Household items (Part 1) | Elementary Vocabulary

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Describing Household Items in English

Household items are everyday objects that are typically found in a home and are used for various purposes. These items can include furniture, appliances, kitchenware, bedding, towels, cleaning supplies, and more. Some examples of household items include chairs, tables, sofas, refrigerators, washing machines, microwaves, ovens, pots and pans, dishes, silverware, bed linens, towels, vacuum cleaners, brooms, mops, and so on. Essentially, any item that is used to support the functioning of a household can be considered a household item.

Learn 12 words to describe things in the home

Use these flashcards to learn the meaning of the terms for this unit. You can also practice the pronunciation by listening to the audio on each card.

Practice Exercises for Household Item Vocabulary

Exercise 1 – Play this flashcard game to review the vocabulary

Exercise 2 – Practice using the vocabulary in context

Exercise 3 – Listening activity

Exercise 1

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Exercise 3

Vocabulary Quiz

Let us review the vocabulary about household items

TermPart of speechDefinition
armchairnouna chair with supports for your arms
blanketnouna covering made of cloth that is used especially on a bed to keep you warm
boardnouna long, thin, flat piece of wood
bookshelfnouna shelf that is used for books
carpetnouna heavy fabric cover for a floor
ceilingnounthe inside surface at the top of a room
cupboardnouna piece of furniture used for storage that has doors and contains shelves
curtainnouna piece of cloth that can be used to cover the window
downstairsnounon or to a lower floor of a building
drawernouna box that slides into and out of a piece of furniture (such as a desk) and that is used to store things
furniturenounchairs, tables, beds, etc., that are used to make a room ready for use
gatenouna place in a wall or a fence that has a movable part which can be opened or closed like a door