Describe a friend’s home you visited but you don’t want to live there.
You should say:
Where the home is
Who this person is
What kind of home it is
And explain why you don’t want to live there
I had a friend in university called Roy. He was a nice, pleasant and intelligent man, actually. A bit older than me. He lived in a flat not far from campus. I used to visit him often because we shared similar interests in books, music and sports. He also helped me a lot with my studies, as he was really smart and enjoyed helping others. But his home was so messy and dirty – it was unbelievable really how messy and dirty it was. He knew it too, and admitted it, and said he just couldn’t organise himself and hated cleaning. It was an interesting home, I must say, with loads of books, ornaments and old paintings and wall hangings and things. I did enjoy my visits to Roy’s house, just that it was so unclean and dusty I was always sneezing when I was there. He also had two cats, a certain breed of cat that always leaves a lot of hair on the chairs and carpet. They were constantly molting. He didn’t seem to care, but I think this might have been the reason I was sneezing a lot – a sort of allergy to cat fur maybe. Anyway, I liked the design of the flat, it had high ceilings, wooden floors, a huge balcony with plants on it, and a very spacious and functional kitchen – except he never did any washing up so it was impossible to cook in it! So, all in all, you can see why I didn’t want to live there and would never live in an apartment like that or with someone so messy.
messy and dirty：这两个词往往成对出现，属于近义词，mess本身是名词，意思是混乱。比如What a mess! 实在是太脏乱了!
breed：品种，a certain breed of cat，猫的一个品种