Unit 4: Things in the House


  • Teach ESL/EFL young learners how to talk about things in a house.
  • Build vocabulary by associating rooms in a house to related household items.
  • Review the use of simple prepositions of place – in, on
  • Learn to use ‘There is’ and ‘There are’ when referring to objects in the singular and plural.
  • Learn to use different questions words (what, who, where) to ask about things, people and location of things.
  • Reinforce the use of the verb ‘to be’ in the 3rd person singular and 3rd person plural when talking about objects in this English lesson.

Main Lesson Materials & Study Steps

things-house video lesson

1st –This cartoon animated video features a short dialogue, followed by vocabulary and sentence breakdown. It is essential for introducing the words, phrases, grammar, spelling and sentences of the lesson in context. Watch repeatedly to master the content. The video plays on any device.

things-house game

2nd – Then the student plays this fun game after watching the video, to practice the contents of the lesson. The game reviews key vocabulary, grammar and sentences from the lessons. This game can be played on any device.

things-house test

3rd – Finally the learner takes this test of the unit. The score of this test is captured in the LMS and gives educators an idea of how well their learner is doing. The test opens on any device – mobile & PC.

Worksheets for the Unit

The worksheets below are useful for offline and classroom activities. These printable exercises directly correlate with the above lesson 'Things in the House'. Every worksheet comes with an answer sheet on the second page for educators.

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Lesson Story:

Lisa’s friend, Jane, has come over for a visit. To make her feel at home, Lisa is giving her a tour of the house and showing her where different things are kept. She starts with the living room and later all the other rooms. Jane likes Lisa’s home a lot.


Rooms and things in the house

living room TV rug sofa cupboard
bedroom bed wardrobe mirror
bathroom toothbrush toothpaste shower toilet roll bathtub
kitchen fridge microwave cooker utensils
dining room table chairs
study computer chair bookshelf


Key Sentences:

What’s in…?

What’s in the living room?

  • There is a TV in the living room.
  • There is a sofa in the living room.

What’s in the dining room?

  • There are chairs in the dining room.
  • There are utensils in the kitchen.

What’s on…?

What’s on the study room table?

  • There is a computer on the table.

Who is in…?

Who’s in the study?

  • Dad is in the study.

Where is…? / Where are…?

Where is the cupboard?

  • It’s in the living room.


Where are your clothes?

  • My clothes are in the wardrobe.

Singular versus Plural

There is There are
  • There is a TV in the living room.
  • There is a microwave in the kitchen.
  • There are four chairs in the dining room.
  • There are books on the bookshelf.

Dialogue Script

Lisa: Jane, this is our living room.

Jane: I like your living room. What do you do in here?

Lisa: I like to sit on the sofa and watch TV.

Jane: Does everyone fit on the sofa?

Lisa: No. Sometimes we have to sit on the rug, or in a chair to watch TV together.

Lisa: This is our kitchen, Jane. Are you hungry?

Jane: Starving!

Jane: What are you doing, Lisa?

Lisa: I am looking in the fridge for a snack.

Jane: Did you find anything?

Lisa: We can heat these in the microwave, or in the cooker.

Jane: Let’s use the microwave. It’s faster.

Lisa: I am looking in the cupboards for utensils to eat with.

Jane: Thanks, Lisa!

Jane: Where should we eat, Lisa?

Lisa: Let’s eat in the dining room. We can eat at the table.

Lisa: Do you want to see my bedroom?

Jane: Yes!

Lisa: This is my bedroom. That is my bed.
Jane: I like your bed. Where are all your clothes?

Lisa: They are in my wardrobe.

Lisa: This is the bathroom. Oh, our toilet paper roll is empty. I should change it.

Jane: Oh no! I forgot my toothbrush.

Lisa:  Here, I have extras. I have toothpaste too.

Lisa: This is our study. It’s where Dad works on the computer.

Jane: It’s very nice. He has a lot of books on his bookshelf.

Lisa: Yes, he likes to read.

This lesson is part of the Level 4 English course.

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