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1. Are there many people living near you?
Yeah there are, because I live in quite a residential area, and so most of the buildings around my home are apartment blocks.
No, I wouldn’t say there are, because I mean, a lot of the flats where I live are empty, which is probably due to the fact that most of the people who bought them didn’t actually plan on moving in, but instead bought them simply as an investment. So yeah, it’s a pretty quiet neighbourhood.
2. Do you know all your neighbours?
Well, I wouldn’t say I know all them, but I know a fair few, and that’s mainly because I spend quite a lot of time in gardens of my apartment complex, which is how I got to know them.
No not really, because my neighbours tend to keep (pretty much) to themselves. You know, I mean, if I happen to see them, we might say hi to each other, but that’s about it, and then they’ll just continue with doing whatever it is they’re doing.
3. When do you see your neighbours?
I guess the time when I mostly see them is when I’m in the lift of my apartment block. You know, that’s pretty much the only time I come into contact with them, because I don’t really know them all that well, so I’ve neverbeen round to any of their homes or anything like that.
4. How often do you see your neighbours?
Well I guess it depends, because I mean, during term time, I don’t see them at all, cos I’m away at university,. but during the holidays, when I’m back home, I guess I probably see them about three or four times a week, because I’m quite good friends with a few of them.
5. Do you think it’s important to know your neighbours?
Yeah, I suppose it is, because I think it helps create a good community spirit if we know our neighbours. In other words, it kind of gives the neighbourhood a nice, friendly feel, instead of a cold, unwelcoming one, if you know what I mean!
No I wouldn’t really say it is, because for me I think friends and family are enough. And I mean, in my case I don’t spend nearly enough time with my family as it is, so I can’t really see the need to get to know my neighbours as well. And this probably goes for a lot of people, not just me.
6. What do you think of your neighbours?
They’re all really nice people. You know, they’re always very pleasant to me whenever I see them. And I can’t think of a single instance when I’ve had problems with any of them. So yeah, I feel pretty lucky to have such good neighbors!
7. What sorts of problems can people have with their neighbors?
Well I guess one of the main ones would be noise. You know, like putting on music too loud or having the TV on full volume, that kind of thing. So that’s probably the biggest complaint that people have with their neighbors. And as well as this, I suppose another problematic issue could be pets, because a lot of neighbors who have them don’t put their dogs on a lead when they’re walking them, which I think is quite in considerate, seeing as a lot of people are quite scared of dogs!
8. In what ways can neighbors help each other?
I’d say they can help each other in all manner of ways. For example, babysitting, looking after a pet while you’re away, um, what else, um, oh yeah, keeping a spare house key for emergencies, you know, stuff like that.
9. How has the relationship between neighbors changed between now and the past?
I’d say it’s changed a lot, and probably the main change has been that nowadays, people don’t really see their neighbors all that often, whereas in the past, they used to do quite a lot of things together. For example, people would often have their neighbors over for lunch or dinner, which doesn’t really happen that much anymore.