In a typical British home there

are two parents and one, two or three children. Nowadays divorce


is common in Britain, so a lot of children live in a single-parent family, or in a family with a step-parent and step-brothers and sisters.


Most people live in a house with a small garden. In the big cities and in Scotland, a lot of people live in fiats. Nowadays more and more people live

in fiats and more people live alone than before.


People in Britain move house a lot. Many people don't


live in the town where they grew up, because they move to another place to go to university and to get jobs. This means that people of ten live a long way from their grandparents or aunts and uncles.


A lot of young péople leave home between the ages of 18 and 25 when they go to university, get a job or get married. They of ten share a fiat or house with some friends.


Old people don't norm ally live in the same house as their children and grandchildren. They usually live in their own house or fiat,

or in an old people's home.


About half the families in Britain have got a pet. Cats are the most common pets, but dogs, fish, hamsters and birds are also popular.