Our family lives in a new flat in one of the largest newly built residential areas. We moved into our flat seven years ago. It is a three-room flat on the fifth floor of an eight- storeyed building. It consists of a living-room, a study, a bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom, two closets and a lavatory. There are two balconies in our flat: the first one is in the living-room, and the second in the bedroom. a study a bathroom a kitchen
Our flat has all modern conveniences: central heating, running cold and hot water, electricity, telephone and gas. Besides, there is a lift and a garbage disposal in our building. A balconies
Our living-room is quite a big room of about 19 square metres. It is the largest room in our flat. My parents don't like much furniture in the house, so in the living-room there are two comfortable armchairs and a sofa, a coffee-table and a nice thick carpet on the floor. Of course there is a colour TV set, a stereo cassette-recorder and a record- player in the living-room. A nice chan delier is hanging from the ceiling and there is a standard lamp to the left of the sofa. During the day, the light comes in through the window, but at night, when it gets dark, we switch on the light and draw the curtains across the windows. We like to receive our guests in this room.
At first it was my daddy's room, but as I grew older, it became mine. To tell you the truth, I am very happy to have a room for myself, that's why I always try to keep it tidy and cosy. There is a sofa, a writing table, a bookcase and a wardrobe in my room. On the wall there are some shelves full of English, Ukrainian and Russian books. There is a radio set on the shelf and, I must confess, I like to listen to the wireless in the evening. The dressing- table is next to the sofa. In the chest of drawers I keep clean linen and handkerchiefs and in the wardrobe I keep my clothes, which I hang on coat- hangers. I have two water-colours on the wall above the sofa. They are nice copies of my favourite paintings by Serov.
Our bedroom is the smallest room in our flat. At night, when my parents feel tired and sleepy, they share this room.
But the most popular and favourite place with all of us is the kitchen, as we spend most of our time there. We all are not big-eaters, but use the kitchen as a place where we can have a chat about our problems and life. In the kitchen there are some stools, a table, a cupboard, a sink with water taps, a fridge and a gas cooker. Of course, we usually have our meals there.
We like our flat very much. It is important that our house is rather close to the underground station and we can easily get to any place we like.