Topic: Household Appliances



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: household appliances. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

dishwasher (n) an appliance to wash dishes automatically
My favorite appliance is the dishwasher because I don’t have to wash the dishes by hand.
refrigerator (n) an appliance to keep food cold; sometimes called a fridge
She has a refrigerator with a freezer on top.
freezer (n) an appliance to keep food frozen with ice
She keeps the meats in the freezer.
stove (n) an appliance to cook food with electric or gas; using pot and pans
The stove is good for frying or boiling food.
oven (a) an appliance with a door to bake or roast food; usually an oven is below the stove
He likes to bake cakes in the oven.
washer (n) an appliance to wash and clean clothes
She has an extra large capacity washer.
dryer (n) an appliance to dry clothes after they are washed
He likes to use the dryer instead of hanging his clothes outside to dry.
coffee maker (n) an appliance to make or to brew coffee
They use a coffee maker every day to make coffee.
toaster (n) an appliance to toast bread or bagels
I like to use the toaster to toast bagels.
blender (n) an appliance to blend things together; usually into liquid form
We like to make smoothies in our blender.


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. Tell me some of the household appliances you have in your home.
  2. Are household appliances expensive to buy in your country?
  3. Which household appliance is your favorite? Why?
  4. Do you like to cook? Why or why not?
  5. Tell me some things you can make in a blender.
  6. How do you like your toast: lightly toasted or darkly toasted? Why?
  7. Do you have an electric or gas stove? Which do you like better?
  8. Tell me some things you can cook in an oven?
  9. Tell me some things you can cook on the stove.
  10. Where are your washer and dryer located in your home?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


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