What objects can you find in a living room? Today, we are going to look at English vocabulary that we can find in the living room.
First of all: what IS the living room? It’s a room in a house for general family use. Most people watch TV in their living room, or have friends over, or read a book and relax.
Let’s have a look at the following picture from the Learner’s Dictionary and a short dialogue. Then, check the vocabulary below!
Jack has invited his friend Susan over for a chat. Here’s their conversation when Susan arrives:
(J) Hi Susan! How are you? Welcome.
(S) Jack, thanks for having me over!
(J) Come in, come in. Susan, if you don’t mind, could you take your shoes off? I have just had my carpet cleaned.
(S) Sure! I always take my shoes off at home, too. I love your sofa Jack! And I really love your cushions, too, they match the curtains perfectly.
(J) Well, my wife is the decorator here, so I can’t take any credit. All I have done is paint the coffee table and the bookcase. Most of all I just relax here at the end of a long day. I just love sitting in my comfy armchair! Please, Susan, sit down.
(S) Where did you get those rugs from? They look Middle Eastern.
(J) Yes, they are Persian. A lot of our furniture is from our travels around the world. And the rocking chair is a gift from my wife’s grandma.
(S) And where did you get that beautiful vase on the side table?
(J) I got that in China, along with all those picture frames hanging on the wall.
(S) Wow, you have the whole world in your living room!
(J) I know! I love my living room. Ok, then, could I get you anything to drink?
Come in – to enter a place, to be received.
Have me over – this is an expression we use to show appreciation when someone has invited us to their home.
Sit down – to take a seat.
Take off – to remove.
Carpet – a heavy fabric cover for a floor.
Sofa – a long and comfortable piece of furniture on which a person can sit or lie down
Cushions – a soft object or part that is used to make something (such as a seat) more comfortable or to protect a surface from damage : a soft pillow, pad, etc.
Curtains – a piece of cloth that hangs down from above a window and can be used to cover the window.
Coffee table – a long, low table that is usually placed in front of a sofa in someone’s home.
TV Cabinet – a piece of furniture that holds the TV.
Armchair – a chair with supports for your arms.
Rugs – a piece of thick, heavy material that is used to cover usually a section of a floor.
Rocking chair – a chair that moves back and forth on rockers that are attached to its legs.
Bookshelves – a shelf that is used for books.
Paintings – a picture that is painted : a picture made by putting paint on a canvas, board, etc.
Vase – a container that is used for holding flowers or for decoration.
Side table – a table that is designed to be placed against a wall.
Picture frames – the structure that holds the picture in place.
Could I get you anything? – a question we ask to be polite when someone is in our home. We offer to get them something to drink or eat.