Home Sweet Home

Theresa - author of the lesson plan   Theresa I February 07, 2024
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 Overview

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

  • Grammar: Students will learn and practice negative imperatives and suggestions, focusing on how to give advice or instructions about home activities.

  • Listening: They'll listen to descriptions of family members doing various activities around the house, emphasizing activities tied to specific rooms.

  • Speaking: In this part of the lesson, students will have the opportunity to talk about their own experiences and preferences related to their home life. They'll discuss what activities they prefer to do in different rooms of their house and how they feel about those spaces.

  • Vocabulary: Key terms and phrases about different rooms in a house and activities associated with them will be introduced and practiced.

  • Homework: Exercises will include defining rooms based on their use, identifying true or false statements about home activities, choosing correct verbs to fill in blanks in sentences related to home tasks, and completing sentences using "Let's" or "Don't" to practice making suggestions or giving warnings.


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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