English Vocabulary for Parts of the House

Learn Parts of the House in English

This is a lesson to help you learn English words for different parts of a house. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "parts of the house" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

Here is the word library for this game:

"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "parts of the house" category:
  • window, yard, balcony, chimney, door, doorbell, doorstep, driveway, fence, garage, gate, hanging basket, mailbox, roof, satellite dish, swing, treehouse, wall
window

window

  • A window is a glass or transparent opening in a wall that allows light to enter a room and provides a view of the outside.
  • People often use windows to look outside, get fresh air, and let sunlight brighten their homes.
  • Some windows have curtains or blinds that can be opened or closed for privacy or to control the amount of light.
yard

yard

  • A yard is an outdoor area surrounding a house, typically covered in grass, where people can play, relax, or garden.
  • Yards are great places for outdoor activities like picnics, sports, or simply enjoying nature.
  • Some people decorate their yards with flowers, shrubs, and trees to create a beautiful outdoor space.
balcony

balcony

  • A balcony is a small outdoor platform or extension of a building, often located above ground level and enclosed by a railing or barrier.
  • People use balconies as outdoor seating areas or places to enjoy fresh air and the view from an elevated perspective.
  • Some apartments and houses have private balconies where residents can relax or have potted plants.
chimney

chimney

  • A chimney is a vertical, often brick or metal, structure attached to a building to expel smoke and gases from a fireplace or heating system.
  • During the winter, people light fires in their fireplaces, and the chimney helps carry the smoke safely out of the house.
  • Some houses have decorative chimneys that add character to the building's appearance.
door

door

  • A door is an entry or exit point in a building, typically made of wood, metal, or other materials, that can be opened or closed.
  • People use doors to enter and exit rooms, homes, and buildings.
  • Front doors often have doorknobs or handles for opening, and some have peepholes for seeing who is outside.
doorbell

doorbell

  • A doorbell is a small device near a door that, when pressed, produces a ringing or chiming sound to alert residents that someone is at the door.
  • When guests or delivery people arrive, they typically use the doorbell to announce their presence.
  • Modern doorbells may also have video cameras, allowing homeowners to see who is outside.
doorstep

doorstep

  • A doorstep is the small raised or flat area directly in front of a door, often made of stone, concrete, or wood.
  • People step on the doorstep when entering or leaving a building.
  • It's common to wipe one's feet on the doorstep to remove dirt or mud before entering a home.
driveway

driveway

  • A driveway is a private road or path that leads from the street to a garage or parking area in front of a house.
  • People use driveways to park their vehicles and provide easy access to their homes.
  • Driveways can be made of concrete, asphalt, gravel, or other materials.
fence

fence

  • A fence is a barrier made of wood, metal, or other materials that encloses a yard, garden, or property for privacy or security.
  • Fences come in various styles, from picket fences to tall privacy fences.
  • Some people decorate their fences with climbing plants or flowers to add beauty to their outdoor space.
garage

garage

  • A garage is a building or space attached to a house or separate from it, used for storing vehicles like cars, motorcycles, or bicycles.
  • People also use garages as workshops or for additional storage space.
  • Garage doors can be opened and closed to access the vehicles or items stored inside.
gate

gate

  • A gate is a movable barrier, often made of metal or wood, that allows entry or exit through a fence or wall.
  • Many homes have gates at their entrances, and they can be opened and closed with a latch or lock.
  • Gates can provide security and control access to a property.
hanging basket

hanging basket

  • A hanging basket is a container, often made of wire or wicker, that holds plants and flowers and is suspended from a hook or bracket.
  • People use hanging baskets to add beauty and greenery to their outdoor spaces, like porches and balconies.
  • Regular watering and care help plants thrive in hanging baskets.
mailbox

mailbox

  • A mailbox is a receptacle where mail and letters are deposited for postal delivery or pickup.
  • People check their mailboxes regularly to retrieve letters, packages, and important documents.
  • Mailboxes often have a flag that can be raised to signal that outgoing mail is waiting for pickup.
roof

roof

  • A roof is the uppermost covering of a building that provides shelter and protection from the weather.
  • Roofs come in different materials, such as shingles, tiles, or metal, and they help keep the interior of a building dry and secure.
  • Regular maintenance of the roof is important to prevent leaks and ensure its longevity.
satellite dish

satellite dish

  • A satellite dish is a parabolic antenna used to receive television signals from satellites in space.
  • People install satellite dishes on their roofs or walls to access a wide range of television channels and programs.
  • Proper alignment of the satellite dish is crucial for clear reception.
swing

swing

  • A swing is a suspended seat or platform that moves back and forth when pushed or swung by someone.
  • Children and adults enjoy playing on swings in parks, playgrounds, or their own backyard.
  • Swings can be made from various materials, including wood, plastic, or metal chains.
treehouse

treehouse

  • A treehouse is a small structure built in the branches of a tree, often used as a play area or secret hideout.
  • Children love spending time in treehouses, and they provide a unique and adventurous play environment.
  • Some treehouses are equipped with ladders, ropes, and even windows.
wall

wall

  • A wall is a vertical structure that forms the sides of a building, room, or enclosure, providing support and separation.
  • Walls can be made of materials like bricks, concrete, or drywall and are essential for the structural integrity of a building.
  • People often decorate their interior walls with paint, wallpaper, or artwork to add personality to their spaces.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.