AROUND THE HOUSE – ROOMS IN A HOUSE

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Rooms in a house vocabulary


USEFUL VOCABULARY – CLICK ON A ROOM TO FIND OUT MORE

bathroom | bedroom | kitchen | living room / lounge

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Other Rooms

AtticPeople store things in the attic.
BallroomA room in stately homes where rich people dance and concerts are held.
Box RoomA small room used for storage.
CellarUnderneath the house.
CloakroomA small room for a downstairs toilet.
ConservatoryA greenhouse attached to a house as a sun room, or for the display of plants.
Dining RoomA room where people eat (see eating at home).
Drawing RoomA room in stately homes where posh people entertain.
Games RoomA room in large houses where games are played.
HallThe entrance passage to a house.
LandingThe level area at the top of a staircase or between one flight of stairs and another.
LarderA small room used for the storage of food.
LibraryA room where books are kept.
Music RoomA room where people play music.
OfficeA room where people work.
PantryA small room used to store kitchen and dining items.
ParlourOld fashioned word for living room.
Living RoomYet another name for sitting room / lounge.
Spare Room/
Guest Room
A room where guests sleep and clutter is stored.
ToiletA room where people go to the toilet (often known as WC / loo).
Utility RoomA room where appliances such as washing machines are used.

Things you may find around the house

light bulb(s)

plug(s)socket(s)torch(es)
light bulb(s)plug(s)socket(s)torch(es)
ceiling light(s)lamp(s)curtain(s)Lock
ceiling light(s)lamp(s)curtain(s)lock(s)
keyshelf(shelves)(tele)phone(s)box(es)
key(s)shelf (shelves)(tele)phone(s)box(es)
plug(s)battery(ies)photo(graph)(s)
plug(s)battery (batteries)photo(graph)(s)

NATURALLY SPEAKING

CEILING | DOOR | FLOOR | WALL | WINDOW

Anatomy of a Room

Dialogue

HERE IS A CONVERSATION BETWEEN MRS SMITH (JOAN) AND HUSBAND STEVE.
It’s Saturday and Joan and Steve are decorating.
JoanSteve, you missed a bit.
SteveWhere?
JoanHere, on the wall just by the window, you can see a patch of white.
SteveOh yes, I see it. It’s difficult in this light.
JoanI know dear. Well, at least we have finished this room; only five more to go.
SteveAre you sure you want to put wallpaper up in the lounge?
JoanYes, but don’t worry, I’m really good at wallpapering. I just wish that John would decide on what he wants his room doing in.
SteveI know, it’s difficult when you’re a boy, but at least he’s grown out of Star Wars. I keep thinking he’ll ask for red and black or something equally gruesome.
JoanYes, but it is his room. I’m glad we decided not to move. Maybe we should think about building an extension to the kitchen instead.
SteveOne thing at a time please! Lets get this decorating over and done with first.
JoanHa! Oh by the way you missed a bit by the door too!
SteveHmmm, thanks. Here’s a brush.

 

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