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  • Hi!

  • Bob the Canadian here!

  • Let's learn English around the house.

  • Come on in!

  • Hi, Bob the Canadian here.

  • Welcome to this video.

  • If this is your first time here don't forget to click the subscribe button below, and give

  • me a thumbs up at some point during this video if it's helping you learn English.

  • Well today we're going to learn some English words and phrases that you can use to describe

  • a house.

  • I just came in through the front door.

  • Houses generally have a front door and a back door.

  • I'll show you that one a bit later.

  • And I'm standing in the front entrance or the entranceway of the house.

  • It's a little warm so I'm going to take off my coat and you'll notice behind me

  • there is a coat hanger.

  • So I'm going to hang my coat here and I'm going to do what we traditionally do in Canada,

  • and that is that I'm going to take off my shoes.

  • Before we go any further though, I want to thank Barb the Canadian for letting me use

  • her house today to make this video, to help you learn English.

  • The front entranceway also usually has a closet where you can hang coats and other items.

  • So especially in the winter when you come into a home you might want to hang your coat

  • in the closet if there's not enough room on the coat hangers.

  • So you'll notice behind me here the kitchen.

  • The kitchen is one of my favourite rooms in the house.

  • I really like food so I really like kitchens.

  • You'll notice behind me here that a kitchen has a certain number of items.

  • We have the refrigerator or the fridge, where you can keep food cold.

  • This fridge has a freezer on the bottom.

  • We also have the stove and generally we call this part the oven, where you would bake things,

  • and over here we have the stove where you would cook things.

  • If you look behind me here you'll see we have a sink, so when you're all done making

  • your food and eating your food you can do the dishes, you can wash the dishes in the

  • sink.

  • And if you look over here on the counter you'll notice that we have three things that you

  • find quite often in a kitchen.

  • We have a coffee maker.

  • We have a kettle for boiling water, and we have a pitcher of water if you just want to

  • drink some water.

  • Up here you'll notice that we have cupboards, so cupboards, notice it's not pronounced

  • the way it looks.

  • In a cupboard you'll find things like plates and bowls that you can use for eating.

  • Those are pretty loud!

  • And if we look over here, we'll have what we in Canada call a utensil drawer.

  • So this is drawer where you would keep spoons, forks, and knives.

  • You'll also see this area here is what we would call the counter or the countertop.

  • You can use both words interchangeably.

  • So you might use the countertop or the counter to prepare food.

  • And you'll notice hiding over here in the corner we have a microwave, just a small appliance

  • that lets you heat up food really really quickly.

  • So that's the kitchen.

  • One of my favourite rooms.

  • Let's move on to the living room.

  • So we're in the living now.

  • The living room is the room in the home where you will usually find chairs and sofas or

  • what we also call couches.

  • It's the room where, when you just want to relax, this is the room that you would

  • generally sit in.

  • Maybe you want to read a book, maybe you want to watch tv or if we look over here you'll

  • see that this living room also has a tv, a television, where you could sit just to have

  • a quiet relaxing evening where you are going to entertain yourself by reading a book, maybe

  • sitting and talking with friends, or watching some television.

  • So that's the living room.

  • Let's look at the dining room next.

  • So another, another part of the house that I really like is the dining room.

  • So this is a room with a table specifically for eating meals.

  • So you would have breakfast, lunch, and supper at this table in the dining room.

  • You can tell that Christmas is coming soon, I'll do a video soon about Christmas.

  • I think next week I'm going to a parade and I'll show you whole bunch of stuff about

  • Christmas, but this is the dining room.

  • We have a dining room table and we have chairs to sit at as we would eat our meals.

  • So we're in the bathroom now, and there's really three main parts to a bathroom.

  • We have a sink where you could wash your hands so you could turn on the water and wash your

  • hands.

  • We also have, if I turn just a little bit, behind me here we have a shower.

  • So you could jump in here to have a shower maybe at the end of a long day of work, and

  • then we also have, I'm not gonna describe what this is for, but we also have a toilet.

  • I think everyone in the world knows what this is for and how to use it, so I'm not gonna

  • spend any time describing it.

  • But you have a toilet.

  • This is the toilet seat.

  • You have toilet paper and this is where you would go if you felt the call of nature.

  • That's the nice way of putting it.

  • So we're in the upstairs of the house now, you'll notice that we're in a bedroom.

  • So there's a good reason why it's called a bedroom.

  • It's because, there's a bed!

  • So in a bedroom you're going to have a bed.

  • You're also going to have things that in English we call dressers.

  • So if you look over here there is a dresser and a dresser is a place where using these

  • drawers, this is where you would store all of your clothes.

  • So in a bedroom you generally have a bed, which is right here, and you have a dresser

  • where you can store stuff.

  • There's also in this bedroom what we would call night tables.

  • So there's a table on each side of the bed with a small lamp.

  • This is a place where you could keep a book if you read at night before you go to bed.

  • You would keep it on your night stand, or night table.

  • So this is a bedroom.

  • I'm not sure how easy this is to see, but I'm standing in a hallway.

  • So a hallway is the part of the home that connects all of the rooms together.

  • This room is empty.

  • In English we would call this a spare room.

  • Sometimes a spare room has an extra bed in it.

  • This room is just empty so we would call this a spare room.

  • I just came down these stairs and I'm now in the basement of this house.

  • A basement is the part of the house that is below ground, and many times in a home the

  • basement is used to store things.

  • It also usually has a furnace.

  • This is what heats the home with gas or oil in the winter.

  • And a hot water heater.

  • This is what makes hot water for the house as well.

  • And usually those types of things are found in a basement.

  • So we're here in the basement, it's the part that's below ground.

  • I'll just show you a window over here for a sec so that you get a sense of where we

  • are.

  • So here's the basement window, it's a little hard to see, but if you look outside

  • you'll notice the we are at ground level, or below ground level in the basement here.

  • So a lot of Canadian homes will also have a garage.

  • A garage is a place where you can keep your car, and a garage has a garage door which

  • you just saw open behind me.

  • As well a garage sometimes has a garage door opener.

  • This is a device that's on the ceiling of the garage, and I'll just show you for a

  • sec, this is a device that's on the ceiling of a garage that opens the door automatically

  • when you click the button in your car.

  • So that's a garage door opener.

  • It's a little cold to be out here with no coat on but I just wanted to show you earlier

  • I mentioned the back door.

  • This is the back door of the house.

  • When you have a back door a lot of times you'll have a barbecue outside and then also down

  • here there's just kind of a patio area.

  • So there's an area where you can come out to cook some food in the summer months when

  • it's warmer.

  • You can come out your backdoor.

  • You can go down your steps, and you can use your barbecue to cook some food.

  • So this is a small patio area outside the back door.

  • Well, hey, thanks for joining me today to learn some English that you can use around

  • a house.

  • Bob the Canadian.

  • Learn English with Bob the Canadian.

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  • below to help you practice some of the English that you have learned in this video.

  • Bob the Canadian here.

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  • I hope you enjoyed this video and have a great day!

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