It's like being back at primary school! For those of you who know New Czech Step by Step, we're describing the two houses on page 11 of the green exercise book. This is what I'm trying to say but bearing in mind we haven't done plurals yet and only nominative and accusative cases, it's proved a bit tricky! The house on the left is very nice, and very expensive. It is large and has several rooms. The house has many windows and pretty shutters. There is a staircase on the outside of the house, therefore there are are two floors. There are tall trees in the garden and two lamps outside the door. Its owner is probably successful and very rich. The house on the right is ugly and derelict. Although its surroundings are very beautiful, the house is not nice. It is small and old and its garden is overgrown. Its owner is probably very old and poor, with no family. And my stab at the Czech is (without diacritics): Dum navelo je velmi hodny a velmi drahy. Je velky a ma nekolik mistnosti. Dum ma mnoha okna a hesky okenice. [Tam?] je schodiste vne dum proto [tam] je dve patra. [Tam] jsou vysoky stomy na zahrade a dve svitilny pred dvere. Jeho majitel je asi uspesny a velmi bohaty. Dum vlevo je osklivy a opustery. I kdyz jeho postredi jsou velni krasny, dum neni hodny. Je maly a stary a jeho zahrada je porostla. Jeho majitel je asi velmi stary a levny bez rodiny. Any help in spotting the many errors gratefully received! Don't bother making it more imaginative or interesting - at this stage in the game we're keeping it very simple!