Conversation Questions: Houses and Architecture

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Do you think that old buildings are more beautiful than new ones? Why or why not? What's your favorite room in the house? Why?
Describe a well-known building in your hometown. Tell about the last time you visited a famous building or monument. What was it? How did it look?
How important are monuments (like Big Ben or the Statue of Liberty) in defining a nation? When was the house/apartment you now live in built? How do you think it has changed since then?
Describe your dream house. Describe a building you dislike. Why don't you like it?
Describe your house or apartment. How many rooms does it have? How many bathrooms? Who lives there? What was the last improvement you made to your house or apartment? Tell about it.
Would you prefer to own a single family house or an apartment? Why? What city's architecture has impressed you the most?
How do you think ancient civilizations (for example, the Egyptians, Mayans, and Greeks) constructed large buildings? What do you know about American houses? How are they different from houses in your country?

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