Topic: House and Home

Look at these pictures:

Home and Furniture
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See also: House/Apartment

Describe the house or apartment where you are now living.
How many rooms does it have? How big is it? How many people live there?

Describe your (bed)room. Is it large or small? Clean or messy?

Tell where things are located in your room. Use "there is/are..." and prepositions.

For More Practice

Here are some phrases to use when talking about location:

Talking about Location
Describing a Picture
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Draw a floor plan of your house. Describe each room.
Tell where furniture, appliances, and other things are located.

Role Play

Pretend you left an important book in your room.
Call your "mother" (your partner) on the telephone.
Tell your mother where to find the book in your room.

Pretend you and your partner are going to buy a house together.
Design the house, discussing each room and how it will look.

Pretend you are moving into a new house today.
Your partner works for the moving company.
Tell him/her where to put each piece of furniture.