Home Sweet Home

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Negative Imperatives, Suggestions
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on describing rooms in a house, emphasizing negative imperatives.

Lesson Description

There’s no place like home! In this lesson, students will learn how to describe the different rooms located inside a house. This lesson features audio that discusses the various activities a family does in their home. Students will also learn and practice negative imperatives, suggestions, and vocabulary relating to this topic. This lesson includes plenty of engaging discussion activities and worksheets that have been developed for adults and teenagers.

Lesson Objectives

  • To describe the different rooms located inside a house

  • To learn and practice negative imperatives and suggestions

  • To develop speaking and listening skills

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic


Listen to the audio about one’s home. Families can spend their time differently at home. A father might enjoy some alone time in the study while a mother waters the plants. Some children might repair bikes in the garage while others chat with friends online. A home is supposed to be a safe space for each family member to relax and feel at peace.

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

repair [verb]: to fix something that is broken
study [noun]: a room in a house that is used for paperwork, computer work, or reading; an office
chat [verb]: to talk with someone in an informal and friendly way
attic [noun]: a room or space at the top of a house under the roof
basement [noun]: a room or rooms that are below ground level in a building
diary [noun]: a person's private record of events, thoughts, feelings, etc., that are written down every day
put away [phrasal verb]: to put something in the place where you usually keep it; to hide something
project [noun]: planned work that has a set purpose
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