English Vocabulary Exercises for A1 – home


1. Label the parts of the home (1-13) with the words below.

bathroom      basement      bedroom      dining room      garage

garden      hall      kitchen      living room      loft      study      toilet

utility room

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1) loft   2) bedroom   3) bathroom   4) study   5) toilet

6) garage   7) kitchen   8) dining room   9) living room

10) utility room   11) hall   12) basement   13) garden

2. Match a-z in the picture with the words (1-26) below.

1) bath

2) bed

3) bin

4) blinds

5) bookcase

6   c arpet

7   c hest of drawers

8   c lock

9   c ooker

10) cupboard

11) curtains

12) desk

13) dishwasher

14) hi-fi

15) lamp

16) light

17) mirror

18) rug

19) shelves

20) shower

21) sink

22) sofa

23) stool

24) toilet

25) wardrobe

26) washing machine

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1) f   2) d   3) s   4) I   5) l   6) w   7) c   8) t   9) r   10) n

11) x   12) j   13) q   14) u   15) k   16) y   17) b   18) a

19) p   20) h   21) m   22) v   23) z   24) g   25) e   26) o

3. Listen to a dialogue about an apartment. In which order do they visit these rooms? Number them from 1 to 6.



dining room


living room

utility room

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1) kitchen   2) utility room   3) dining room

4) living room   5) bathroom   6) bedroom

4. Listen again and complete the sentences from the dialogue. Use words from exercise 2.

1) The ________. looks really modern.

2) The ________.  are electric too.

3) That ________. is enormous!

4) The ________. on the wall is beautiful.

5) The ________. looks very comfortable.

6) The ________. are an unusual colour.

7) That ________. is very attractive.

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1) cooker   2) blinds   3) sink   4) mirror   5) sofa

6) curtains   7) light


Agent So, let’s start here. And as you can see, everything in this room is quite new.

Customer Yes. The cooker looks really modern. Is it electric?

a Yes, it is. Everything is electric, actually.

c You mean, like the fridge?

a Well, of course. But look. The blinds are electric too.

c That’s great! Er ___ is there a washing machine?

a Not in this room. But open this door, and ___

c Oh, that’s really nice.

a It’s not a big room, but it’s got everything you need. There are a few cupboards, there’s a washing machine ___

c That sink is enormous!

a Yes. It’s perfect for washing clothes. Shall we see the other rooms now?

c Yes, please.

a So, this is the next room. It’s got a table and chairs.

c The mirror on the wall is beautiful.

a Yes. It makes the room look larger.

c I can imagine having dinner in here with some friends.

a Yes, it’s perfect, isn’t it? And when you want to relax before or after dinner, you can bring your guests through to this other room ___

c Oh, yes. Very nice. The sofa looks very comfortable. Er ___ the curtains are an unusual colour.

a Yes. You’ll probably want to change those. Anyway, let’s go upstairs. Follow me ___

c Oh, yes. I love this. Very modern. That light is very attractive.

a Yes. And the bath and the shower are nice too.

c Yes. Very nice. And what’s through this door?

a Yes, it is. After you ___

c Oh, this is a good size. It’s a big bed! And is there a wardrobe?

a Yes, there is. The wardrobe is behind the door.

c Oh, yes. I didn’t see it.

a So, what do you think?

c I love it. When can I move in?

Extra exercises

1. Circle the item that is not usually in the room.


a bed  b chest of drawers

     c cooker  d curtains


a bath  b desk

     c mirror   d toilet


a bin  b clock

     c sofa  d dishwasher


a carpet  b hi-fi

     c  shelves  d wardrobe


a blinds  b chair

     c lamp  d shower


a bookcase b cupboards

   c sink            d washing machine

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1) c   2) b   3) c   4) d   5) d   6) a

2. Match the definitions with the parts of a house below.

basement      dining room      garage      garden      hall      loft      utility room

1) a room where people eat ________.

2) the room in a house that is near the front door ________.

3) a room in a part of a building that is under the ground ________.

4) a part of a house where you keep your car ________.

5) the room under the roof of a house ________.

6) a piece of land by your house where you can grow flowers, fruit and vegetables ________.

7) a room where people often keep their washing machine ________.

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1) dining room   2) hall   3) basement   4) garage   5) loft

6) garden 7) utility room

3. Complete the sentences with the words below.

basic      daily      free      next-door      sandy      tropical

1) One of best friends is ________. neighbour.

2) The shop in the villages sells ________. supplies, but you have to go into the town to find a supermarket.

3) The south of Spain is famous for its ________. beaches.

4) Curaҫao is a ________. island in the Caribbean.

5) _____. life in Antarctica is hard because of the extreme cold.

6) What do you enjoy doing in your ________. time?

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1) next-door   2) basic   3) sandy   4) tropical   5) daily   6) free

4. Match the sentences (1-6) with the phrases (a-f).

1) You can easily get three cars in their garage.

2) You can’t stand up in the loft.

3) That room has a lot of windows.

4) Our living room is warm and comfortable.

5) There are a lot of clothes on the floor of your room.

6) You can’t see anything in the basement.

a It’s cosy.

b It’s uncomfortable.

c It’s dark.

d It’s large.

e It’s untidy.

f It’s bright.

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1) d   2) b   3) f   4) a   5) e   6) c