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Vocabulary - Home (Rooms and Objects)


This is a list of vocabulary items related to home

Rooms and Places in the Home

Bedroom

A room used for sleeping in.

Living room (UK also sitting room, AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH also lounge room)

The room in a house or apartment that is used for relaxing, and entertaining guests, but not usually for eating.

Bathroom

A room with a bath and/or shower and often a toilet.

Hall

The area just inside the main entrance of a house, apartment or other building which leads to other rooms and usually to the stairs.

Utility room

Usually just for washing machine, freezer etc.

Shed

A separated building from the house usually for storing garden tools.

Loft

Space in the roof of the house usually used only for storage.

Attic

Room in the roof space of a house (could be lived in.)

Cellar

Room below ground level without any windows used for storage.

Basement

Room below ground level, with windows, used for living and working.

Landing

Flat area at the top of a staircase.

Hall

Open area as you come into the house.

Porch

Covered area before the entrance door.

Pantry or larder

Large cupboard used, especially in the past, for storing food.

Terrace or patio

Paved area between the house and garden for sitting and eating, etc.

Study

A room for reading, writing, studying in.

Balcony

An area with a wall or bars around it that is joined to the outside wall of a building on an upper level.

Types of houses / Places Where People Live

House

A building which people, usually one family, live in.

Detached house

Describes a house that is not connected to any other building.

Semi detached house

A house that is semi-detached is one that is joined to another similar house on only one side.

Apartment (UK usually flat)

A set of rooms for living in, especially on one floor of a building.

Terraced house

A house that is joined to the houses on either side of it by shared walls.

Cottage

A small house, usually in the countryside.

Bungalow

A house that has only one story/floor.

Bedsit

A rented room which has a bed, table, chairs and somewhere to cook in it.

Villa

A house usually in the countryside or near the sea, particularly in southern Europe, and often one which people can rent for a holiday.

Time share

A holiday house or apartment which is owned by several different people, each of whom is able to use it for a particular period of the year.

Objects of the home

remote control
Remote control
plug-in-and-power-point
Power point
plug
Plug
television
Television
armchair
Armchair
chair
Chair
dining table
Dining table
door
Door
door handle
Door handle
table mat
Table mat
wardrobe
Wardrobe
bed
Bed
bedside table
Bedside table
mirror
Mirror
carpet
Carpet
curtain
Curtain
drawer
Drawer
cupboard
Cupboard
towel
Towel
bookshelf
Bookshelf
vase
Vase

Home vocabulary exercise.

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