Cambridge book 16 - Writing Task 2 - Test 1
In some countries, more and more people are becoming interested in finding out about the history of the house or building they live in.
What are the reasons for this?
How can people research this?
In some countries = In some parts of the world
more and more people = an increasing number of people
finding out about = researching
the history of the house or building they live in = their home's past
In some parts of the world, an increasing number of
people are becoming interested in researching their home's past.
is because they feel this can add thousands onto the value of their house.
Interviewing older neighbours in the community can help gather enough
information about one's home.
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The main reason for
such research is the possibility of adding resale value to the property
The boom of reality property shows in some
countries has made people realise that an interesting history can make their
house worth more in the housing market.
For example, if someone were to discover a famous
person once lived in their home, or if it were architecturally significant,
this fact could attract much higher bids than otherwise.
However, exciting as
this might seem, it is more than likely that the house was occupied by ordinary
people, but it is still fascinating to find out who they were.
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the reason, there is a plethora of methods to carry out such research, both
online and off.
Asking the neighbours and local historical
societies can provide clues to discover who the previous, possibly, famous
example, many older members of the community could be approached as they tend
to know everything that goes on in a neighbourhood, and many local organisations
have extensive online records that could be checked for information.
all this wealth of resources, it should be easy for the house historian to find
out what they need.
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In conclusion, the
growth of interest in property history can be ascribed to a desire to increase
the value of the building. Thus, it is relatively easy these days to uncover
the hidden past of house and home, whether of the building or its former
occupants by methodical use of on and off-line sources.