OUR SITTING ROOM

Exercise 7. Read and translate the text. Do the task below.

Exercise 6. Fill in the blanks with the necessary word in brackets.

Exercise 3. Complete the descriptions. (There may be more than one possible answer).

Exercise 2. Unscramble the following words.

Exercise 1. Prove that the proverbs (sayings) have sense. Give examples from your own experience.

VOCABULARY PRACTICE

1.East or West home is best.

2.Home is not where you live but where they understand you. (Christian Morgenstern)

3.Peace - that was the other name for home. (Kathleen Norris)

4.Home is that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. (Oliver Wendell Holmes)

5.Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. (John Ed Pearce)

6.Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway. (Author Unknown)

7.Home is a shelter from storms - all sorts of storms. (William J. Bennett)

8.He is the happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

 

Example: innapk ___________________ answer: napkin

 


  1. efink __________________
  2. noosp __________________
  3. owlb __________________
  4. nicha __________________
  5. rapcet __________________
  6. teklet __________________
  7. hiamcrar __________________
  8. veon __________________
  9. acepasnu __________________
  10. skin __________________
  11. faos __________________
  12. gefrid __________________
  13. retufurni __________________
  14. erkooc __________________
  15. robedraw __________________
  16. ustyd ___________________
  17. enchtik ___________________
  18. casekoob ___________________
  19. eltow ___________________
  20. nori ___________________

 

  1. The bedroom, thats where you sleep............
  2. The kitchen, thats where you do the
  3. The bathroom, thats where you and
  4. The living room, thats where you
  5. The dining room, thats where you ..
  6. The basement, thats where you .
  7. The study, thats where you .
  8. The closet, thats where you .

 

 

Exercise 4. You have just moved into a new flat. For the first six months you can only have six of the following. Which would you choose, and why? Compare with someone else if possible.

Example. I would certainly choose a cooker I cant eat cold food all the time.

Sofa cooker carpets curtains bed kettle TV-set washing machine fridge Dining table CD player dishwasher armchair bookcase cutlery chandelier

 

Exercise 5. Match the following groups of words:

  1. I cleaned a. the washing up
  2. I went b. the alarm-clock
  3. I set c. my bed
  4. I switched off d. my pyjamas
  5. I did e. to bed
  6. I put on f. me teeth
  7. I made g. the light

 

1.Recently weve got a new . (kitchen, flat, floor). 2. My mother does the cooking in the (running water, kitchen, sideboard). 3. In every room we have a number of on the wall (tables, pictures, beds). 4. You can see a on the floor (carpet, bathroom, shelf). 5. He invited us for his (furniture, central heating, house-warming). 6. What is your apartment on? (floor, staircase, roof). 7. I usually wash my clothes in the (vacuum cleaner, oven, washing machine).

Let's have a look at this picture of our sitting room. As you come into the room you notice a piano with a low piano stool in front of it. Next to the piano there is a tall bookcase standing against the wall. On the left there is a large window. Under the window there's a radiator, but you can't see it because it's behind the settee.On the settee there are two cushions.The fireplace is at the other end of the room. On each side of the fireplace there's an armchair. An old lady is sitting in one of the chairs, but nobody's sitting in the other one: it's empty.

In the centre of the mantelpiece there's a clock and above it there is an oval mirror. On the right you can see a standard lamp. Opposite the fireplace you can see a small table with an ashtray and some newspapers on it. By the table there is a small chair. On the extreme right there's a radio. The floor is covered with a beautiful thick carpet. An electric light is hanging from the middle of the ceiling. At night, when it gets dark we switch on the light and draw the curtains. During the day, the light comes in through the window.

(from "London Linguaphone Course ")

Do the following task: match the separate parts to make original sentences from the text.

1.In the centre of the mantelpiece there's. 2.Next to the piano there is 3.The floor is covered with 4.On the right you can see. 5.An electric light is hanging 6.At night, when it gets dark we 7.During the day, the light . 8.On the settee there a)there are two cushions. b)a tall bookcase standing against the wall. c)a clock and above it there is an oval mirror. d)switch on the light and draw the curtains. e)comes in through the window. f)from the middle of the ceiling. g)a standard lamp. h)a beautiful thick carpet.