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Unit 02 :
Living Room 客廳類
Let’s learn about the different vocabulary of the living room.
1. wing chair /ˌwɪŋ ˈtʃer/
a chair with a high back from which large side pieces stick out
2. armchair /ˈɑːrm.tʃer/
a comfortable chair with sides that support your arms
She sat in an armchair by the fire, reading a newspaper.
3. sofa /ˈsoʊ.fə/
a long, soft seat with a back and usually arms, on which more than one person can sit at the same time
4. cushion /ˈkʊʃ.ən/
a bag made of cloth, plastic, or leather that is filled with soft material, often has an attractive cover and is used especially on chairs for sitting or leaning on
She sank back against/into the cushions.
5. telephone /ˈtel.ə.foʊn/
a device that uses either a system of wires along which electrical signals are sent or a system of radio signals to make it possible for you to speak to someone in another place who has a similar device
6. speaker /ˈspiː.kɚ/
the part of a radio, television, or computer, or of a piece of electrical equipment for playing recorded sound, through which the sound is played. A speaker can be part of the radio, etc. or be separate from it
There’s no sound coming out of the right-hand speaker.
7. coffee table /ˈkɑː.fi ˌteɪ.bəl/
a small, low table on which coffee is served or books and magazines are arranged
8. fireplace /ˈfaɪr.pleɪs/
a space in the wall of a room for a fire to burn in, or the decorated part that surrounds this space
She swept the ashes from the fireplace.
9. carpet /ˈkɑːr.pət/
a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors
We’ve just had a new carpet fitted/laid in our bedroom.
10. bookshelf /ˈbʊk.ʃelf/
a shelf in a bookcase
Try to spell it.
- f _ _ _ _ _ _ _ e : a space in the wall of a room for a fire to burn in, or the decorated part that surrounds this space
- a _ _ _ _ _ _ r : a comfortable chair with sides that support your arms
- c _ _ _ _ t : (a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors
- b _ _ _ _ _ _ _ f : a shelf in a bookcase
11. vase /veɪs/
a container for holding flowers or for decoration
a vase of flowers 一瓶花
12. rug /rʌɡ/
a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for covering the floor or for decoration
My dog loves lying on the rug in front of the fire.
13. blanket /ˈblæŋ.kɪt/
a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed
14. curtain /ˈkɝː.t̬ən/
a piece of material, especially cloth, that hangs across a window or opening to make a room or part of a room dark or private
to draw the curtains 拉窗簾
15. light bulb /ˈlaɪt ˌbʌlb/
a rounded glass container with a thin thread of metal inside that produces light when an electric current goes through
16. plug /plʌɡ/
a small plastic or rubber object with two or three metal pins, attached to the end of a wire on a piece of electrical equipment and pushed into a special opening in a wall to connect the equipment to a supply of electricity
a three-pin/two-pin plug 三腳／兩腳插頭
to fit/change a plug 安裝／更換插頭
17. socket /ˈsɑː.kɪt/
the part of a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, into which another part fits
an electrical socket 電插座
a light socket 燈頭
18. photo frame/ˈfoʊ.t̬oʊ ˌfreɪm/
a flat object with a clear front surface used to put a photograph in
19. chandelier /ˌʃæn.dəˈlɪr/
a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling and has several parts like branches for holding bulbs or, especially in the past, candles
20. grandfather clock /ˈɡræn.fɑː.ðɚ ˌklɑːk/
a tall clock in a wooden case that stands on the floor
Match the correct meaning to each vocabulary.
- rug__ 2. blanket__ 3. socket__ 4. vase__
- a) a flat cover made of wool or similar warm material, usually used on a bed
- b) a container for holding flowers or for decoration
- c) a piece of thick heavy cloth smaller than a carpet, used for covering the floor or for decoration
- d) the part of a piece of equipment, especially electrical equipment, into which another part fits
a device shaped like a box with a screen that receives electrical signals and changes them into moving images and sound, or the method or business of sending images and sound by electrical signals
Could you turn the television down?
22. remote control /rɪˌmoʊt kənˈtroʊl/
a piece of equipment that you hold in your hand and use to control a television, DVD player, etc.
23. floor lamp /ˈflɔːr ˌlæmp/
an electric light supported by a tall pole that is attached to a base that rests on the floor of a room
24. chaise longue /ˌʃez ˈlɔ̃ːŋ/
a long, low seat, with an arm at one side and usually a low back along half of its length, that a person can stretch out his or her legs on
25. plant /plænt/
a living thing that grows in earth, in water, or on other plants, usually has a stem, leaves, roots, and flowers, and produces seeds
native plants and animals 原產於當地的動植物
26. tea set /ˈtiː ˌset/
a set of small plates, cups, etc., with a matching design, for serving tea and small amounts of food such as cakes and sandwiches
27. ashtray /ˈæʃ.treɪ/
a small dish or container, sometimes decorative, in which people can leave cigarette ash and cigarette butts
28. painting /ˈpeɪn.t̬ɪŋ/
a picture made using paint
The walls are covered in oil paintings.
29. cabinet /ˈkæb.ən.ət/
a piece of furniture with shelves, cupboards, or drawers, used for storing or showing things
a bathroom/filing cabinet 浴室／文件櫃
30. fan /fæn/
an electric device with blades that turn quickly, used to move the air around
Describe to your tutor what you see in this pictures.