A noticeboard message

Learn how to write a noticeboard message.

Do the preparation task first. Then read the text and tips and do the exercises.

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.

Tips

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!

Take your language skills and your career to the next level
Get unlimited access to our self-study courses for only £5.99/month.

Discussion

Download
Worksheet73.89 KB

Language level

Submitted by estelabarozzi on Thu, 25/11/2021 - 18:40

Permalink

I prefer live alone ! It is not easy share a house. A young person may like it, but over time we like privacy.

Submitted by Sagoon on Thu, 18/11/2021 - 09:26

Permalink

I prefer to living alone because I love peaceful and I happy to can do anything freely without caring anypeople or person who live with.

Submitted by 0819422243 on Thu, 11/11/2021 - 16:22

Permalink

both live alone and share room have two sides. the good side of sharing room include: you have roomate to share everething, you can help, study, play video game, excercise together. but you no have private space. sometimes you can have conflictions.

Submitted by tania.fungambuto on Wed, 03/11/2021 - 17:07

Permalink

I never shared a house with others besides my family. I need my privacy and I like the things clean and organised. So if in the future it will be an option, I would like to share with someone who have the same preference as me.

Submitted by husseinayif on Tue, 02/11/2021 - 05:59

Permalink

I don't like to share my house or even room with any housemate because a lot of them don't respect your privacy many of them don't respect your time if you need to take a rest or sleep

Submitted by MarlonCV on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 20:42

Permalink

I do prefer living alone. I have only one experience renting a single room in a 2-bedroom house with 2 housemates, but there was only one there. He never left the toilet clean and was always dirty as f, and because of that I made up my mind next time I gotta get a flat or sth It would be a single one. But I'm always open, as long as the roomies be hygienic and worries about having clear the house without having telling them so (which is uncomfortable and weird).

Submitted by linhchinbk on Thu, 28/10/2021 - 04:13

Permalink

I prefer to share a house. There are several reasons to support my opinion. First, I can save much money. For example, when I live with housemates, we can share electricity, water, gas bills and so on. Second, I dont feel lonely and can ask for their help when I have problems. I think this is so nice.

Submitted by ANOUAR on Wed, 27/10/2021 - 09:57

Permalink

I'd rather prefer living alone in my nest than live with someone I don't like...

Submitted by LamVanPhuong on Sun, 10/10/2021 - 14:05

Permalink

for me i prefer live alone because i can avoid conflicts with my roommates

Submitted by pabloxje on Wed, 15/09/2021 - 23:20

Permalink
I prefer to live alone, because sharing is to hard, not always you find a good roomate and it will be exausting to find someone similar to us.

Submitted by hassan rakib on Thu, 09/09/2021 - 16:49

Permalink
I love to leave alone all by myself in a studio apartment. It must be a single large space where I can do my art works without any interruption. It must be a well lit house with large windows. Kitchen and toilet should be arranged in open comcept.

Submitted by avenesra on Thu, 12/08/2021 - 10:52

Permalink
I'd rather live with my bestie, it'll be wonderful. But to be honest I don't know it'll be fair or not. I'm very complicated person, I have my own living rules thus it'll be a problem to share a room with her.

Submitted by EdithF on Fri, 30/07/2021 - 03:52

Permalink
I love living with my family; but I wish one day I could live alone, being totally self-sufficient. :)

Submitted by KATIELLE RAIAN… on Mon, 12/07/2021 - 12:22

Permalink
As I have a family, husband and daughter I prefer to live alone. But when I was single, I loved sharing a house.

Submitted by DW on Wed, 16/06/2021 - 04:42

Permalink
I prefer living with my close friends or my family. I think it is more supportive. Whenever I get problem, you I can ask for their advise immediately. Beside, living by myself is so lonely, I love sharing with others.

Submitted by amola on Mon, 07/06/2021 - 17:54

Permalink
I prefer to live alone with strange people but I prefer to shre it with kust closr friends. looking for ahousemate:single room with anensuite bathroom avaliable in our lovely home with three bed room .close to or 5 mintues from center bark.move in 1 october .shared kitchen and living room with 2 housemates.No barking .no pet. 600 a month excluding bills. contact 0000 for viewing.. sorry but I am practicing to write like the noticeboard up

Submitted by DarwinM on Tue, 20/04/2021 - 02:49

Permalink
I prefer to live alone because of the quiet atmosphere and privacy, but I'd choose share a house if it's needed in order to reduce the rent.

Submitted by Kibidango on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:00

Permalink
I think it depends on when and where to live. I used to share my room at a hall of residence with one of my friends. After graduating from university, I lived alone in the town working as a librarian. Then I moved into the country and have lived with my family. Each life has upside and downside, but I love all of them.

Submitted by mirtha on Fri, 09/04/2021 - 14:52

Permalink
I prefer live alone or with my family.

Submitted by PuenteD on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 01:01

Permalink
I prefer live with other people, to share and to drink.... Proust.

Submitted by Veronikka on Thu, 08/04/2021 - 00:53

Permalink
I prefer to live alone, because I like my independence. But if I go abroad and I don't have enough money, maybe I would share the house with other people.

