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  • Hello. Welcome to my bedroom. It's not my bedroom. It's a whiteboard with words on it,

  • but I'm going to teach you about bedroom -- vocabulary that is. Stay tuned. Maybe I'll teach you

  • some other bedroom vocabulary if you know what I mean. We're going to go on the innocent

  • side today, and I'm going to teach you about basic things in bedrooms. I know. I know.

  • Okay. This is a bed. Do you sleep on a bed, or do

  • you sleep on a futon? Did I speak Japanese? Hi, Japanese people in the house. Konnichiwa.

  • O-genki desu ka? When you sleep, you usually sleep on a "futon". We have stolen your word.

  • We're so nice. And we use it for our own. "Futon" -- if you know or don't know -- is,

  • basically, a mattress that you put on the floor. It sounds kind of uncomfortable, but

  • it's really, really good if you're really drunk, and there's never a fear of falling

  • out of the bed. You just kind of roll over and, boom, you're awake. It has some advantages

  • and some disadvantages. So this is a picture of a bed. I am an artist. Remember this as

  • we go through this. The first very common thing that you will

  • find in a bedroom is a pillow. "Pillow". A lot of people -- I don't know why -- have

  • never learned this word in English. I know it's not in a lot of textbooks. You don't

  • open your textbook and go, "Wow, this is a pillow." You're more like, "This is a pen."

  • Thanks. I know that. So the first one is a pillow. A "pillow" is a soft or hard, squishy

  • thing that you put your head on -- not that head; this head. And to keep your pillow clean,

  • you're going to put a pillow case on it. A "pillow case" is like a cover for the pillow.

  • You can take the pillow case off, and please wash it. You can have different kinds of pillows.

  • There're feather pillows. So what we do is we take a duck or a goose; we kill it; we

  • take all its feathers off; and we stick them in a pillow. Yeah. I don't think that's really

  • cool. Or you can just have a fluffy cotton pillow or another microfibre pillow. You have

  • a pillow case. The next thing that is essential for a bed

  • -- please -- are sheets. Now be careful with your pronunciation. You don't want to say

  • "shits". That's the stuff that comes out of your bum. You want to say "sheets". When you

  • say this, the "e's" are very long. So you're going to say "sheets". Usually, we have a

  • top sheet and a fitted sheet. The fitted sheet just means it's the bottom sheet. They like

  • to use fancy words like fitted sheet, top sheet -- just two sheets. And you know what?

  • You can use just two of these. Don't worry about it. The top sheet -- it goes on top.

  • And the fitted sheet goes on the bottom. It covers -- the main part of your bed here is

  • a mattress. The "mattress" is, like, a big fluffy thing that you get to relax on. And

  • the black part of my picture would be a bed frame. Let's write that down. It's important.

  • So a "bed frame" is the support of the mattress. Pillow, pillow case, sheets, top and bottom

  • or fitted sheets. Next: In Canada, or maybe in your country,

  • in the winter, it's cold. You want something to cover you. Sheets are very thin. They're

  • usually made of cotton. A "cover" or a "blanket", a "duvet" -- du-what? This word is a French

  • word. So the way that we say it looks very different from the spelling. It looks like

  • "duvette". I think that maybe some people -- especially people in America -- would say,

  • "I got a new duvette cover. It's got some 'dubyas' on it." It's actually very important

  • that you say this properly and you say "duvet". So it's like "du-vay".

  • The next one is a comforter. "Comforter", "duvet", "blanket", "cover", and the last

  • one, a "quilt" -- they're all the same. Don't tell people who like to design beds and fabrics

  • that it's just something that keeps you warm. There are slight differences between a quilt,

  • a comforter, and a duvet, but you can discover that for yourself. You've got homework. Go

  • to a store. Ask the people that work there to show you a quilt, a comforter, a duvet,

  • a blanket, and a cover. You're practicing your English.

  • The next thing that you would have in your bedroom is furniture. "Furniture" is an uncountable

  • noun. "Furniture" includes a bed, a nightstand -- "Ronnie, what's a 'nightstand'?" Oh, "standing

  • up", "nighttime" -- what? No. A nightstand or -- maybe this makes more sense -- a bedside

  • table. Look at my picture. This thing right here is a "bedside table". It's beside your

  • bed, and it's a table. I know. Sometimes English makes sense. "Nightstand" or "bedside table"

  • -- these are the same. Some people say "nightstand"; some people say "bedside table". Some people

  • just say "that thing beside the bed". But it is definitely a bedside table or nightstand.

  • Also, we have "dresser" or -- long way to say it -- "dresser drawers", or you can just

  • say "drawers". It's your choice. I naturally would say "dresser". I would say, "I'm going

  • to put my clothes into the dresser." A "dresser" is a piece of furniture that you put your

  • clothes into -- clean clothes, people. Don't put your dirty socks in my dresser. So you're

  • going to put your beautifully folded up underwear and socks into a dresser. Maybe above your

  • dresser you have a mirror. A "mirror" is something that you look at and you can see yourself

  • -- your reflection. You see yourself in the mirror. It's most common to have a mirror

  • in a bath -- bathroom. What? In the bedroom and the bathroom as well. People like to look

  • at themselves, make sure everything is in the right places.

  • This -- this contraption made by Satan is called an "alarm clock". You might just know

  • the word "alarm". That's okay. You can just say "alarm", but please, please, please, when

  • you say this word, do not say this word by mistake. "Alarm clock". You have to -- right

  • there. If you say "alarm cock" -- "cock" means penis. Don't say "alarm cock". You want to

  • say "alarm clock". Alarm clock goes off when it's time for you to get out of bed, go to

  • work, go to school. We have a magic button on the alarm clock. And this is call a "snooze button"

  • or "snooze bar". A "snooze button" is magic. It gives you ten long, luscious

  • minutes of extra sleeping time. So if your alarm clock is set for 7:02, you hit the snooze,

  • and it will give you ten minutes more sleep. You might hear people saying to their boss

  • -- the boss might say, "Why are you late?" "I hit the snooze. I -- I -- I -- I just hit

  • the snooze five times. That's an hour, so I'm late." Good excuse. If you're late, just

  • say, "I hit the snooze." And they're, like, "Oh, yeah!" Okay? Danger button. Ten minutes

  • of lovely sleep. If you watch a very popular TV show called

  • "Sex in the City" or any, I guess, TV show, women -- mostly, ladies in the house -- are

  • going to go on about a "walk-in closet". Normally, in houses, you're going to have a closet.

  • A "closet" -- it's like a little room. There's a door. You open it, and inside is where we

  • hang our clothes. These are clothes. If you're lucky enough to have a walk-in closet, it's

  • like a whole other entity or a whole other room. A "walk-in closet" is, basically, a

  • room. And it is really, really big, and there're lots of places to hang all of your clothes

  • that you never wear. So a "walk-in closet" just means a "very big closet". In my house,

  • I have a closet. Don't open it, though. You never know what's going to come flying out.

  • Another word for "closet" is "cupboard", which is very strange. The pronunciation of this

  • word is very strange. We say "kub burd", "cupboard". It looks like "cup board". A long, long time

  • ago, we would definitely have a cupboard in our kitchen. Now we have a cupboard in our

  • bedroom. So a "closet" and a "cupboard" are the same. It's a place to put your clothes.

  • I hope you enjoyed the lesson. If you have questions about your bedroom, ask me. Bye.

Hello. Welcome to my bedroom. It's not my bedroom. It's a whiteboard with words on it,

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