Where Do You Relax?

General English, Speaking Lessons
A1 Beginner
Prepositions of Place, There is.../ There are...
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 Description

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

  • To describe a living room and the various things you can find inside of one.

  • To learn and practice prepositions of place using “There is” and “There are”.

  • To develop speaking and listening skills.

  • To learn and use new vocabulary relating to the topic.


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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