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Vocab for First Certificate p80-83


a house in the country with a large garden, especially in southern Europe OR a large house in a town (noun)
For example: a Victorian ______ in North London


a small house, especially in the country (noun)
For example: a charming country _______ with roses around the door

terraced houses

a house that is one of a row of houses that are joined together on each side (noun)

detached house

not joined to another house on either side (noun)

semi-detached house

joined to another house by a wall on one side that is shared (noun)

apartment block

a large building with flats/apartments on each floor (noun)


a house built all on one level, without stairs (noun)


an area where people live that is outside the centre of a city (noun)
For example: a _______ of London


one of a pair of wooden or metal covers that can be closed over the outside of a window to keep out light or protect the windows from damage (noun)


a room, especially in somebody's home, used for reading and writing (noun)

utility room

a room, especially in a private house, that contains large pieces of equipment such as a washing machine, freezer, etc. (noun)

washing machine



a machine you use to dry your clothes (noun)




the lower floor of a house or building, especially the one at ground level (noun)


the floor or floors in a building that are above the ground floor (noun)

en suite

joined onto a bedroom and for use only by people in that bedroom (noun)
For example: Each bedroom in the hotel has a bathroom _______/an _______ bathroom.

central heating

a system for heating a building from one source which then sends the hot water or hot air around the building through pipes (and often radiators too) (noun)

air conditioning

a system that cools and dries the air in a building or car (noun)
Also: aircon



double garage



a level of a building; a floor (noun)
For example: the upper/lower ______ of the house
a single-______/two-______ building








American = apartment


a small area at the entrance to a building, such as a house or a church, that is covered by a roof and often has walls (noun)



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