Submitted by Dibesciak on Tue, 06/04/2021 - 08:44

Permalink
I would love to live alone but in London is so expensive to rent flat just for one person unless you have high-paid job. I think that is the biggest disadvantages if you live in London that you can not afford to live alone but in other hand at least you may have chance to meet and know many people from all over the world.

Submitted by NguyenNhi.SW on Mon, 05/04/2021 - 16:54

Permalink
I like to live alone because of the convenience and comfort.

Submitted by Ehsan on Sun, 04/04/2021 - 06:24

Permalink
If my housemates are good, I would definitely prefer to share it.

Submitted by Camila Abreu on Tue, 30/03/2021 - 14:37

Permalink
Both experiences are cool. I have lived in republics in Brazil, when I was at university. We shared the bills and household chores. We had a dog called Pitanga. Good times!

Submitted by AbdelmalekBC on Mon, 29/03/2021 - 01:20

Permalink
I prefer live in single ensuite room in a three-bedroom house with two housemate, I find it more fanny to live with other people, also It’s too expensive to rent a house alone. the only downside is that the people who lives with you must be polite persons.

Submitted by Nader Ahmed on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 21:38

Permalink
Sorry, I don't prefer to share my house with anybody except my family, I can share it with my brothers, My cousin, My nephew, and so on.

Submitted by Bandar 777 on Sun, 28/03/2021 - 14:43

Permalink
I like beautiful Luxury house but Prefer a cheap house if i live Allon in the Future

Submitted by Asni on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 23:54

Permalink
I would rather live alone than share a house with other people. Even if I'd have to spend more money, it'd be worth it because I'd be buying my well-being. When you live alone, you feel free and chilled as you don't have to bother to ask people to clean or turn down the music. No need to wait ages for your turn to use the kitchen or the bathroom either, you can take your shower whenever it suits you and comfortably sit or lie on your couch in the living room watching your favourite movie all relaxed, no worry whatsoever.

Submitted by Andrea Valencia on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 21:43

Permalink
I prefer to live alone in a flat

Submitted by mdabdulmomenbhuiyan on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 06:13

Permalink
Sometimes I like to stay alone with natural beauty and seaside. Sometimes stay with children is most significant for me. Sometimes tour with children is the best memory of life.

Submitted by mdabdulmomenbhuiyan on Tue, 23/03/2021 - 06:05

Permalink
First of all, I would like to thank BRITISH COUNCIL created this such group.

Submitted by azahrara on Wed, 17/03/2021 - 16:26

Permalink
I prefer live alone because I more comfortable with myself and I really enjoy my days when I am alone.

Submitted by MikhailZatopliaev on Sun, 14/03/2021 - 23:57

Permalink
I prefer live alone. It is more expensive then share. But I feel more comfortable myself.

Submitted by Carolina97 on Tue, 09/03/2021 - 22:48

Permalink
I live with my siter, my mom and my grandmother. And I share the bedroom with my sister.

Submitted by PARIMALA MADIAZHAKAN on Sat, 06/03/2021 - 12:47

Permalink
Yes I prefer share a house to others.

Submitted by Marce-English on Wed, 03/03/2021 - 17:18

Permalink
At the moment I live with my family in an apartment, but sometimes it is good to share because that is how you meet people.

Submitted by victor.07 on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 20:47

Permalink
I prefer to share a house because is more funny

Submitted by TIa vinaka on Tue, 02/03/2021 - 02:45

Permalink
I prefer to share a house. I used to live in share house when I was in overseas countries. That time I was able to save much money compering with living alone and make a lot of friends. some of them became my besties. but I guess whether the share house is nice or not depends on flatmates.

Submitted by Marwa.alhaiek on Wed, 24/02/2021 - 14:34

Permalink
It depend on who will be my housemate.

Submitted by LISI20 on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 19:39

Permalink
well currently I still live with my parents, and I think that there is an age where you just wanna be independient. I won´t like to live alone, I would like to live in a flat with good friends and have fun after work.

Submitted by Nimra on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 16:41

Permalink
I prefer living alone.

Submitted by becktoan on Wed, 10/02/2021 - 10:27

Permalink
very good lession. thanks Council.

Submitted by Brenda Patrici… on Tue, 09/02/2021 - 16:05

Permalink
I would rather live alone, but if is neccesary I would share a house with some friends.

Submitted by Truongus123 on Mon, 08/02/2021 - 03:31

Permalink
I prefer to share a house with my friends because it'll help save money and somebody to hang out with

Submitted by Alena23 on Tue, 02/02/2021 - 23:23

Permalink
I used to live in rented properties for years when i was younger , the hardest part was to find nice and clean flatmates . i am still friends with some of them and we did indeed shared some great adventures together .

Submitted by senaguner on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 21:57

Permalink
ı prefer live alone. I do not like share my house or roms with other people. I like to be alone with myself.

Submitted by cmarmare on Thu, 28/01/2021 - 09:53

Permalink
I prefer to live alone if it is possible.