Topic: In the Living Room



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: in the living room. 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

furniture (n) chairs, sofas, tables, etc that are used in a room
A bed is a piece of furniture.
couch/sofa (n) a long piece of furniture on which a person can sit or lie
Usually, two to three people can sit on a sofa.
armchair (n) a chair that supports your arms
I like to sit in an armchair more than a sofa.
recliner (n) an armchair can be tilted back and has a footrest
The recliner is more comfortable than the armchair.
cushion (n) a pillow or pad used to sit on some furniture like sofas
The cushion for the armchair is firm.
coffee table (n) a long low table usually placed in front of a sofa
She likes to put magazines on her coffee table.
end table (n) a small table usually next to a sofa or chair
The lamp is on the end table.
bookshelf (n) a place to put books
The bookshelf has many different books in it.
lamp (n) a device that produces light
The lamp is very bright.
fireplace (n) a place where a fire can be built
We use the fireplace only when it’s cold outside.


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. What do you like to do in your living room?
  2. Where’s your favorite place to sit in your living room? Why?
  3. What furniture is in your living room?
  4. Do you like to eat in your living room? Why or why not?
  5. Do you like a big or small living room? Why?
  6. Where do you like to buy your furniture? Why?
  7. Do you like fireplaces? Why or why not?
  8. Do you sleep on the sofa sometimes? Why or why not?
  9. Besides the living room, where else do you have televisions in your home?
  10. Do you have a bookshelf in your living room? Why or why not?


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


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