A noticeboard message

A noticeboard message

Learn how to write a noticeboard message.

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Reading text

Looking for a housemate

Single ensuite room available in our lovely three-bedroom house in Didsbury. Five-minute walk from city centre. Move in from 1 June. Shared kitchen and living room with two female housemates, no parking, £600 a month excluding bills. No pets. Contact 07890 123456 for viewing.


1. Write the main title or idea bigger to catch people's attention.

2. Keep the message short, with only the most important information.

3. Don't put your address on it!

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Submitted by nnurainii on Thu, 18/01/2024 - 02:16


for me, it's okay to share a house. moreover, it will be save money if you rent a house with housemates. if the house is yours, it can be your side income. but if it is about sharing a bedroom, no, I can't. because sometimes I need to be alone. I need solitude to think.

Submitted by LUCIE LE on Wed, 10/01/2024 - 07:31


I prefer to live alone. Because I used to sharing the room with my friend but I don't feel comfortable and feel free. So that I moved in order room after, when I live alone I can do everything without have pay everyone attention. So amazing!

Submitted by yahia-45 on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 11:48


from fourteen years I live alone in an apartment i think it is very hard to share
bathroom with other people!

Submitted by ddddsky on Tue, 09/01/2024 - 04:26


I prefer living alone. I didn't think I was comfortable living together with anyone but my family. But, I am living in a shared house now. Luckily, my housemates don't really bother each other and we have someone to look for the house so we don't need to share the house chores. It still feels like I am living alone.

Submitted by Imane Al herchi on Sat, 06/01/2024 - 12:30


I prefer to live alone. I like to keep my routine, I don't like someone interrupting me when I am working or reading. Even though it's more expensive than living with my family, it's my favorite lifestyle.

Submitted by sescom82 on Sat, 06/01/2024 - 03:56


Do you prefer to share a house or live alone?

Of course I prefer live alone, but I live with my husband and fluffy cat.
And I didn't live anytime with housemates.

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Submitted by majdkassem on Fri, 05/01/2024 - 17:48


Hello Dears, Thank you for these materials, and I am asking if there ant tips to maximize the benefits of these writing topic , is solving the accompanying tasks enough to gist the purpose

Hi majdkassem,

I'm glad that you found the materials useful! Doing the accompanying tasks is a good start. To develop your writing further, you should also try to apply what you have learned in real life by looking for opportunities to write English. This will allow you to adapt what you have learned to your particular context (e.g. particular readers, situations and purposes of writing). You may also receive valuable feedback from the readers of your writing which can help you to learn more.

I hope that helps.


LearnEnglish team

Submitted by SHYRAILY on Mon, 11/12/2023 - 01:36


I’d rather live alone. Because I’m very meticulous person and being in good relationship with my housemates is hard.

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Submitted by HIROKITO on Sun, 10/12/2023 - 12:42


i think i prefer living alone because i love the silence. Perhaps, a noisy life brought me many troubles, so i've tried to go away from that. When I was younger all types of funny people or any another that made people laugh I used to keen on. But as I grew up, my mind changed. That's why I hate living near the noise and had avoided everybody around me hardly. A calm life without friend should be fun but may be not! But I can prove how funny it is. In conclusion, i prefer living alone to share house with people. However, i need someone who can keep me away from the ghost!=(