects.

    5
    What are the common points and the differences between them?

    6
    What makes these projects innovative? Why?


    7
    Where would you prefer to live? Why?


    Useful vocabulary: I’d prefer to live... I’d rather live...
    I couldn’t bear living... I couldn’t stand living...
    On the one hand... On the other hand...

    Let's learn!

    Mind map it!

    Prepare a mind map to recap what you have learnt about co-housing. You can use the following categories but you can also add your own.


    aims
    private spaces
    shared spaces
    pros
    cons
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