Where Do You Relax?

Stefanie Simmons - author of the lesson   Stefanie I June 06, 2022
General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Prepositions of Place, There is.../ There are..., Prepositions
Grammar, Speaking, Vocabulary, Listening
Lesson ID
Lesson Time
45 minutes
Screenshot of a beginner's English lesson for adults on describing a living room, emphasizing prepositions of place and related

Lesson Overview

Where do you unwind when you need to take your mind off something? In this lesson, students will learn how to describe a living room and the various things you can find inside one. This lesson features audio of two people describing their living rooms and the different ways they can relax. Students will also learn and practice prepositions of place 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 using prepositions of place to describe the layout and elements within a living room. They'll understand how to use “There is” and “There are” to talk about the presence of furniture and decorations in specific locations.

  • Listening: They will improve their listening skills by hearing two people describe their living rooms, focusing on the arrangement of furniture, decorations, and the overall atmosphere for relaxation. This helps students understand how to use descriptive language and prepositions of place in context.

  • Speaking: Students will engage in discussions about their own living rooms, describing where items are located and how the space is used for relaxation. They will talk about their preferences for furniture arrangement, decorations, and what makes their living room a comfortable place to unwind.

  • Vocabulary: The lesson introduces vocabulary related to living rooms and relaxation, including nouns like "sofa," "armchair," "coffee table," "bookcase," "TV," and "stereo," and prepositions of place such as "on," "next to," "between," "in front of," and "behind."

  • Homework: Tasks are designed to reinforce the lesson's grammar focus and vocabulary. Students will choose correct answers to identify items found in a living room, select the incorrect prepositional phrase in given sentences, use phrases to complete sentences accurately, match questions with answers to practice using prepositions of place, and describe living rooms using the newly learned vocabulary.


Listen to the audio to hear about people’s favorite rooms in their homes. They have big windows, a comfy couch, a warm fireplace, a large TV, a small coffee table, and a Mexican painting in their living rooms. What is your go-to room at home? Do you have a man cave?

Audio Transcript

Vocabulary and Pronunciation

comfy [adjective]: an informal form of the word comfortable
painting [noun]: a work of art made with paint
rug [noun]: a piece of thick heavy material— smaller than a carpet— used to cover the floor; sometimes it is used for decoration
bookcase [noun]: a piece of furniture with shelves to hold books
wallpaper [noun]: paper, usually with a pattern, put on walls for decoration
redecorate [verb]: to change the appearance of the inside of a house, building, or room by painting the walls, changing the furniture, etc.
remote [noun]: a piece of equipment that you hold in your hand and use to control a TV set
open-plan [adjective]: used to describe a room or a building without many walls
stereo [noun]: a piece of electrical equipment for playing music, listening to the radio, etc.
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